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ROSEMARIE (nee Notofrancesco), age 81, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2019. Devoted wife of the late Joseph “Sonny” Ruggiero. Beloved mother of Renee (Mario) Dioguardi, Robert (Marci) Ruggiero, and Maria (Richard) Terry. Loving Grandmother of Mario, Lauren, Michael, Nicholas, Daniel (Ashley), Joseph, Isabella and Step-Grandchildren Robinson, Kristian and Rachel. Great Grandmother of Mariah, Brooklyn and Daniel. Sister of the late Carmen Notorfrancesco. Beloved sister-in-law Marcy (the late Peter) Strauss Shaer and Joann Notorfrancesco. Beloved Aunt of Joseph (Ginny) Notorfrancesco, Carmen (Hsiu) Notorfrancesco, Gina (David) DeSorte, Susan (Karl) Stoetzer , John (Amy) Notorfrancesco, Joseph Strauss and Stacey Strauss. She is also survived by many great nieces and nephews, many cousins and dear friends. RoseMarie was born on December 28, 1937 in Philadelphia to her late parents Joseph and Raby Lee (nee Odom) Notorfrancesco. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a superb cook and baker. She spent many nights playing cards with her lady friends on Croskey Street. She also enjoyed making ceramics and spoiling her cats and dogs. She worked as a lunchroom monitor at St. Edmond’s School and as a Sales Associate at Pacific Party. She is survived by her childhood best friend, Franny DeFrancesco. They were often called Lucy and Ethel due to their crazy antics. Relatives and friends are invited to her VIEWING FRIDAY 9 A.M. at THE MONTI-RAGO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2531-35 S. BROAD STREET. Service to begin at 10:30 A.M. (at Funeral Home). Int. Holy Cross Cemetery.