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Volpe, Rose M.

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November 30, 1929 - May 15, 2015

Volpe, Rose M.

Rose Marie Volpe passed away Friday, May 15 at the age of 85.  She was born in November of 1929.

She was the oldest of six children.  She leaves two sons and their wives, Marc A. Mattoni and his wife, Nancy, and David A. Mattoni, and his wife Devane’, and Rose’s  three grandchildren, Clint Mattoni, Jared Mackey and Brian Mattoni.  She is also survived by siblings, Samuel,  Joan, Norma,  Sarah, and Thomas, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She lived many years in Detroit, MI, having married Anthony J. Mattoni at the age of 17.  She was married to him for 15 years.  Her second marriage to Adele Volpe was in 1969, and ended upon his passing in 1983.

Rose spent most of her life as a professional hairdresser, eventually owning and operating 5 salons.  She had a natural talent in that profession bolstered by her vivacious personality.  As many can attest, she was known for her generosity, always willing to help others with her time and money.

When Rose retired she continued part time in her profession.  She loved to read, and enjoyed playing Scrabble. She loved cooking and hosting family dinner parties.  One of her greatest joys was seeing her offspring happy in doing what they loved.  Marc a practicing attorney and David a professional videographer/editor.

Rose recently completed studying the Watchtower Society Bible study aid:  “What Does the Bible Really Teach?”  She truly enjoyed her Bible studies with a former missionary that served in Ecuador for over 20 years.  Rose was looking forward to making her dedication to Jehovah God publicly by getting baptized.  That was her desire.  She loved the Scriptures and was able to attend the Memorial of Christ’s death this past 2014 at the local Kingdom Hall in Stuart, FL.

Her hopes upon death were to return in the resurrection to a new world of righteousness as promised in 2 Pet. 3:13.  Until then we will surely miss her.

Listen in to her memorial service on June 11, Music starts at 6:45 p.m. (CST) followed by the main discourse at 7:00.

Phone: 1-858-375-5558

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Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


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Jessica Newton

May 29, 2016 1:52PM

I have just found out about the loss of one of the classiest and elegant ladies I have ever known, ROSE MATTONI VOLPE, who was a loyal and dedicated friend for many, many years. I met Rose when I was 20. I was working at Margaret's salon in birmingham, Michigan and Rose was caring for the salon while Margaret was away. I always kept my mouth shut about my private life, but smart Rose knew something was amiss, she secretly followed me and discovered I was staying in a cheap motel on Woodward Ave. in Birmingham, Michigan-only 1 day away from being homeless on the streets.Long story short, she gathered my things and took me to her home, I met Adele, her husband, and I stayed with them for a month. Rose told him it wasn't his business and I was safe in her home and heart. We remained in touch on and off for many , many years. She was a lady in every sense of the word, and a lady always knows when to leave. I loved he. Rest in peace my friend. You made your life count, and you saved mine!

Geri Bsiley

June 11, 2015 7:54PM

The Bailey family send their condolences. So sorry for your loss. We truly await the day when there will be no death only joy to see our love ones return. Mothers are precious and never forgotten. As you do, I look forward to see my mother also. May Jehovah love be with you and family.
Sincerely ,
Geri Bailey and Family

Mario & Andrea DiMarcantonio

June 08, 2015 10:30AM

David & Devane,

We are so sorry to hear about your mom. I know firsthand what it is like to lose a parent. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. We look forward to meeting Rose in the near future!

Your Brother & Sister,

Mario & Andrea DiMarcantonio

Kristi (Kohut) Weiss

May 30, 2015 7:35PM

So very sorry to hear abut your mom's passing. Aunt Rose was truly on of a kind. She was a fighter, a survivor, and a friend to so many. What an amazing life she had. She will truly be missed. Take care! With love - Kristi (Kohut) Weiss

Sharon and Sam Argiri

May 30, 2015 6:12AM

Uncle Bud and I extend our most heartfelt condolences to you with the passing of your mom. In her lifetime she was the “head of the family,” the life of every party, the advisor, the decorator, the banker, the bookkeeper, the style maven, personal hairdresser to many family and friends and most of all a caring and loving mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt.

During the last ten years or so of her life, she was in constant pain which contributed to her irritability that we all experienced in one way or another. Having said that she still wanted to cook for us, play Scrabble, share books, talk about you boys and your lives while listening to us talk about our kinds and grandkids.

All in all, Rose lived a long and productive life and we are all indebted to her for whatever she gave to each of us.

She will be missed.

Love Aunt Sharon & Uncle Bud

Joan Baldarrama

May 28, 2015 2:38PM

Rose was my mentor during my teenage years especially in high school. She was very popular, and I was proud to say, she was my sister.

She paved the way for me to be a strong and resourceful woman. She taught me to have a strong work ethic which has stayed with me my entire life. Rose even opened her first beauty shop at 17 years old.

Our parents were European and believed in strong moral values. As children we sometimes felt them to be somewhat excessive but my sister always kept a positive attitude and helped me to do the same.

Rose also knew how to enjoy life and she cared enough to share that spirit with me. Even after long days of work she would make time to share with me in one of her greatest joys, dancing.

I am so thankful to have had her as my big sister. I will always love her dearly in my heart and soul.
Sister Joan

Mike Mason

May 27, 2015 3:59PM

As a child I remember visiting my Aunts and Uncles and cousins at Grandpa and Grandmas house. My mother and her sisters were always very close, which meant we got to spend a lot of time with my cousins,Mark, Dave, Cindy, Larry, and of course Uncle Tommy. Aunt Rose was a captain of industry I like to say, she always had something going on! My fondest memory is,I asked her to come and look at the house I was gonna buy,she didn't hesitate or delay, I drove her to it, i respected her opinion and new she had a style or fashion sense, she really new what looked good. Lucky for me she liked it, i don't know what I would have done if she didn't like it!
My aunt Rose was quite an incredible cook. I'll never forget when my mom and dad visited from Florida, she brought over what she called "Paprikash!" Now, get this.... she then said "Oh, and Mikey keep the dish i brought it over in and keep the glass bowl i brought the salad over in! That was Aunt Rose!!
As I got older we didn't see each other as much, but i talked to her once in a while and would see her when we would visit, sharing diner with her and my mom and dad or just my mom and her, listening to her and my mom tell stories of "The old days!" how hilarious.
Aunt Rose was such a strong lady
I know my mom will really miss there chats. She would tell me about what Aunt Rose said ocasionally and I could hear the intrest and excitment in my moms she had heard it for the first time!? God Bless you Aunt Rose, From, Mikey

Howard and Dottie Boyd

May 26, 2015 8:02PM

So sorry to hear about Rose, but happy to hear she died faithful. Our sympathy goes out to the family, especially to David and Joan. You are in our prayers. Romans 14:7,8

Francine Price Hanner

May 26, 2015 6:24PM

My thoughts and love to Roses family. I truly loved ll the time I spent with Rose in Florida I don't know if you remember me. I feel like I know the whole family as Rose and I would talk for hours. I always said that she should writer book with all the escapades. When I got a disconnect on the phone recently, I thought to investigte . My deepest sympathy a to yal'l She was ONE OF A KIND !

Mike Mason

May 26, 2015 4:39PM

Aunt Rose always called me "Mikey"

Norma mason

May 23, 2015 7:34PM

Rose Volpe was my big sister; she was always there for use even when we were children. She looked out for us making sure we got to school everyday. She was a devoted daughter, caring mother, loving sister and a hard worker. She was multitalented in many ways and generous to a fault. I'm so glad in her last years she lived near by. We shared many good times getting together. I'll miss her so much.

Norma mason

May 23, 2015 7:08PM

Rose was my big sister and was always there for us when we needed a helping hand - she never said, "No," - I'll miss her terribly but I know she's at peace and asleep, awaiting the resurrection to everlasting life under God's Kingdom.