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Rose A. Macaluso - 97

4/18/1920 - 1/3/2018

Lifelong Chicago Heights resident

Rose A. Macaluso nee Pagoria age 97. Lifelong Chicago Heights resident passed away peacefully at her home on January 3rd. She graduated from St. Agnes Grade School and attended Bloom High School. Beloved wife for 51 years of the late Sam Macaluso. Mother of Joseph (Nancy) Macaluso, Marilyn (Van) Giragosian and the late Dr. Donald (Sally) Macaluso. Grandmother of Sam, Tony, Brian, April Rose and Donald Macaluso, Marisa, Alexa Rose and Samantha Messina, Chris and Dana Giragosian, and Warren Seubel. Loving great-grandmother of Donny, Ellie, Miranda, Sofia, Brooke, Taylor and Dominic. Daughter of the late Angeline nee LoBue and Joseph Pagoria. Sister of the late Concetta “Connie” (late Phillip) Faso, Andretta “Curly” (late Louie) Marconi, Celia (late Andy) Faso and Nick (late Rose) Pagoria. Mrs. Macaluso was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, who loved to be surrounded by family and friends. She had a great sense of humor and lived life to the fullest with her charismatic personality and positive attitude. She loved to sing and recite poetry. She was a longtime member of TOPS and the Jolly Socials Pinochle Club, with her lifelong friends and sisters for over 50 years. Rose was the last survivor of the Chicago Heights “Golden Girls”. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday January 7th from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Monday morning 9:15 AM to St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood. 708-481-9230 or


  • Cheryl Lynn

    on 01/06/18

    My sincere condolences to the family. Draw close to God in prayer during this difficult time and he will draw close to you-James 4:8.
  • Jenna

    on 01/06/18

    I'm so sorry for your loss of Rose. When I lost a loved family member in death a few years ago the scriptures Ps. 34:18 and Revelation 21:3,4 really helped me and my family cope. I hope you can find comfort in these difficult times. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
  • Gail Santucci

    on 01/07/18

    I feel honored to have known Rosy all of these years. She was one of my biggest fans always loving on me as if I were one of her kids. Her heart of gold, lively spirit, and great sense of humor has made a lasting impression on my life! Farewell to Rosy!! Enjoy the singing and dancing in Heaven with all of your sisters, brother, husband, parents and friends! You were a blessing here on Earth and you will be eternally blessed in Heaven. Love you Sweetheart!
  • R. Ross

    on 01/08/18

    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your precious love one Rose. May Jehovah, the “God of all comfort” continue to provide your family the strength to endure during this very difficult time....2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4 and 1 Peter 5:7.

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