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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

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