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Coleman, Rosalia A. (Schifano) Gates: Peacefully into heaven, November 21, 2009 surrounded by her large and loving family at age 84. Predeceased by her husband, John Harold Coleman. She is survived by her children, Linda Smith, Terrance (Marianne) Coleman, Nancy Daniels, Ann Marie (Benjamin) Boehly, Thomas (Linda) Coleman, Carol (Phill Forte) Masetta & John Coleman; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Jacquelyn (Theodore) Brazak; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Rosalia is also predeceased by her parents, Philip (Rose) Schifano; sister, Grace Asel; step-mother, Mary Guiffre. Rosalia gave many years of service volunteering for Mt. Carmel Hospice. She retired from the Rochester City School District in 1985. Friends may call Monday, 2-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10 A.M. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 4100 Lyell Road. Interment held privately at the convenience of family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice in her memory.

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  1. Ann & family,
    My sympthy to you & your family on the loss of your mother. I know she will be greatly missed.

  2. Dear Steve,

    My grandma was the first family death of meaning for me. I will never forget the experience.

    You have lost your grandfather, too! So, I hope you find comfort knowing that grief runs its course and warm feelings and funny stories about your loved one take its place. Your grandma sounds like a woman who will be much missed, however. So it may take a while.

    May your thanksgiving bring the family closer together.

    Thinking of you,

  3. Dear Terry and Family

    Thinking of you and sending our love and support. May the memories you share of your beloved mother bring comfort. A mother’s love stays with her children forever…

    God Bless You All

  4. Hi Ann… deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mom. No matter how old we get, it’s always very difficult to say good-bye. Just remember, you’ll see her on the other side some day….Please take care of yourself and we’ll see you soon….you let me know if you need anything…..Love, Joanne

  5. I taught with Rosalia at # 5 school. I found her to be one of the kindest people I knew. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She was generous with her time and herself. The world was a better place because of her. She will be missed.


    Jean Van Allen

  6. My Dear Cousins,

    Although your mother has contiued on her higher path, try not to let the grief blind you to the subtle signs that she has no doubt, already been leaving you…to comfort you…to confirm that she is still loving and watching over you, and to celebrate the glorious knowledge that by no means does anything end here.

    Love to you all….


    ~ Denise ~

  7. My sincere condelences to the family of Steve Torres in the loss of your dear grandmother. You are in my thoughts..

  8. Rosalia was a very special person. She loved all of her children a great deal and spoke so highly of you. Rosalia worked with me at RCSD #5. Rosalia was a very artistic, cultured person. I will always remember her.

  9. Steve,
    I am so sorry for the passing of your grandmother. Your family is in my thoughts at this difficult time.

    My regards,

    Lisa Buckshaw
    Gates Chili Middle School

  10. Terry, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Enjoy the memories of your Mom that will keep her close to you.

  11. To my loving, beautiful Aunt. I know your soul rests in paradise today with our Lord. We will all miss you.

    Love, Laura & Tom

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