Rosa "Rosina" LaDelfa



Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute

Rosa LaDelfa “Rosina”

DOB 2/2/1933 Deceased 11/13/2022 at the age of 89 years old.

Hilton, NY: with her Son and daughter in law, Dino and Rosa LaDelfa

Rosa was a seamstress from the age of 10 years old in Sicily.  She was a true fashion designer.

Hobbies were cooking, baking, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was kind and loved by all who knew her.  She had a generous forgiving heart.

Survived by her children, Dino (Rosa) LaDelfa, Josephine (Thomas) Sherwood, Lisa (Christopher) Semler; her grandchildren,  Brianna (Steve) Surdi, Phillip LaDelfa, Colleen and Michael Bowman, Jessica, Aaron (Elisa), Zoe, Casey, and Noah Semler; her siblings: Sister Carmela Marotta; her In Laws, Paola Scalisi, Vincent (Gay) LaDelfa, Carmen (Slyvanna) LaDelfa, Fina Gibbardo, and many nieces, nephews and cousins here and in Italy.

Predeceased by her husband, Filippo LaDelfa; father, Liborio Marotta and mother, Giuseppa Papa. brothers; Calogero, Filippo, and Francesco and sisters; Sebastiana, Sara, and Peppina.

Friends may call Wednesday (Nov 16th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday (Nov 17th) 10:00 AM at St. Leo Church, Hilton.  Entombment, White Haven Memorial Park.


  1. Charles Freiberger on November 15, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Dean, Rosa, and family, We are so sorry for your great loss! You are all in our prayers! May you have many fond memories even in this time of grief, and may you be comforted that she is Home with the Lord. Charles, Michelle, and the family at Northstar Lifts.

  2. Fina Donofrio on November 16, 2022 at 7:23 am

    Rosina I will miss all the lovely time we spent together.. u taught me how to make bread and I put to much east and you laughed at me but otherwise the bread would’ve came out perfect… You were a fantastic woman and you will always have a special place in my heart… love u and we will always miss u… now u are with Phip … love u and Rest In Peace! Your cousin,Fina

  3. Lily Messina on November 16, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    To Dino, Rosa ,Brianna and Phillip and to the entire LaDelfa Family and extended families. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we send you are deepest and heartfelt condolences for your loss. During this difficult time, please know that our thoughts and prayer are with you all and Rosina. Rosina was family to us. We met Rosina through are close and dearest friends, the Ferrara Family. She was the most, sweetest, kindest, loving person I knew. I will never forget her beautiful smile and personality, she was so welcoming and she felt like family instantly. I remember all the times we came up to visit, at the July 4 picnic, and my youngest son was 2 months. He was crying and she held him and comforted him immediately as though he was her own. She was an angel here on earth and now you all have an angel looking over you, including all of us. It was an honour and privilege to have met her. She will forever be in our hearts. May her spirit give you the strength to carry on and to know that she touched so many people, she will always be with you in spirit. Our deepest and sincere condolences to you all. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Lily, Mike , Michael and Nicholas Messina Your Canadian Family

  4. dan lill on November 16, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Josephine and Thom, Sorry we could not make the visitation but I hope that you understand. There is a saying that I love: “May her memory be a blessing” and I pray the your many memories are all blessings. Dan and Ellen

  5. Vincent and Gay on November 16, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Dearest sister-in-law Rosina, you were always the beautiful light in our family! Our get togethers almost every weekend and special holidays will always be our special memories! And the special times you enjoyed like playing ziginetta while we all stood around watching you take everyones money with delight after you hard work of preparing for that day! Your happy smiles always greeting us and concerns for all! All the memories cannot be erased and you have left us with a forever bond. We only hope your journey will bring you as much joy and peace .

  6. Tom , Joy , and Nicolyn Rohrer on November 16, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Aunt Rosina will be in our hearts forever. We have such wonderful memories of her kind and gentle ways, her great cooking, and the fun and exciting times we spent together on weekends and especially holidays . We are so Blessed to have had such a wonderful Aunt. Our deepest condolences to our beautiful cousins Dino, Pina ,and Lisa and their families. May your joyful memories sooth and warm your hearts. Blessings .

  7. Pamela Conley on November 18, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Pina and Thom, I’m sorry for the loss of your mother (in-law). I see so much resemblance between you and your mother, Pina. May her legacy live on through her large family here and in Italy. Hugs, Pam

  8. Rose M Callea on November 18, 2022 at 11:51 am

    I’m so sorry about the death of Rosa. She was such a sweet and kind woman. She made my bridal headpiece and vail for my weeding many, many years ago. She and your dad were a beautiful couple. Peace and prayers, Rose (Panella) Callea

  9. Brenda J Palmigiano on November 19, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    I never forget your mom’s Italian cooking and her food was so delicious. I also never forget your mom’s smiling face xoxo hugss

  10. Mary Kay Reynolds on November 26, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Pina, Thomas, Dino & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Now she is in heaven with your dad. With love and hugs Mary Kay Reynolds

Leave a Condolence