April 3, 1934 ~ October 24, 2023
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Resided in: McLean, Virginia
Rosemary Manero, a longtime resident of Highland Park, New Jersey and parishioner at Saint Paul the Apostle Church (Transfiguration of the Lord Parish), passed away peacefully in her home in McLean, Virginia surrounded by her loving family. A proud graduate of Saint Peters High School in New Brunswick, Rosemary went on to earn her certificate as Licensed Practical Nurse serving for several years at St. Peters Hospital. She also worked as a secretary at Squibb Pharmaceuticals, assisted her husband as a small business owner, and finished her career as a bookkeeper at Rutgers University.
Rosemary had a true passion for sewing and knitting. She was a prolific – near world famous – producer of handmade Christmas stockings having completed over 900 truly beautiful pieces that adorn the mantles of her entire extended family and many friends during the holidays. One of the most giving people on the planet, Rosemary volunteered many years at the free blood pressure clinic in Highland Park and was a member of the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary.
Rosemary is survived by her husband of 67 incredible years, Carmen “Pete” Manero; son Charles (Annie); daughter Margaret Millar (Paul); son David (Justina); and seven amazing grandchildren Daniel, Emily, Michael, Christopher, Elizabeth, William, and Matthew. A funeral service will be held at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, 502 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey at 9:45 AM on December 9, 2023. Interment of ashes will follow at the Resurrection Cemetery, 146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, New Jersey. Those dear family and friends inclined to send much appreciated flowers or gifts are asked to instead to please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in her namehttps://donate.cancer.org/?campaign=default&lang=en – reflective of Rosemary’s true sense of selflessness toward bettering the lives of others.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Rosemary Manero 's name.