Rosemary Manero

rosemary manero

April 3, 1934 ~ October 24, 2023

Born in: 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 name – reflective of Rosemary’s true sense of selflessness toward bettering the lives of others.


Memorial Mass of Christian Burial: December 9, 2023 9:45 am

St. Paul's Catholic Church
502 Rariton Ave.
Highland Park, NJ 08904

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Rosemary Manero 's name.

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 6704





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  1. The Owners and Staff at the Money and King Funeral Home, wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call us anytime as we are always available to you.

    Bob Gallagher
    Funeral Director

  2. So sorry to hear of Rosemary’s passing. She was a blessing to all who knew her. She always treated me as one of her own, I adored getting to spend time with her.

    Sending my love to the family.
    Kristin (Sullivant) Mainzer

  3. To the Entire Manero Family,
    Your Mom was a wonderful woman and dear friend to our mother Mary.
    Please know that your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    May she rest in peace.

    Michael and Carol Ann Monahan and Family

  4. We will miss her calls to Texas on all the holidays and birthdays. Aunt Rose you were one of a kind and we all love you and will celebrate your life for years to come.

  5. To my Aunt Rose and my Godmother you will be truly missed! You now have your wings! I will miss the phone calls “so what’s new” Love and hugs to the Manero Family

  6. We both have fond memories of Rosemary. She was so kind, caring and generous. We remember her laughter and her warm embrace every time our families got together. We love and miss her. May the angels greet you, Rosemary. May you rest in peace.

  7. I know words cannot help the sadness but know we love you all and are sending hugs and kisses and support to everyone. ❤️ Aunt Rosemary was an amazing woman and we will miss and always love her.

  8. To the Manero family: Mrs. Manero was so loved. A kind-hearted wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. We will miss her. I, as I do annually, just hung the double-legged Christmas stocking she made for me, bearing the name “John” and “1966.” I cherish it.

    -John Monahan
    for me, Lisa and the boys, Matthew and Gavin.

  9. Mrs. Manero was such a sweetheart. I loved her ambrosia salad from years back and she was so thoughtful to send me the recipe. I will cherish it. Love, Denise Monahan

  10. Rest in peace Rosemary. You will forever be remembered as a loving wife and mother who had such a memorable place in our hearts. So many memories of birthday parties, graduations and visits to the Manero home where you always made us feel so welcomed and loved. Like John, my stocking from you still hangs this Christmas season over my fireplace with an especially poignant remembrance.

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