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Rose Filocco

May 23, 1921 — January 20, 2018

Rose Filocco, 96, of Esopus, passed away surrounded by her family on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Golden Hill Health Care Center in Kingston. She was born May 23, 1921 in Sicily to the late Salvatore and Mary (LaPlaca) Scelso. Rose was married to Thomas Filocco, Sr., Thomas passed away on April 6, 1996.

Rose emigrated from Sicily in 1929, she later graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, class of 1940. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart RC Church in Esopus for many years. She had worked as a Senior Clerk for the New York State Insurance Fund in NYC and later at Joseph O'Connor Electric in Kingston. Rose was an avid reader; she enjoyed knitting, cooking, and above all spending time with her family.

Rose is survived by her sons, Thomas I. Filocco of Ulster Park, Charles (Nancy) Filocco, Rhinebeck, John (Mary "Dee") Filocco of Port Ewen, her grandchildren, Melissa Provost, Jessica Filocco, and Charles Filocco, five great grandchildren, her sister, Lena Bratsch, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her siblings, Pat Scelso, Rosario Scelso, Joseph Scelso, Mary Anderson, Ellen Cabon, and Elvira Donato.

Entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 216 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY 12466, where family and friends may call on Wednesday January 24 from 4pm to 8pm. The funeral procession will form on Thursday January 25 at 10am and proceed to Sacred Heart RC Church, 1055 Broadway, Esopus, NY 12429, where at 11am a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial in Riverview Cemetery, Port Ewen, will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart RC Church, PO Box 200, Esopus, NY 12429 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Golden Hill A3 Unit for the wonderful care they provided over the past several years. To leave an expression of sympathy, please visit

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

4:00 - 8:00pm

Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service - Port Ewen Funeral Home

216 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Starts at 11:00am

Sacred Heart R.C. Church

US-9W, Esopus, NY 12429

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