Mary Arkangel Vinciguerra Roselli, 92, of New Providence, NJ, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 29th, 2007, at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ of heart failure after a short illness.
Born on June 4, 1915, in Whitehall, Mary was the daughter of Antimo and Carmela Vinciguerra of Whitehall, and a longtime resident of the town.
Mary was graduated from Whitehall High School, class of 1932, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Rider College, then in Trenton, N.J., in 1936. She was also woman’s tennis champion at Rider.
She began her work career helping her father in his grocery store, and then became a secretary at Glens Falls Cement Company. She married Anthony Roselli of Aversa, Caserta, Italy, in December, 1951, and eventually became co-owner of Roselli’s Clothing in Whitehall. After having two children, Mary became a business teacher at Whitehall High School, a position she held for 20 years until her retirement in 1985. After retiring, she continued to be active, playing tennis and bridge, continuing her involvement with the Catholic Daughters of America, and becoming an active member of the Whitehall Senior Citizens. In 2002, she moved to New Providence, NJ, to be with her daughter and her three grandchildren. In New Providence, she also was an active member of the NP Senior Citizens, organizing their trips and parties.
Mary is survived by her son John, of Queens, NY, her daughter Mary Lucid and son-in-law Robert Lucid of New Providence, and three grandchildren: Kevin Lucid, a junior at Holy Cross; Andrew Lucid, a senior at New Providence High School; and Kristen Lucid, a sophomore at NPHS.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall on Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Michael Flannery, Pastor, officiating. Interment followed at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.
Family and friends called at the Jillson Jillson Funeral Home,46 Williams Street, Whitehall on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a memorial service at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church in New Providence on Saturday, August 11that 1 pm.
Expressions of sympathy make take the form of a donation in Mary’s name to the American Heart Association.