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Obituaries » Marie Rose Espamer

Marie Rose Espamer, 95, of Vineland, passed away peacefully in her home after an extended illness on December 16, 2018.
Marie was dearly loved by her son, Steven Espamer (Kathleen) of Camp Hill, PA and her daughter, Denise Vondra (Norbert) of Pittsgrove, NJ. She is survived by four grandchildren, Katie Horst (Nathaniel), Suzanna Murrill (Stephen), Johanna Espamer and Ryan Vondra (Daria), as well as five great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Elliot, Emery, Oliver Horst, and Cole Vondra. She was predeceased by her husband and life time farmer Foster Espamer in 2014; parents Charles and Theresa (Donato) Petraglia; sister, Rosalie Miller, and her brother Peter Petraglia

She was born in the Bronx, NY, in 1923 and attended a clothing design school before moving to the Vineland area as a young woman. After marrying Foster, she devoted all of her time to raising her two children and being a homemaker, maintaining an organized, welcoming home. She enjoyed cooking and baking an over abundance of food for family and friends to enjoy and cherished time spent with them. Her kitchen was never closed. Her hobbies included bargain hunting, sewing, playing piano, and tending to her flower beds. She will always be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that possessed a heart of gold and a love of God.

A funeral home visitation will be held on Thursday from 11am to 12pm at Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland. A graveside service and burial will be held at 12:15 pm from Sacred Heart Cemetery, 741 E Walnut Rd, Vineland.

ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360

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