Obituary of Ann Rotella
GREECE - January 24, 2018. Ann was predeceased by her siblings, Rose, Angelo, John, Marie, Sally, Josephine & Sam. She is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Dave) Vaccaro & Louis (Lynette) Rotella; grandchildren, David (Carla) Vaccaro, Vicki (Ron) Speziale, Michelle (Lou) Borrelli, Lauren (Jeremy) Douglas, Alicia (fiance’ Jay Marker) Rotella, Joe Rotella, Lydia (Michael Potenza) Rotella; great-grandchildren, Aric Speziale, David Vaccaro, Aaron Speziale, Ryan Speziale, Andrew Vaccaro, Luigi Borrelli, Michael Borrelli, Mia Marker, Joey Douglas; brother Anthony (Ann Marie) Lipari; brother-in-law Charles Mitrano; dear friend Betty Furia; several nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Ann’s visitation will be Friday, Jan., 26th, 3-7 PM at the Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan., 27th, 10 AM at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 N. Greece Rd., followed by her Entombment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Donate Life, 30 Corporate Woods, Suite 220, Rochester, NY 14623 in Ann’s memory.
Anni was the 5th of 9 children, helping to raise her younger siblings after the death of her parents. She was very social and had many friends. At a young age she began working for Gioia Macaroni. Later she worked as the Front Desk Clerk at the Redmans Club and eventually at Grace's Deli as a Cashier and Manager.
Anni married and had 2 children, Maryann and 11 years later, Louis. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Anni took many memorable vacations, one of her favorites was her trip to Las Vegas with her sister-in-law, Babe. Casino trips were a favorite as she loved to gamble, enjoying the slots and card games. She enjoyed traveling, but truly enjoyed her time with family at picnics and parties where she made sure everyone would attend. Tuesdays were often spent at the Gates Senior Club where inevitably she always started a card game.
Yankees Fan?... Yes! This was balanced off with a love for watching the Lawrence Welk! Anni also loved watching beauty pageants and if you disagreed with her... you can bet she thought your opinion was "ridiculous," or "silly!"
Anni never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was an angel on earth, loved by everyone. She was known for her incredible apple pies and pizzelles. You could never leave her house without your belly being full! Not only that, but you left with containers full of food for later. ...And then when she was at your house, she looked for those empty containers to fill them back up. Anni will be missed by all you knew and loved her.