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VIAPIANO, Rosalie (Sanfilippo)

VIAPIANO, Rosalie (Sanfilippo)

VIAPIANO - Rosalie (nee Sanfilippo)
Age 90, passed away surrounded by family at home in Rock Hill, SC on May 16, 2019. She loved selflessly, cared endlessly, she loved family more than anything else and you were lucky to have her in your life! Rosalie was born on March 26, 1929 in Albion, NY to the late Anthony and Nancy (Anello) Sanfilippo. She attended local schools and graduated from Lasalle Senior High School in 1947. She went to Beauty School in Buffalo, NY and had her own beauty shop in her home for many years. Rosalie also worked for Sierra Research. Rosalie loved to have a party ("the Pearl Mesta of Cheektowaga"), play pinochle, dominoes, cards, bake, bowl, make trips to Niagara Falls, go to sister's lunch, have sleepovers with her grand kids and just spend time with everyone. Rosalie, Rose, Rosie, Nina, Aunt Ro, Gram, and GiGi was predeceased by her husband Anthony Viapiano. She is survived by her sons; Peter (Christine Gooch) of Belmont, NC, Dr. James (Mary Curry) of Rock Hill, SC and Paul (Kimberly Strickler) of Williamsville, NY. She had eight grandchildren: Christopher Viapiano (Elaine Ewing), Anthony Viapiano (Denise Pfahler), Sarah Aycock (Justin), Kate Grabowski (Dr. Gregory), Samantha Maglaris (Stephen), Andrew Viapiano (Sarah Pecor), Ethan and Jemma Viapiano. She also has 12 great-grandchildren: Caroline, Eve and James Viapiano, Jacob and Kelsey Aycock, Emory, Tucker and Adeline Grabowski, Ellie, Charlotte and Finley Maglaris and Lillian Viapiano. Rosalie is survived by two sisters and a brother-in-law: Antoinette Sanfilippo, Charmayne Pollow (late James) and Louis Scudieri. She was predeceased by three sisters: Constance Puglisi (Michael), Nancy Scudieri (Louis) and Mary Ann Pennesi (Ronald). She is survived by sisters-in-law Theresa DeCillo (Theodore), Lucy Cianciosi (Robert) and predeceased by Joseph Viapiano (Roseanne), Madeline Cianciosi (Angelo) and Philomena Viapiano. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins which she loved dearly. The family will be present on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 3-8 PM at the (Cleveland Hill Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 569 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 9:30 AM at Infant of Prague Church, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, NY. Please assemble at church. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to Providence Care Hospice, Rock Hill. Share condolences at

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