Rose Rita DiFrancesco Consorto, 100, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2021 at her home.
Mrs. Consorto was born on May 8, 1921, the daughter of the late Martin and Rose ValleiDiFrancesco. On that day the doctor told her parents, “You better have her baptized. She may not live another day.” The doctor did not know her fighting spirit. She would go on to live 100 wonderful years.
The most important things to her were her faithand family. She devoted herself to prayer and helping her family and friends. She once said, “I would want to be remembered as a good person – someone who was good to others.” She was a member of St. Titus Church in East Norriton, PA.
Rose grew up in Rosemont and the family later moved to Ardmore. When she was young, she wanted to be a nun. Since she was a child, “Church was a must. I would never miss mass. My parents would tell me I was an angel in church, but a little devil at home.” She loved the nuns who taught her at St. Thomas of Villanova. She was also influenced by her mother’s parents, who went to daily mass and were members of a lay order of St. Dominic.
She treasured her family and siblings. She leaves her sister Nancy (Steve) Cipolla. She was preceded in death by her brother Ralph DiFrank and her sisters Mary Falcone, Philomena Cappelli, IdaCaniglia and Theresa D’Amico. She loved to reminisce about the good times they had together. She turned to her family for guidance throughout her life.
She attended Radnor High School where she enjoyed her classes, playing basketball, and singing in the glee club. After graduation in 1940, she worked at Bell Telephone as a phone operator for 4 years.
In 1945 she married Armand “Herb” Consorto. Within seven years they had five children. Until 1985 they lived in Broomall, PA where Rose devoted herself to her role as wife and mother. She was active on school committees, enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, golf and, especially, cooking. Rose loved inviting relatives and friends over for a meal. She also loved the idea of a slumber party. She enjoyed company and did not want her company to leave. When Rose was 40, she learned to play golf. After her first year of playing, she won the championship of her group. She went on to win many tournaments. At age 68 she had a hole-in-one at the Vineyards in Naples.
In 1985, Rose and Herb moved to Florida, where they would live for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Herb, after 50 years of marriage, Upon his death, Rose returned to Pennsylvania to be close to her family. She leaves her children, Barbara Consorto, Carol Consorto, Patricia (Vincent) Magyar, Geraldine Boyland, Gary (Marilyn) Consorto, four grandchildren and five great-grand children.
Friends and family may call 10 to 11am on Saturday August 14, 2021 at St. Louis Catholic Church, 821 West Cobbs Creek Parkway, YeadonPA 19050. Mass will follow at 11am.
Donations can be made in Rose’s memory to St.Titus Church 3006 Keenwood Road, Eagleville, PA 19403
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