Maria Rosa Mellace

Maria Rosa Mellace

Obituary for the late Maria Rosa Mellace

August 9, 1919 – March 31, 2010

On Wednesday March 31, 2010, Mrs. Maria “Rosa” Mellace of Osoyoos passed away at Mariposa Gardens after a long illness at the age of 90 years.

She was predeceased by her parents Maria Stagliano and Giuseppe Ferraro; her sisters Carmela Garcea and Maria Teresa Vono and her brother Domenico Ferraro.

Rosa will be fondly remembered by her loving family including husband Ted Mellace; her children Teresa Mellace, Maria (Francesco) Darini, Tony (Wendy) Mellace, Josephine Mellace and Cosimo Mellace; grandchildren Maurizio (Susy) Darini, Adele Darini, Spencer Anthony Mellace and Jordan-Rae Mellace; great-grandchildren Emma and Marilena Darini as well as nieces Helen, Anna May and Jacqueline and nephew Carmen Jr. of Bridgeport, PA.

Rosa loved to travel to Europe and the United States to visit family. She also loved cooking, reading and gardening. Over the years, Rosa was very devoted to the Roman Catholic Church. She was a member of Daughters of Mary in Italy and sang in the choir in her home town in Italy.

Rosa loved everybody and learned to communicate with her smile in her last days.

Prayers were held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church. A funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Rex Velmonte at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Interment and committal at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery followed the mass. A reception hosted by the CWL in the church lower hall followed the interment.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer Society of BC, 104 – 35 Westminster Avenue E., Penticton, BC V2A 1H7.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.