Rose R. LaMonaca, 89

Rose R. LaMonaca, 89, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Hospice of Lancaster County in Mount Joy. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. La Monaca, who died in 1989. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Orlandina Cramasta Mercurio.

A homemaker, Rose was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where she was very active in R.C.I.A. and hospitality. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, bowling and gardening. Her favorite hobbies included cooking for family and friends and bargain shopping.

Surviving are her daughter Rita, wife of Frederick Lane of Lancaster; three granddaughters, Susan, wife of Michael Loney, Paula, wife of Nathan Westerman and Karen, wife of William Scepansky, all of Lancaster; eight great-grandchildren (the jewels in her crown); and her brother Domenic, husband of Cecelia Mercurio of Long Port, NJ. Her siblings Helena Birmele, Anthony Mercurio and Rita Zepp preceded Rose in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic, 601 E. Delp Road, Lancaster on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 10 AM with The Rev. Msgr. Richard A. Youtz officiating. Interment will follow in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. A Viewing will be held on Monday, May 10, 2010, from 6 to 8 PM, with the Rosary recited at 7:30 PM, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Rose’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send on line condolences please visit

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