Rose M. (Nigro) Greco, 92, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Horseheads, NY, surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born in Calabria, Italy, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Briglio) Nigro.
Rose immigrated to the United States with her family in 1927 and grew up in Geneva, NY where she graduated with honors from Geneva High School. On October 26, 1940 she married Arthur E. Greco and was predeceased by him on August 29, 1983 after forty-three years of marriage. Rose was employed by the Niagara Falls Board of Education for more than forty years and worked in the cafeterias of Niagara Falls High School, Harry F. Abate and Niagara Street Elementary Schools. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting and gardening. Rose was a joy to be around and when someone would ask her how she was doing, she would often respond "Better now that I have seen you!"
Rose is survived by her loving and devoted children, Dorothy (Jane) Timpano of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Shirley (Ken) Miller of Elmira, NY and Tom (Karen) Greco of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; eight grandchildren, Shari Ball, James (Kate) Ball, Kimberly (Jamie) Tracey, Mary (Michael) Rickard, Kathy (Frank) Brotzner, Martin (Kristy) Miller, Jenn Greco and Nicole Greco; seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Rose's family wishes to thank the special people who work at Elcor Nursing Home and Care First Hospice in Horseheads, NY for the care and love they showed Rose and her family.
Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY where funeral services will begin on Monday October 7th at 9:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Vincent DePaul at St. Leo's Church, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY with Rev. Robert Hughson officiating. Rose will be interred in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose's name may be made to Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Attn: Activities Department, 48 Colonial Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845.
Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.