Rosemary A. Sciarrino

Rosemary A. Sciarrino

Rosemary A. Sciarrino

January 07, 1937~September 03, 2021

In Loving Memory of Rosemary A. Sciarrino


Rosemary A. Sciarrino, age 84, of Lauderdale by The Sea passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on September 3, 2021.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 7,1937 to loving parents Joseph and Rose (Pino) Tardy and she had four siblings Frank, Anne, Joseph and Geraldine.

She married her husband, John Sciarrino, on September 27, 1959, and was his adoring wife for what would have been 62 years this month.  They lived in Italy together while John attended medical school.  They started a family and lived in Massapequa Park, NY, then moved to Sea Ranch Lakes, FL and then to Lauderdale by the Sea, FL.  Rosemary enjoyed accompanying John in his airplane and together they flew everywhere around the USA.  Her sense of adventure was endless, and she and John were always planning their next trip.  She will be remembered for her enormous devotion to her family and the countless friends who treasured her company.  She was an excellent cook and if you knew the Sciarrino’s you most likely shared a delicious Sunday dinner with them.  Her linguine and clams and fresh marinara sauce could not be duplicated, no matter how much we try. Her last family reunion was to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.   She loved to play classical music on the piano, canasta with her friends at the Palm Club, and faithfully watched General Hospital every week.  She would work on the crossword puzzles, the word search and the jumble in the newspaper every morning until she solved and found every word.  Rosemary will be remembered for the love and generosity she gave us all.  Heaven gained a very special angel while we celebrate her life on earth.

She is survived by her four children, Sal, Maria, Lori and Christine, son-in-law Walter, grandchildren Johnny, Amanda and her husband, Carlos and their children Devon, Alivia and Calisa.

The Funeral Mass will be held at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 South Ocean Boulevard, Pompano Beach, Florida 33062 on Friday September 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Assumption Catholic Church

  • September 10, 2021
  • 11:00 am
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  • 2001 South Ocean Blvd,
    Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida 33062


Margaret Griesmer

September 7, 2021, 7:50 pm

My dear sweet aunt. Always a burst of sunshine, happiness, and love. She made everyone feel welcomed in her home. Amazing food and best of all fun loving. Always smiling and laughing.

You will be missed deeply. Rest In Peace. All our love, the Griesmers. Margaret, Russ, Gregory, and Russell. 💜☮️🙏🎹🎶🍝🤗

Patti Greenberg

September 7, 2021, 9:27 pm

Dear Sciarrinos’
I was only 8 when you moved next door but was so happy that you were just as nice as our previous neighbors. Rosemary was a wonderful spouse, mom, relative-to many and friend. Always a treat to have one of your meals. Remember taking drives with my mom to her sister Anne, seeing Stella, Josie and the rest of the family on Sundays and holidays. Was so happy to know that even though you were moving to Bar Harbor we were getting Josie and Angelo in your place.
Loved going to the eye doctor too because we got to see Rosemary and John.
Peace and love to John, Sal, Maria, Lori, Christine and their families.
May her precious memory always be a blessing💗
Patti Klein Greenberg

Geralyn Petrizzo

September 8, 2021, 12:37 am

The kind heart of Aunt Rosemary has touched the lives of all that had the honor to share in her glory. I feel privileged to have been part of her beautiful life. May her sweet soul forever rest in peace. Love always, Geralyn☮️💟🙏🌹

Suzan Hagan

September 8, 2021, 1:44 am

So sorry beautiful Sciarrino family! You have an angel in heaven!

Rich Klein

September 8, 2021, 4:39 am

The Kleins were blessed to have Rosemary as well as John, Sal, Maria, Lori, Christine (and even their dog, Midnight) as our sweet next door neighbors on First Avenue. John was our (fabulous) family eye doctor for about two decades and us kids played regularly in the yards between our homes on First Avenue for much of the 1960s and early 70s. Sending my condolences and love to the entire Sciarrino family as well as Josephine Lagano (Rosemary’s sister-in-law) and her family. Rosemary will be remembered as a loving wife who raised her four children so very well – and who was also a wonderful neighbor and friend to so many of us who had the honor of knowing her.

Maria Wood

September 8, 2021, 6:44 am

My prayers and thoughts are with my Uncle Johnny and dear cousins. I have such fond memories of my Aunt Rosemary. She was a special lady and she will be missed. Heaven just got another angel. Rest in peace, Aunt Rosemary

Michelle Bertone

September 8, 2021, 1:01 pm

Rosemary, I am so grateful for the wonderful daughter, Maria, you raised. She is my best friend. You did an amazing job as Mom to all your children. Your legacy lives on within them and your grandchildren. I am so blessed to have your Marinara sauce recipe! I can’t make it like you, but it’s one of a kind, just like you. And I’ll keep you posted about GH. I still watch it every week. Peter is alive! I promise to watch over your sweet daughter Maria. May God give you the prettiest shiniest wings!

John and Pat Pulito

September 8, 2021, 4:34 pm

My prayers and thoughts for you in this difficult time. I will always remember the years we spent in Ft Lauderdale and the kindness she extended to us in our first years or of my residency. Her meals were a thing of beauty and I still make some of the recipes she taught me while we were there. She will surely be missed

Anthony and Dee Restaino

September 9, 2021, 4:53 pm

Anthony and Dee Restaino,
We lost a dear friend and traveling companion. She was always raring to go no matter how she felt,
never complained. We so enjoyed traveling with John and Rosemary and have many fond memories of our many adventures.
We were lucky enough to taste her delicious pasta, great cook and gracious hostess.
We’re sure she is teaching the angels how to play “21”, canasta or maybe even poker. She
really enjoyed playing cards along with her puzzles. Played many a word search while flying with
our two favorite Captains, John and Tony. Our love and prayers to her wonderful family, John, Sal,
Maria, Lori, Christine and their families. She will be missed and never forgotten.
Rest in peace dear friend.

Angie & Brian Behar

September 13, 2021, 8:37 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. God bless .

Patty Benfante

September 14, 2021, 1:34 pm

She was the most kindest sweetest woman I have ever met. I will miss her beautiful smile.
Rest In Peace dear Aunt Rosemary. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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