In Loving Memory of Rosemarie DeSiena

Scranton, PA
August 11, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Funeral Mass

545 Stratfield Road,
Fairfield CT 06825

Monday, August 20, 2018 10:00AM


Family Gathering


Hospice at Home

Rosemarie DeSiena

Rosemarie (Perrett) DeSiena, age 82, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 11, 2018, at her home. She was born on January 3, 1936, in Scranton, PA to Rudolph and Grace (DelRosario) Perrett. She was raised in Bridgeport and was a Fairfield resident since 1964. Rosemarie attended Harding High School. Rosemarie was employed at WDJZ Radio in Bridgeport and Northwestern Mutual Insurance in Fairfield. Married to Attorney Charles L. DeSiena (1957 – 1986), she devoted herself to raising their 5 children. Rosemarie was a kind, beautiful person in and out with a great sense of humor. Rosemarie loved animals, had many over the years, dear to her heart was her beloved Mitzi, a miniature Dachshund and just recently mourned the loss of Sweet Pea, her 14 year old cat. Over the years, Rosemarie enjoyed Penfield Beach, traveling, gardening, Broadway shows, concerts, horror films and she loved music. She bowled in many leagues over the years at Mill River Country Club, Bowl A Rama & Nutmeg Bowl. As a two-time cancer survivor, she showed a courageous spirit and never complained and never lost faith. She loved God, was a proud patriotic American and cherished her family. She is survived by her children, Darlene DeSiena of Fairfield, CT, Charlene (husband, Ken) Nixon of Fairfield, CT, Charles (wife, Andrea) of Stratford, CT, Brian (wife, Maryanne) of West Haven, CT and Louis (Kathy) DeSiena of Jacksonville, FL. Her much loved grandson, Sgt. Christopher DeSiena, USMC, granddaughters, Tiffany & Kayla Nixon, Fairfield, CT, Jessica DeSiena, Jordan & Joey DeSiena of Jacksonville, FL. Her brother, Rudy (sister-in-law, Betty), nephew, David Perrett, niece, Suzanne Perrett, Bridgeport, CT and niece/Goddaughter, Michelle Neri, Easton, CT. Also special friends, The Lillis Family, Bernie & Jean Kelley & Marge Petrino. Her family, especially daughter, Charlene, would like to thank the following people that cared for her mother, over the years and most recently. Dr. Edward Molloy, her M.D. for 40 years (she missed you), Dr. Philip Falcone, Bridgeport (Jill & Margaret) , “your kindness to her I’ll never forget”, Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi, St. Vincent’s Cancer Care “she loved that you talked about Sweet Pea”, Dr. Glen Reznikoff, Fairfield, she enjoyed her appointments, she thought she made you laugh and thank you for everything. A special note of thanks to a team of amazing people I only met less than a week before my mom’s passing, but I could not have found the strength in my faith alone to care for her without the compassion of VNS of Trumbull, CT, especially nurses, Thierry Beauregard, Brianna Gallant, John Morrison, Iris Simon. Also home aides, Yvonne & Sandy. There are no words. I am eternally grateful for their knowledge, kindness, and the exceptional care and compassion they showed my Mom. Donations may be made to: Hospice At Home, c/o Trumbull Hospice Team, 12 Cambridge Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611 or at A funeral mass will be held on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT. For more information or to sign an online register, please visit

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5 Guestbook Entries for Rosemarie DeSiena

  1. What a beautiful smile, Mrs. DeSiena had. I am very sorry to read of your loss. With her accomplishments, her love and joys, she was an amazing woman. I won’t pretend to know what you’re going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 11:25, which says, “Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” I hope that this verse will also comfort you, and I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, grandma and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, –

  2. I loved Rosemary (Ro) very much. She was always so kind and funny and she was a great cook! When my mother passed when I was 18, I looked to her as a substitute mother. What I will always remember about Rosemary is her love and unending devotion to her family and her faith in God. I know Ro is in a better place and she is smiling down at her family. I love you and I will miss you!

  3. Charlene, Darlene, Chaz, Brian, Louis,

    I want to share my sincere sympathy for your loss. I have such fond memories of Saturday morning breakfasts and cartoons at your home. Your Mom was always kind and welcoming. I hope you can find some comfort in the love and memories you shared with your dear mother.

    Much love❤️

  4. My sincere sympathy to Rosemarie’s family. I was sad to read of her passing. Will always have fond memories of the good times we had working together at WDJZ.

  5. Dear Charlene, Darlene, Chaz, Louis and Bryan
    I was sad to learn of your mom’s passing. I remember times at your house growing up and your mom was so sweet and funny and I remember Mitzi too. I hope all of you find peace. Sending love and hugs❤️