Rosalie D. Viele, 74, of West Haven, passed peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on January 10, 2013 following a brief illness. Adoring wife of 53 years to Kenneth Viele, Sr, Rosalie was born Rosalie Dolores Vanacore, in New Haven on November 5, 1938 to the late Thomas and Theresa Sarbo Vanacore. Rosalie is remembered as the strong, loving and passionate matriarch to her family, a hard working and successful business owner, and endlessly loving and devoted grandmother. She enjoyed nothing more than filling the bellies of family and friends with her delicious Italian recipes, often made with fresh ingredients from her backyard garden. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and she never turned down the opportunity for overnight or weekend visits with them. Together, Rosalie and Ken enjoyed visits to their modest Florida vacation home where they shared bicycle rides in the sunshine, and kayak excursions through the local wildlife sanctuary. Memories of traditional Christmas Eve fish dinners at 'Nana's' house will live on in her family, and she will be missed dearly. Besides her husband Kenneth, Rosalie is remembered by her sons and daughters-in-laws, Kenneth Jr. and Christine, Stephan & Robin, and Eric & Effie; her grandchildren, Brittany, Marina, Sarah, Gianna, Samantha and Ethan; her brothers, Joseph and John Vanacore, along with nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Thomas Vanacore. Friends may visit with her family at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven on Tuesday, January 15th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Friends are invited to go directly to St. Louis Church, 89 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven on Wednesday, January 16th for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. followed by her burial in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. Donations in Rosalie's memory may be sent to Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven , 333 Cedar St., PO Box 208028, New Haven, CT 06520.

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  1. Ken I am so sorry to Hear About Rosalie My prayers are with you and your family. May GodBless you all with strength to help you get through your loss I love you Chicky

  2. I am sorry to hear of Mrs. V’s passing. She was a wonderful woman with a strong and kind spirit. One of my favorite memories was the picture Eric took of her on her way to Florida — driving 85 mph. :)) My prayers and condolences to the entire family.

  3. Uncle Kenny, I am so sorry or your loss. I am sending prayers for you and your family.Remember all the good times. Lou-Lou (Viele)

  4. Ken Sr. and family I am sorry to hear of Rosalies passing. I worked with her at Rocklen Auto Parts. She had a great personality and was a fun person to be with.

  5. Dear Steve, Robin, Brittany and Marina, We are very sorry for the loss of your mom and grandma. We are sure she was a wonderful lady and know how sad it must be for you. There is never a good day to lose such a loved one. However, because some of us have bad colds or worse, please accept our condolences in this way. God bless, The Hildrich Family Steve, Andrea Nadel, Rachel & Lena

  6. We’re so sorry for your loss. From all of the stories Eric has told, we know that she’s a wonderful mom. You are all in our prayers and we wish you peace at this time.

  7. So sorry for your loss ken you have my deepest condolences. I will pray for you and the family.I wish i could have known her better.Again i am so sorry billy

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. I’m sorry I was unable to make the services. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. The Raucci family

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