Rosanne Francone, 63, of Stanhope, NJ, passed away on September 18, 2019. Friends are invited to visit at Bradley, Smith & Smith, 415 Morris Ave., in Springfield on Sunday, September 22 from 4 to 8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Ave., in Short Hills on Monday, September 23 at 10:30am. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.
Born in Jersey City, the daughter of Mario and Lillian (LaMalva) Francone, Rosanne was raised in North Bergen and West New York. She graduated both Grammar and High School from Holy Rosary Academy in Union City. Rosanne received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Photography from Ramapo College prior to earning a fellowship at Miami Dade College. She was a sales executive for WSUS Radio in Franklin Township. A volunteer with the Red Cross, Rosanne enjoyed photography, snow skiing and travel. She played guitar and loved nature and her dogs, KT and Freedom.
Rosanne was the beloved partner of 15 years to the late Stephen Pearson. She was the cherished daughter of Lillian and the late Mario Francone. She is also survived by her dear brother Al Francone and his wife Ann, her uncle Patrick LaMalva and his wife Teresa, her aunt Agatha Vorsanger and her husband Robert and her aunt Mildred Valletutti and cousins Victoria LaMalva, Mark LaMalva and his wife Amelita, Matthew LaMalva, Nancy Vorsanger and her late husband Thomas Skrobala, Janet Sweeney and her husband James, Susan Vorsanger and her husband Byron Miller, Joya Valletutti, and Peter Joseph Valletutti. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosanne’s memory may be made to either the Rose LaMalva Scholarship Fund c/o Salesian Sisters, 659 Belmont Ave, North Haledon, NJ or to Animal Lifesavers, PO Box 12, Palisades Park, NJ.