Rosette Leone, age 75,

Rosette Leone, age 75, passed away Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA.

Rosette was born on January 4, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Union Twp., NJ for the past 29 years, moving from Clinton, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Raphael and Mary Panzeca Mannino.

Rosette was the wife of Richard A. Leone, celebrating 52 years of marriage.

She was an Office Manager for Frank Ricker Periodontics in Clinton, NJ until her retirement.

In her younger years, she was a model in New York and also a ventriloquist, performing on several television talent shows and commercials.

Rosette was very devoted to her family and always enjoyed Sunday dinners with her family.  Most of all, she loved being with her grandchildren, who called her ‘Gigi’.

Memberships include St. Ann’s Church in Hampton, NJ.

Survivors in addition to her loving husband include 2 daughters, Rosemary Pendergast and her husband Martin of Clinton, NJ and Richelle Newsome and her husband Robert of Pittstown, NJ.  5 grandchildren, Marty Pendergast, Jack Pendergast, Maria Newsome, Kristen Newsome and Bobby Newsome.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hampton, NJ.  Interment at Old St. Mary’s Cemetery in Clinton, NJ.

Memorials can be made to Quakertown Volunteer Emergency Squad, 321 Pittstown Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867.