Rosalia Zolin Lovisa entered Heaven’s gates on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the age of 95. She was born in Tyre, Pennsylvania on May 21, 1924. At 3 years old, she moved to Italy and lived there until she arrived back in the U.S. after World War II where she lived in Detroit, Michigan and worked for Nabisco. As a loving mother and homemaker, Rosalia loved to cook and enjoyed preparing meals for family and friends. Sunday dinner was a must for the family to attend. She also loved to sew, making clothes for herself, the kids, and grandkids. The one thing she loved the most was singing. She sang Opera with the chorus at the Detroit Opera House. Anytime and anyplace, if you wanted her to sing for you or with you, she was ready and willing.
Rosalia was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Giuseppe Lovisa; her infant daughter, Francesca; her two brothers, Bruno and Johnny; and her two sisters, Bruna and Francesca. She is survived by her children: Sandra Rauch (Donald), Frank Lovisa (Sandy), Mark Lovisa (Mary), and Kathy Miller (Greg); 9 grandchildren: Ann, Dawn, Cherie, Jennifer, Joey, Mark, Victoria, Christopher, and Mathew; 13 great-grandchildren: Aiden, Bishop, Stanley, Jack, Alexis, Alyssa, Blake, Caleb, Kayla, Toby, Brooke, Giuseppe, and Roderic; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the many caring nurses and therapists that have cared for Mrs. Rosalia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Friday, August 16, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am followed by interment. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosalia’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.