Rose Theresa Nigro was born in Castelmezzano, Italy on September 24, 1920. At the age of six, she emigrated to America and settled with her family in the Vinegar Hill section of Manhattan. As a young woman, Rose went to work as a seamstress in New York City’s thriving Garment District, inaugurating a career that spanned several decades until her retirement in 1985. Her hobbies included traveling, cooking, and baking. Rose was renowned for her homemade tomato sauce (gravy), pasta, and oatmeal cake. She called home the Bronx’s Kingsbridge since 1946 and made countless friends during her long life. Rose was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Felicia Nigro, and younger brother Nicholas Nigro. She is survived by her loving brother Joseph (Dorothy) Nigro and sister-in-law Agnes Nigro. Rose was the beloved aunt to ten nieces and nephews: Rosanne (Remy) D’Esposito, Patrice Nigro, Joseph (Martha) Nigro, Nicholas Nigro, Thomas Nigro, Felicia (Wayne) Ballard, Ginny (Paul) Mickolajczyk, Joseph (Megan) Nigro, John (Wendy) Nigro, and Beth Nigro. She was also a great aunt to thirteen great nieces and nephews and great-great aunt to two great-great nephews. Rose will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to your favorite charity.
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