In Memoriam: Rosemarie Santogrossi (Jan. 18, 1938 – Nov. 15, 2021)

December 2021 Posted in Obituary

Rosemarie I. Santogrossi of Keizer, Oregon died at age 83 on Nov. 15, 2021 at Salem Hospital after a
brief illness. 

She was born on Jan. 18,  1938 in Pasadena, California to Walter G. Wolmer and Matilda Braun Wolmer.  

After high school and a few years of employment she married Edmund Santogrossi, a native of Brooklyn, New York. They raised three boys, Michael (Br. Ansgar), Stephen and Matthew in Southern California. 

In 1993 they moved to Oregon, where Edmund died in 2005. Rosemarie was known for her kindness, attention and sweetness to everyone she met and had a large circle of relatives and friends she kept in touch with.  

Over the years she volunteered in many Church-related institutions, most recently the choir of St. Joseph’s Church in Salem and the library at
Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary. She died fortified by the Sacrament of Anointing a few days before her passing.

Her funeral Mass was held  Nov. 23 at St. Joseph’s Church in Salem, followed by a reception in the parish hall, and burial at Calvary Cemetery in
Mount Angel. 

Survivors include son Br. Ansgar Santogrossi, OSB; Stephen and Ronda Santogrossi and their daughter Allison Marie Santogrossi; sister, Diane Siminski and her husband Mike; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

Assisting the family is Unger Funeral Chapel – Mount Angel.

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