Rose V. McAteer (nee Cappello)


She lived to make other people happy: her restaurant, Rosie’s Diner, brought many a smile to many a customer. It was a natural transition for her since she was raised in her family’s restaurant and farm. It was more of a joy than a job. Pumpkin pie from scratch may have been her best recipe, but her Pizzelles were nothing to scoff at. Later years found her at the Colonial Diner and Helen’s Greentree Restaurant: she never wanted to give it up. If not in the kitchen she’d be showing off her green thumb: Rosie could take a sliver of a plant and sprout a garden from it. She also spent a little time working at a tie factory: everyone at her church would benefit from the ties she brought home. But she was really meant to be a grandmother; at Christmas Nanny had stockings full of candy for her 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grands and 3 great-great grands. She was a loving mother, but you’d better be ready to duck quickly if you got out of line. Rosie was always up for a good time: Aged to Perfection Seniors Club will never forget her Halloween Bumble Bee Costume.
Rose was the wife of the late Oliver and mother of Rosemarie DelPiano, John Oliver, Sandy (Bill) Burleigh, Debbie Clements, Michele (Lou) Tirado, the late Millard Oliver and the late Linda Payne. She is survived by her sister, Angie Casella.
Come celebrate 90 great years Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be a 1 p.m. service. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.

5 thoughts on “Rose V. McAteer (nee Cappello)

  1. Christine wilson

    I will never forget how Nonnie would always pick me up on the weekends and we would go shopping for clothes..she would always have pudding stocked up for me and there was always a special treat to look forward to in her buffet drawer. She always made sure I had what I needed. I lived to visit her and went along to work with her at her dinner. For 47 years of my life she always reminded me that I belong to her and her family. She was a real full of life..I will always love and remember you Nonnie..I love you

  2. Mark and Carmela Hampton

    To the family,Our deepest sympathies.
    I will always remember And cherish your mom Michelle.
    she knew what she wanted.
    she did what she said she would do.
    never talked about it,but
    always being about what she had to do…
    I love that.
    I always told her “when I grow up I want to be just like you “
    She’d laugh…and I meant it. She was so graceful.
    Praying for your family,Lord please heal their broken hearts.
    Love always
    Mark and Millie

  3. Amy L. Oliver Sweeney

    Aunt Rosie was loved by all, especially our Mom & Dad.
    She was a wonderful wife and mother left widowed at a very young age with small children to support.
    She was a survivor, loving, caring and supportive.
    She will always be remembered as such. We were so glad to unite with her last year. Even though she was not in good health she still had great spirit and that wonderful smile.
    I am certain that she is an angel in heaven, smiling and always helping others.
    May she rest in peace.

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