Roseanne Gatto-Banning

(1943 - 2015)

Through life’s ups and downs, Roseanne always provided a warm environment for her kids. She stressed manners and education while always putting her own needs last. She worked for many years at Stephen Herman Real Estate , where her co-workers were more like family. Throughout her life she made it a point to stay in touch with friends and family, retirement gave her the opportunity to re reacquaint with friends and family from the past with Facebook. Not only her friend’s, but her kids also. If you posted something, within seconds she’d either have liked it or left a comment.

She’d meet a guy named Sonny Banning; they’d share a 30 year romance. Her grandkids called him “Pop” Sonny. She is survived by her children:, Anthony (Margie) Gatto, Elena (Chris) Nottis and Andrea (Tim) Huhn; her sister, Sr. Roberta Archibald S.S.J. To her grandchildren, Timothy and Nicole Huhn, Anthony, Michael and Christian Gatto and Ava Nottis, Mom Mom was the star of the show, maybe because of her purse, full of envelopes of Mom Mom money. Easter egg hunts will never be the same: Roseanne filled the plastic eggs with cash. She is also survived by her nephew and godchild, J.R. Coyne.

Come celebrate 72 great years Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 9-10 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at Parish of St. Clare of Assisi, St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Joseph’s Villa, 100 West Wissahickon Ave, Flourtown PA 19031 will be appreciated.

13 thoughts on “Roseanne Gatto-Banning

  1. Kelly Buckley McDade

    I am at a loss for words to express my sadness for all you. I had the honor of knowing your mom for over 35 years – and I know heaven just received one of the best. Anthony, Elena and Andrea, you are total reflection of your mom in the way you treat people with respect and love. Sonny, my heartfelt sympathy to you on this horrible loss. RoRo was one the best, like a second mother to me and Tina – always welcomed us with open arms. I know I am a better person for having her in my life. I am truly so sorry for your loss.

  2. Christine Durso

    I will miss visiting Roseanne at her home during the holidays. I will miss out phone conversations and her loving ways. She would always light up a room and make you feel welcomed. I loved seeing the excitement in her eyes when she would speak of her family.
    Anthony, Elena, Andrea your mom was the best! She loved you all so much!
    Sonny, you couldn’t have picked a better life partner.
    To Roseanne’s 5 grandchildren, your mom mom will always be with you. She loved you all dearly!
    Kayla and I will always be here for you all!
    Rest easy Roseanne. Please give Nicky a hug for us

  3. Angie Nottis

    I was Blessed to spend the last 3 weeks with Ro thanks to Her Son Anthony,her spouse Sonny, and Daughters Elena and Andrea.I was the lucky one to sit with her and be a companion. We had so many conversations. We shared tears and laughter.although her family thanks me I would like to thank them for trusting me with such a special person .who ment the world to them. You are the Best Roseanne.forever in my Heart you left your mark.and forever in mine I will be grateful .So rest in peace my special Angel.with a heavy heart I say good night. Until we meet again

  4. Steve Herman

    I am so saddened to have lost Ro who not only helped manage my company for 30 years ,but a friend as well. She was loved by her co-workers ,and all those that she dealt with on a daily basis. Ro was bright, efficient and added a touch of her class to our business. She will be missed by all of us, but someone up there found a wonderful bookkeeper.

  5. Roseann Murphy

    I only known Roseann for a short time however their are some people you meet in life and not sure why they leave a footprint they have a way of touching your soul and you never forget them.Roseann was one of those people.I will miss you Roseann and I will never forget you My Friend.My thoughts and Prayers are with the Gato family and the Banning family as well.

    Roseann Murphy

  6. Joanne Dougherty-Hefterich

    Roseanne and me go way back to grade-school where our friendship started at St. Clement’s school on Appletree Street in South West Philadelphia through our time in High School at West Catholic we always remained friends. Through the years and responsibilities we lost touch but recently Roseanne reached out to my daughter Suzanne through Facebook and we quickly picked up our friendship where it left off. We had many fun times, got into some interesting predicaments and through it all she accepted me the way I am and I accepted her! Roseanne I miss you and I will always remember you affectionately. Rest in peace and thanks for all the memories, good, bad, interesting and everything in between!

  7. Cass Crouthamel

    Roseanne and I go way back to our West Catholic days!! So glad I reconnected with her on Facebook! We recalled so many memories and all the fun we had!! I will never forget you Roseanne and I will cherish all the memories! My deepest sympathy to Sonny, your children and your grandchildren. Love you, girl❤️

  8. Linda Logrande

    I was blessed to have Rose and Sonny as neighbor’s up till two years ago when I moved and Ro and I parted ways. During my time as her neighbor Rose and I had many conversations on the phone sometimes for 2 hours. When my mom passed almost 8 yrs ago Rose became like a mother to me guiding me and making me a better person.
    About 6 months ago Ro contacted me and wanted to reconnect our friendship, which we did and for the past few weeks I have helped care for her.
    I love you Rose and you are now my guardian angel.
    Sonny, Anthony, Andrea, and Elana words cannot express my thankfulness to all of you for allowing me in your lives and Rose’s life to help her and all of you.

  9. Williams Family

    I read the obituary about the loss of your loved one and I extend
    my sincere condolences. At this time you are feeling an unbearable
    pain, and experiencing a great loss. Psalms 46:1 says, “God is our
    refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.”
    He lovingly cares for you and does not want you to handle this time
    alone and he wants you to pray to him. (1Peter 5:7)
    He will help you get through this difficult time. (Isaiah 41:10)
    I hope this brief Bible message has brought you a measure of comfor

  10. Bentoy

    What amazing litlte creatures. Chrissy has captured their unique personalities the world is a better place with them in it! And aren’t they lucky to have such a beautiful MaMa. Good work to the photographer and her subjects!

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