Rose (Shock) Passeri

Born: Thu., Mar. 9, 1922
Died: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Memorial Mass

12:00 PM Thu., Aug. 10, 2017
Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

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Rose Passeri

Rose Passeri, 95, of Hibbing, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2017 at Evergreen Terrace in Grand Rapids, after a brief stay.

She was born on March 9, 1922 to Savo and Vasa Shock and grew up in Nashwauk with her seven siblings.  She had a happy childhood and Nashwauk always held a fond place in her heart. At a dance one evening, she spotted a handsome Italian with curly hair, and the rest is history.  She married Emilio (Coxie) Passeri on December 7th, 1941 and they shared 52 happy years together.  Most will remember her as a helpful clerk at Feldman’s Department Store where she worked for 19 years and made lasting friendships.

She was an avid bridge player for over 50 years and belonged to many clubs.  Many of her closest friends and most rewarding relationships were among her fellow bridge players.  She loved to volunteer, and enjoyed working with the Hibbing Chamber of Commerce, Lutheran Social Services and Ironworld.

Some of her best days were when she joined Tony’s Iron Range Tamburitzans, playing her tambura and dancing the kolo at festivals around the country, treasuring her Serbian heritage.  A favorite pastime was cooking and baking while singing to the radio, which was always playing in the kitchen.   Among her many wonderful dishes, pasta fagioli (bean soup) and homemade macaroni and cheese remain family favorites.

Family meant everything to her, and she dearly loved the Shock family, Passeri and Bugliosi families with equal endearment.  She was an exceptional mom and grandma, who was totally involved in the lives of her loved ones.  She never missed a birthday, holiday, special event or ceremony great or small.  She relished every joy that family life could bring.

She is survived by her daughters Linda Lee and Susie Novak, grandchildren Courtney (Scott) Pernat, Lindsay (Tom )Phil, Anthony and Natalie Novak, great grandchildren Maddy and Caroline Pernat and Norah and Jake Pihl, special nieces Gail Klarich and Kathy Ruemmele, who were like daughters to her, as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews.  The family would like to extend thanks to Hillcrest Adams where she resided for the last three years, for the special care they gave to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emilio, baby Donna Jean, her parents, brothers Ugo, George, John and Stan Shock, sisters Donna Bonovich, Sophie Foster and Dorothy Michels.

The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 10, at 12:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church in Hibbing.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
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Barb Woitel Arel
   Posted Fri August 04, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She certainly lived a busy and friend-filled life. Staying active keeps you young at heart! Sending my condolences to you and your family.

Alan Jokela
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
Sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. My deepest condolences Linda.

Laura Johnson
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
With deep sympathy to you on your loss of your wonderful mother.
She was such a fun lady. I do remember her very well at Feldman's too. Take care. My prayers are with you.

Kathaleen A Gregorich
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
Linda, so sorry to read about your mother's passing. Have fond memories of her from childhood days. May you and all your family be blessed with long time forgotten memories to help heal the holes in your hearts. May you feel peace.

Jane Gambucci
   Posted Sun August 06, 2017
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She and my mom (Della Lundquist) played bridge together...and they both were great players. We lost our mom in Sept. of '16 at the age of 105. No matter how old they are, it sure leaves a big hole in your life. Your family is in my prayers

Kay Mehle-Turk
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Linda and Susie: My sympathy to you both with regards to the passing of your mom. I have so many wonderful memories of her: apples at Halloween, playing in your basement while she cooked and sang upstairs, her pretty flowers and garage patio. She always called me "Honey" and it made me feel so special! She was a wonderful friend to my mother, Gloria as well as an excellent neighbor. Her and your dad will always be a part of my special memories of growing up in Brooklyn. Sorry I will not be able to make it to the funeral because of my on-call work schedule that day. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Pamela & Dennis Elj
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Thoughts & prayers go out to all of you at the loss of your mother. What a beautiful lady! No matter how long they are with you- you will always miss them. Take care & God Bless. Love, Rabbit & Dennis

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