Rose Duca

March 24, 2012

Rose Falanga Duca, 83, of Oswego died Saturday unexpectedly at her home after a brief illness. Mrs. Duca was born in Oswego the daughter of the late Thomas and Grace (Spano) Falanga. Mrs Duca graduated in 1943 from Fitzhugh Park School and in 1946 from the Oswego High School. She attended Crouse Irving School of Nursing where she earned her degree as a licensed registered nurse, and was employed at Crouse Irving Hospital, the Oswego Hospital and the office of Dr. Samuel E. Tripp MD. Mrs. Duca was a member of St. Joseph Golden Age, St. Anne’s Society, the American Italian Heritage Foundation, Crouse Irving Hospital Alumnae Association, and Friends of Fort Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband Nicholas Duca July 22, 2003. Mrs. Duca is survived by her daughter Deborah (Richard) Hilton of Oswego, her granddaughters Dr. Nicole (Jared) Cestaro of Clay, and Elizabeth (fiancé John Komuda) Hilton of Oswego, sisters Antoinette (Grover) Wilson, of Georgia, Marguerite (Robert) McCausland of Virginia. Rose’s greatest gift was her endless love and dedication for her family and friends especially her granddaughters Nicole and Elizabeth and her best friends Dolores and Marie. Funeral services will be Saturday 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum. Calling hours will be Friday 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home 147 W. 4th. St. Oswego. Fueled by her incessant high spiritedness, Rose captured every moment and embraced life to the fullest. Rose’s radiance, beauty and gentle spirit touched all who knew her. Contributions can be made to the Trinity Catholic School , Oswego.

2 thoughts on “Rose Duca

  1. To Deb, Rich, Nicole and Elizabeth and all of the Duca/Hilton family, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Please know we miss you all dearly and our condolenses go out to you all. We love you!

  2. My Deepest Sympathy to Debbie, Richard and all of your exteneded family:

    The reality of life on earth is that generations come and go-

    It all happens in the blink of an eye and in it’s own way it is a blessing-

    Each member of a generation that passes on leaves an impression on the rest of us mortals that are waiting in the wings for our step to glory. Throughout her life as a parent, relative and friend Rose left an impression on each of us of how important it is to smile, love, forgive and treasure our family and friends. Above all she impressed upon us how important it is to believe in the Lord and in Everlasting Life. She was a strong woman of faith and although she will be missed by us all I celebrate her passing from this life to the next. She is now in the House Of Her Lord praying for each of us to follow the impressions she left us with.

    I am blessed that she was part of my family and will do my best to follow her lead!

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