Rose Spallina Errante
1920 - 2018
Rose Spallina Errante, 98, Lifelong Teacher and Tax Preparer, of Boonton passed away on
April 4, 2018.
Rose was born in Passaic in 1920 of immigrant parents from Sicily. She was the first in her
family to go to college, an extraordinary accomplishment in her day, when very few women of
her generation went to college. She graduated from the College of St Elizabeth in '41 and
taught at St Cecilia's Academy in Washington DC, Wallington Middle School, and Nutley HS.
She lived in Clifton and later moved to Boonton where she worked for the Boonton Bd of Ed
Child Study Team as a Bedside Tutor. Additionally, she was a travel agent for Orbis travel in
Lincoln Park. An avid cook and traveler, she enjoyed many trips throughout the US and
Europe, especially to Italy to visit relatives.
After retirement, she volunteered as a Financial Consultant for seniors at the Montville Senior
Center and Picatinny Arsenal. She also served 25years with the NJ-AARP tax volunteers in
Lincoln Park. She did countless tax returns for friends and neighbors making sure everyone
got all benefits they were entitled to.
Predeceased by husband Bill, sister Josephine Picariello of Pompton Lakes, and brother
Joseph Spallina of Clifton; she is survived by a sister Frances Spallina of Clifton, son Joseph,
son Peter and wife Michele, and 3 grandchildren Anthony, Nicolas, and Lauren of Rockaway
Visitation Monday April 9th from 9-11am Norman Dean Funeral Home, 16 Righter Ave
Denville, followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Boonton.
Please visit www.normandean.com to leave a condolence for her family.