Rose Teresa Perrette, age 92, a cherished homemaker, dedicated volunteer, and beloved member of her community, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2023, at Bristol Assisted Living at Somerset in New Jersey. Born on June 25, 1931, in Plainfield, New Jersey, Rose was a pillar of strength and love for her family and friends.
Raised in Plainfield, Rose was a long-time resident of South Plainfield from 1954 to 2006, before moving to Bound Brook, New Jersey, and eventually settling in Somerset. After graduating from high school, she worked at Teppers Department Store in Plainfield, but her true calling was being a homemaker. She devoted her life to creating a warm and loving home for her husband, Michael, and their three children, Thomas, Joseph, and Gina. Rose's role as a homemaker was the cornerstone of her family's happiness and well-being, embodying the importance of caring, nurturing, and embracing family life.
A devout Roman Catholic, Rose was an active member of her Sacred Heart RC Church in South Plainfield, where she volunteered regularly, contributing to the spiritual and communal life of her parish. Her generosity extended to the broader community as well, as she frequently volunteered at a local thrift store, demonstrating her commitment to helping those in need.
Rose had a passion for knitting, a skill she lovingly applied to create beautiful pieces for her family, friends, and various charitable causes. Her knitting was not just a hobby; it was an expression of her love and care, as each stitch was imbued with thoughtfulness and affection.
Predeceased by her late husband, Michael, in 2008 and her son Thomas, in 1991, Rose leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication.
She is survived by her daughter, Gina Perrette-Rosenblatt, and her husband Jack Rosenblatt; her son, Joseph Perrette and his wife Susan; her three grandchildren, Lauren Matthews, Renee Perrette, and Alexandria Perrette; and her great-grandson, Jack Matthews.
Rose Teresa Perrette's life was a testament to the enduring power of love, family, and community. She will be deeply missed but forever remembered in the hearts of those she touched.