Rose Maltese, a 44-year Rockaway resident, died January 22.
Maltese, a homemaker, was born in Brooklyn. She was a member of the Breezy Point Golden Age Club, St. Pius X Guild and St. Gabriel's Junior Blessed Virgin Sodality and St. Jerome's Church Sacred Heart League Treasurer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James; daughter, Lennie Durante; brothers, Phillie and Nicholas Miele.
Maltese is survived by her son, Mario; daughter, Philomena Adessa; brother, Christopher Miele; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Thomas More Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village.