Rose Theresa Geruso, 87, a former longtime resident of Darien, died peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Valencia, Calif. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Antoinette Colella, her late husband of 49 years, Carmine (Jerry) Geruso, her son-in-law, Peter G. Callaghan, a sister and three brothers. She is survived by her four children, Patti Casey and her husband Sean Casey of Virginia, Barbara Callaghan of Darien, Steven Geruso and Claudia Scarpone of Stamford, John Reid and Peter Pierce of Valencia; a grandson, Sean P. Casey and his wife, Elizabeth Hernandez-Casey, and great-grandson, Carmine Casey-Hernandez of East Orange, N.J.; as well as beloved sisters, brothers, cousins, nieces and nephews. __________
— an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home
Rose was a long-time member and officer of the Catholic Daughters of America. She later became a health aide, where she touched the lives of countless local residents with her contagious smile and tireless compassion.