Rose Lombardi

Rose M. Lombardi (Fusaro)

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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Rose M. Lombardi of Westerly, RI passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Arnold Lombardi for 69 years.

Born in Westerly, RI she was the daughter of the late Sam and Filomena Fusaro. She graduated from Bryant College with a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance. After graduation she was employed in the Loan Department of the Industrial National Bank and after raising her family, she was a secretary in the Guidance Office of the Babcock Jr. High School for many years.

In addition to her husband, Rose will be sadly missed by her four children; her sons: Arnold, Jr. and wife Kathleen Lombardi, Stephen and his wife Mary Jane Lombardi, her daughters: Dr. Elaine Wilk and her husband Dr. Richard Wilk, and Janice Bateson and her husband Derek Bateson.
Rose was the proud grandmother of seven loving grandchildren: Sarah Lynn Lombardi; Gregory, Jeffrey and Christopher Wilk; and Connor, Jillian and Cooper Bateson. She cherished her family and took much pride and joy and was happiest when family gathered at her home.

She is survived by her sister Frances Bradley and her husband Nils and her brother Clarence Fusaro and his wife Andree as well as sisters-in-law, Josie and Catherine Fusaro. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her brothers, Charles Fusaro and Sam Fusaro, Jr.

Visiting hours will be held at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce Street, Westerly, RI on Monday from 10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m., immediately followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church, Westerly at 12 noon. Burial will take place at St. Sebastian Cemetery in Westerly. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly, RI 02891. For online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 18th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Monday, February 18th, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 18th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, February 18th, 2019 12:00pm
    Immaculate Conception Church
    111 High Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    St. Sebastian Cemetery
    WESTERLY, RI 02891


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Posted at 09:57am
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)


Posted at 09:44am
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.

Kathy Branch

Posted at 12:53pm
My sincere condolences to the Lombardi family. I worked for Steve for many years and he always spoke of his Mother fondly. Kathy Branch

Nancy Turco

Posted at 12:48pm
Our sympathy to Clarence and all the family for the loss of Rose. Robert & Nancy (Feraco) Turco

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