Sunday, April 11, 2010

Obituary: Roselyn Celia (Schiavo) Amato - Class of 1944

MADISON - Roselyn C. Amato (nee Schiavo), age 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 9, 2010. She was the loving wife of the late Salvatore (Sam) Amato and loving grandmother of the late Stephen Wells.

Roselyn was born in Madison, on Feb. 7, 1926, to the late Anthony and Celia Schiavo. She was one of three children; the late James Schiavo and her loving sister and friend, Marian Skille.

A lifelong resident of Madison, she graduated from Central High School, married Sam Amato on Nov. 11, 1944, and during their 50 years together raised four children, Dominic Amato, Angela (Robert) Tramburg, A.J. Nino Amato and CeCe (Robert) Wells. She is the loving Nana of 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Aunt Roselyn is further survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Roselyn and her husband, Sam owned and operated Amato's Holiday House Restaurant for 43 years. During that time Roselyn's warm and welcoming personality afforded her the respect and friendship of those who knew her.

Her greatest joy and love in life, however was her family. Roselyn could light up a room with her presence, and at family gatherings, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, she would share lifelong stories and lessons with enduring compassion and a great sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Roselyn was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church through most of her adult life. She found peace and comfort in her friend, Monsignor Ken Fiedler who will officiate at her funeral.

A very heartfelt thanks to the staff at HospiceCare Inc. of Madison for their endearing and compassionate care of Roselyn.

A Mass and celebration of Roselyn's life will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison. Visitation be will held from 10:30 a.m. until Mass at noon, with interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 2705 Regent St., Madison. Following interment, family and friends are invited to return to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church to join Roselyn's family for dinner.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Stephen Wells SIDS Education and Research Foundation, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, or a charity of your choice.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service, 3610 Speedway Road,(608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 11, 2010

Note; Roselyn Celia (Schiavo) Amato's class year is based on a list of Class of 1944 graduates published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 9, 1944.

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