Rose M. Baccarella, 85, born December 3, 1926, in Williamsburg, Colo., passed away August 17, 2012. Mrs. Baccarella is survived by her four children, Pete C. (Jewel) Baccarella Jr., Cheney, Wash., Mary Beth Davis (Dave Lesley), Loveland, Colo., Philip A. (Karen) Baccarella, Littleton, Colo. and Carol A. (Dan) Pohja, Colorado Springs; 11 grandchildren, Tricia (Stephen) Muraguri, Carrie Dunn, Tyler (Linnea) Whalen, Anthony Baccarella, Elizabeth (Ralf) Drumm, Ben (Debbie) Baccarella, Alison Baccarella, Amy Baccarella, Chad (Mackenzie) Pohja, Mandy Pohja, and Nicole Baccarella; six great-grandchildren, Joel Davis, Pete Dunn, Nathan and Reece Muraguri, Dennis Drumm, Reign Baccarella; brothers, Ralph (Darlene) Carestia, Florence, Colo., Tony Carestia (Ann Scavarda), Canon City, Colo., sisters, Antoninette Madone, Canon City and Clara (Jack) Giuliano, Fort Collins, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Rose Baccarella, Pueblo and Dorothy Baccarella, Rockvale, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baccarella was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Pete C. Baccarella Sr.; parents, Paul and Josephine Carestia; brother, Dominic Carestia; and sisters, Nancy Pasquale and Marie Skufca. Mrs. Baccarella was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and special friend. She was self employed (Rose's Drapery) for 12 years, retiring in 1998. Rose was a charter member of Holy Family Parish, Legion of Mary Auxiliary Member, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Third Order of St. Francis, Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family, and served in Home Bound. The family thanks Tina Espinoza for the 24 hour a day loving and faithful care she gave Rose during her final months. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel. Funeral liturgy service to begin with rosary at 1 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2012, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who desire may make memorials payable to the 'Rose Baccarella Memorial Fund' and mail to Carol Pohja, 5945 Chivalry Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80923. Online condolences,

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  1. Phil & Family, I’m very sorry for your loss, I’ll miss saying Hi to you mom. God Bless! Bill Campbell

  2. Aunt Rose, today as I join the family in prayer in your honor and in memory of you, my heart is deeply saddened. What wonderful times we had together and what wonderful weekly talks we shared. I can not begin to express the heart’s emptiness knowing those will be no longer. As I told you, no one could have asked for a better “Mother” after my Mother passed. You will be sorely missed, but your memory and love will be with me forever in my heart and soul. My sadness is shared with your loving family. May God grant your loved ones peace of heart and soul. My Angel, watch over us!

  3. To All of Grandma Rose’s family, both relatives and those who know her,
    We have been blessed by the love of the entire family of Rose Baccarella. To me, that means, she did a wonderful job here on this earth. Many holidays were special for my family and I have received blessings and love from all in our times of need. I know that Grandma Rose kept us in her prayers and I will keep you all in mine at this time. Love Jeannie McGuire

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of Rose’s death. Please accept the condolences and prayers of my family and me for all of you.

  5. “In Life with a Rose”. What a wonderful gift God gave me to prepare a Beautiful Rose to return to God’s garden. Rose you left me a heart full of memories and wonderful brothers and sisters to take of. God finished your castle I love you my Rose, you can lay your head on my pillow and know that I am there. call my name when God is ready for me. I miss you already.Tina

  6. Praying for your family as you prepare to celebrate your mother’s life. May the good memories sustain you!

  7. I will always remember all the happy times I had while visiting Aunt Rose and Uncle Pete. Her big hugs and even bigger dinners will be some of my favorite Colorado memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. All my love. XOXO.

  8. Rose was a wonderful Sister and Friend. I cann’t begin to say all the wonderful things about her. All the laughs and tear we shared. I will always remember how loving and giving she was and how she always had my favorite cookies for me to take home. Sis I will really miss you. Love You Clara

  9. Some of my best Colorado memories were made at Aunt Rose’s house. I enjoyed endless amounts of love (and food!) when visiting her. What I will remember most was her gentle heart and the sparkle in her eyes when she smiled. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She will be missed.

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