Marguerite M. Rotunno

                    February 23, 1910  -  October 1, 2011

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Marguerite M. Rotunno, 101, died Oct. 1, 2011. She was born to Felice and Felicia Tangredi Manzi in Millbrook on Feb. 23, 1910. Marguerite graduated Millbrook Memorial High School in 1927. She married Andrew J. Rotunno at St. Josephs Church in Millbrook, NY on Oct. 19, 1935. Marguerite was a renown cook always joyous to be cooking for family or friends or any event that needed a fine meal. She was one of the first volunteers for Meals on Wheels in Millbrook and she continued to cook for the organization into her 90s. A talented seamstress since her youth, Marguerite learned the skill of crewel work in her 50s, winning a prize with her first entry to a judged show in NYC. Marguerite was an exquisite baker, a proud Italian-American, a devoted Roman Catholic and a fervent Democrat. She felt privileged to have shaken the hands of five U. S. presidents. With her husband Andrew, Marguerite served on the founding board of the Little Red Schoolhouse, the first educational facility for developmentally disabled children in this area. The Little Red Schoolhouse eventually evolved into todays ARC. Somewhat adventurous, Marguerite rode in a bi-wing plane as a young girl, in a hot air balloon for her 75th birthday and on the merry go round in the Tuileries Gardens of Paris at age 90. Marguerite was predeceased by her husband, Andrew in 1994; her daughter, Mary in 1999; her parents; her sister, Loretta Parisella; her brother, John P. Manzi and her nephews Louis Parisella and Lt. John Peter Manzi. She is survived by her daughters, Marguerite Rotunno of Millbrook and Teresa Rotunno of Poughkeepsie, and daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Hamilton Fish of Skaneateles, NY and her grandson James, and numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, October 4th from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the Allen Funeral Home, 3270 Franklin Ave., Millbrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am Wednesday, October 5th at St. Josephs Church, Millbrook. Burial will follow in St. Josephs Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be mad to the Cardinal Hayes Home,Cardinal Hayes Home, PO Box CH, St. Joseph Drive Millbrook, NY 12545-0140 or to St. Joseph's Church, PO Box 439 Millbrook, NY 12545

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Born: February 23, 1910

Death: October 1, 2011

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Allen Funeral Home, Millbrook