Rose A. (Policare) Watkins, 73, of West Pittston, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Highland Manor Nursing Home, Exeter. She was born in Pittston on January 29, 1947 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Assunta “Susan” (Russo) Policare.
Rose was a graduate of Pittston High School and attended Luzerne County Community College. She was employed as a director of sales and marketing for several hotel chains throughout the years.
Rose will always be remembered for her nurturing and caring nature which was best expressed in her love as mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She worked hard yet enthusiastically. She was always one to be counted on for help and support. She enjoyed cooking and baking and her recipes were her treasures. She built her life on the firm foundation of family, friendship, service to others, and love. As such, her days here were rich and fulfilling.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Phillip Policare.
Rose is survived her son Ronald Rinaldi and his wife Jennifer, of Duryea; her grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, and Nicholas Rinaldi; her brother Michael Policare and his wife Sandy of Colorado; sister Mary McFarland, of Plains; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.