Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 am in St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Avenue
Visitation: in the church on Friday from 9:30 – 11:00 am
Memorials to the St. Lucy Catholic Church Food Pantry or to Our Harmony Club, Inc. have been suggested.
Racine – Rose Patricia (nee: Recupero) Kujellis, age 100, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 6, 2018.
Rose was born in Racine on March 16, 1918 to the late Nicholas and Mary (nee: Palatino) Recupero. She was a graduate of Washington Park High School. On November 22, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Racine, she was united in marriage with the love of her life, Henry W. Kujellis, who preceded her in death on August 28, 2005.
Although Rose did work for a while at Hamilton Beach and Interlake Steel, her main vocation in life was tending to her family as a devoted homemaker. With a profound Catholic faith, she was a proud & longtime member of St. Lucy Catholic Church. Rose loved being included in everything that involved her family – especially with her grandchildren. She will be forever remembered for being so very kind, sweet & generous and for always placing the needs of others before her own.
Surviving are her children, Marilee (Thomas) Namowicz and Henry (Luci) Kujellis, Jr.; grandchildren, Jana (Deric) Kim, Cassy (Dan) Cichy, Anthony Namowicz, Joseph Namowicz, Kelsey (fiancé, Mike Giese) Kujellis and Kylee Kujellis; great-grandchildren, Julian, Jamison and Jordy Kim; brothers-in-law, Robert (Mary) Kujellis and Helen (Warren) Luedtke; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by her brother, Tony (Shirley) Recupero; sisters, Nellie Recupero, Josephine (Frank) Quadraccia, Lena Nuciforo, Annie Recupero and Angie Recupero; and by Henry’s parents, Henry and Adeline (nee: Pfeiffer) Kujellis.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 am in St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Avenue, with Rev. Javier Guativa and Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Entombment will take place at the mausoleum of Holy Cross Cemetery – Highway 32. A memorial luncheon will follow. Visitation will be in the church on Friday from 9:30 – 11:00 am. Memorials to St. Lucy Catholic Church Food Pantry or to Our Harmony Club, Inc. have been suggested.
A heartfelt note of thanks to Rose’s special friends and caregivers Terri Gilboy and Paula Clarke, and her guardian angels at Shorelight Memory Care for the compassionate care and support given in our Mother’s time of need. May God bless all of you!