GLOUCESTER – Rosalie (Imbrunone) Lafata, 80, wife of the late Carlo F. Lafata, passed away at Kaplan Family Hospice House on Friday, August 28, 2020. Rosalie was born in Gloucester, Mass., on April 10, 1940, to the late John and Vincie (Linquata) Imbrunone.
Rosalie and Carlo shared 40 years of marriage together. Their lives were filled with creating loving memories with family and friends. She and Carlo enjoyed vacationing, holidays, and picnics at Stage Fort Park. Mostly, they loved spending time with their grandchildren.
Rosalie looked forward to Sunday dinners and visits with her family. She enjoyed her daily calls with sisters, Gerry and Mary Grace, keeping up with the latest gossip. Together with her siblings, Rosalie shared many memorable trips to area casinos and restaurants. At home, she enjoyed gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and hosting luncheons with her friends.
Rosalie is survived by her son, Jon Lafata and his wife Beth; three grandchildren, Kyle Lafata and his wife Nicole, Nathan Lafata and Trina Lafata. Her siblings include Nicholas Imbrunone and his wife Joan, Geraldine Lombardo and her husband Joseph, Louis Imbrunone and his wife Rosalie, and Mary Grace Lovasco and her husband Richard; and her in-laws, Frances Biondo, Gaspar Lafata and wife Sue, Peter Lafata, Rose Jesseph, Joseph Lafata and wife Holly. In addition, Rosalie leaves many cherished family members and friends.

Her service and burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA. For online condolences, please visit

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