Rosanne M. (Cross) Ciaramella, 54, a long-time resident of Keene and surrounding area died on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully after a valiant fight against Breast Cancer with the love and compassion of family near.
Rosanne was born the daughter of Carole (Grant) and the late Raymond Cross on February 27, 1963 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
She was formerly married to Mark Ciaramella and has stayed friends with him over the years.
Rosanne was previously employed at Home Depot in Keene as a member of the Met Team. She had been there for eight years.
Time was spent crocheting and going to craft fairs. She was a loving and supportive mother to her three girls. When she became a grandmother her life changed. She was known by the grandchildren as “Grammie Gram”. Time was always made available for the grandchildren’s events in life. She was also involved in community activities. Rosanne gave freely of her time raising money for the Cheshire County Relay for Life and Joy’s Network.
Ms. Ciaramella is survived by her three daughters; Vanessa M. Calkins and her husband, Robert of Keene, Melissa A. Lake and her husband, Matthew of Keene, and Karissa L. Adams and her husband, Krystoffer of Keene. Her mother, Carole Cross of Revere, MA. Siblings; Cheryl Zawaski and her husband, Bob of Revere, MA. Raymond Cross Jr. and his wife, Susan of Revere, MA. and Karen Molina and her husband, Santos of Chelsea, MA. Eight grandchildren; Jakob Calkins, Blake Adams, Savannah Ciaramella, Lauryn Adams, Ava Ciaramella, Baylee Calkins, Brynn Lake and Declan Lake. In addition she leaves her adoptive children, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 3 to 6pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will be private in the spring at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Rosanne M. Ciaramella to: Joy’s Network, 463 Washington St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories,44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com