Rose V. Turrisi

January 2, 1922 - April 5, 2010
Rose V. Turrisi


Rose V. Turrisi 88, of Wilmington died Monday April 5, 2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Rose was born in Isfahan, Iran, daughter of Shahnazar and Dishkoon Davidkhanian Shahnazarian. She was married to Dominick Turrisi in 1952 and became a naturalized United States citizen in 1957.

Rose and Dominick had two children: Patricia, who resides in Wilmington and Robert, who resides in State College, PA.

Rose had many interests throughout her life. Rose was an accomplished seamstress and knitter who made almost all of her own clothes throughout her life. She also enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, and loved a good shopping conquest. Rose was a wonderful cook and baker. She showed her love in many ways, but she especially showed it through special dinners, cakes and cookies that she shared with her family and friends. Rose’s biggest enjoyment was the pride of her life—her children and grandchildren.

Rose is survived by her daughter, Dr. Patricia Turrisi, her husband, Dr. Dennis Fuller, and their two children, Rosa and Sophia. In addition are one son, Dr. Robert Turrisi, his wife, Lori, and their two children, Taylor and Madison.

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  • April 08, 2010
    Diane Levy says:
    Patty and family, Your mom was such a lovely lady. I am saddened to learn of her death. We are thinking of you and wish you peace as you go through this process.

  • April 08, 2010
    Mary King Lyons says:
    I met Rose while working at SECU. She was indeed a good friend and we have also kept in touch by visit or phone through the past 10 years since I left SECU. I always loved her stories of her family and felt great love for each of you. She will be surely missed. Sincerely, Mary King Lyons

  • April 14, 2010
    Laura and Tom Connolly says:
    We played bridge with Rose at several different locations and groups for the past ten years. We enjoyed visiting with her during bridge games, and also made contact by telephone from time to time. She was a good bridge player, had a good and outgoing personality, and was very proud of her family. Tom and Laura Connolly

  • April 09, 2010
    tom and catherine says:
    Dear Patty and family, Our heartfelt sympathy to you and all of Rose's loved ones as you grieve her passing and celebrate her life. It was a loving notice, with her warmth shining through. Tom and Catherine

  • April 07, 2010
    Sam Murrell says:
    May Rose find eternal peace and bliss in a world that knows no sorrows and pains; and may her geieving family derive strength from the fact that Rose lived a richly fulled life as an active and beloved citizen of Wilmington.