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
    Mary and Moorad Alexanian says:
    Rose Turrisi was a true friend indeed. We spent many hours knitting together, going to restaurants, and just spending good quality times together as fellow Armenians. Rose often cooked lunch and always had coffee and her excellent cookies ready whenever I visited her. Moorad also enjoyed her hospitality. I was gifted to have a close friend like Rose and will miss her dearly.

  • April 08, 2010
    Mary Pierce says:
    To the family of Rose Turrisi, who died April 5,2010 - my friend and neighbor Through the years your friendship has meant so much to me and my family. What a wonderful world this would be if everyone had a friend like you. We will miss you. Love, Mary Pierce & Family (Jimmy, Phyllis, Ben, Dan & Amy Pierce)

  • April 08, 2010
    Marie Spencer says:
    Dear Patty, Please accept my deep sympathy on the loss of your mother, and extend my condolences to your family. Next to losing a child, I think this is the most profound grief we experience. I found great comfort in To Live Again by Catherine Marshall and hope it might offer you the same consolation.

  • February 10, 2015
    Patricia Turrisi says:
    I think of you every day with love and affection. I never knew you enough and I can never express how much I miss you. You are remembered in our hearts and minds, and in our character and the life we live now. You were my rock.

  • April 03, 2019
    Sophia Fuller says:
    I miss you, Grandmother. I dream about you all the time. It's been almost ten yeas and I still miss you.