Rosemarie
Rosemarie Penque (1935-2011) Our beloved Rosemarie (Rose) Penque (76) a resident of Torrance for 54 years, went to be with the Lord God in heaven on September 9, 2011 (her 58th wedding anniversary) after a short illness with pneumonia. She passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Providence Little Co of Mary Hospital. She was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY on August 4, 1935 to Sam and Bernice Cesari. She grew up with her sister Shirley and brother Sam Jr. She was married to her one and only true love, Nicholas Penque on September 9, 1953. She worked for Bell Aircraft in NY until 1954 when she started their family. They moved to Southern California in 1957. Rose was a wonderful, loving, loyal, wife, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend as well as an accomplished seamstress, gardener, cook, a jack of all trades, and CEO of her home and family. Most importantly she was her husband's wife, best friend and companion for 58 years. They loved attending Jazz concerts at Sangria and the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and going to family gatherings often. No one could cook and entertain like Rosemarie. In her younger years she was a dancer, singer, and pianist, entertaining troops with the USO during WWII. She also loved football, Nascar and Indy car racing. She was a kind, and selfless person who was always there to listen or to lend a hand. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always kept us all laughing. We were so very blessed to have her for 76 years. She will be missed and will forever live on in our hearts. Rose is survived by her husband of 58 years, Nicholas Penque of Torrance, CA; daughter, Dawn (Kevin) Artinger of Rolling Hills Estates, CA; daughter, Sheree Penque of Naples, FL, son, Ronald Penque of Westminster, CO; daughter, Debra (Robert) Adams of Mashpee, MA; sister Shirley Cesari of Marina del Rey, CA; three grandchildren; and one great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Sam Cesari Sr., and her brother, Sam Cesari Jr. The Memorial Service in celebration of her life will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday September 16, 2011 at 2pm followed by a Reception in the Lighthouse Room until 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. May love surround you, may faith sustain you, may hope encourage you and may you find peace & comfort in knowing that your precious Mother is in God’s loving arms.

  2. Dawn, my heart aches for you but take comfort in knowing she is safe in the arms of our lord. I know it’s a painful time for your family but stay strong and remember it’s never goodbye, it’s just see you later Your friend always Jeni

  3. Hi Dawn, I received your email and was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My condolences and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I know she will be greatly missed.

  4. Dear Nick I never had the pleasure of meeting your Rosemarie, but I can see she was the love of your life, a wonderful, Very beautiful woman. Fifty Eight years together, what a wonderful life, what a wonderful life. My condolences and prayers to you and your family. An old friend from the east side in Niagara Falls.

  5. Dear Dawn, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. While there is nothing I can say that will ease your loss, I wanted you to know that I am here for you my friend. Please accept my condolences, as I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family.

  6. Dear Dawn, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. While there is nothing I can say that will ease your loss, I wanted you to know that I am here for you my friend. Please accept my condolences, as I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you and your family.

  7. What a truly beautiful memorial service! Aunt Rose would have approved and would have really liked it. It is something how we have the technology today to be able to view the service via the Internet! Know that we were there in spirit also.

  8. Rest in peace, Rosemarie. You’re family loves and misses you. My heartfelt condolences to all the Penque family for their loss.

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