Obituaries of Rose Mary Agostinelli (Shingles)


Rose Mary Agostinelli (Shingles) passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at the age of 87, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the beloved wife of her high school sweetheart, Raymond Agostinelli, whom she married on April 12, 1955.

She was born September 26, 1934 in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late Lewis Zona and Josephine (Tortariello) Zona of Naples, Italy. She was the youngest of seven children, Charles, Mary, Carmela, George, Elizabeth and Joe, all of whom predeceased her.

In 1958, she moved to State College with her husband to raise their family. She was employed at PSU in data processing as a punch operator. She was also employed at HRB and served as Vice President of the McLanahan Company.

Rose was a proud homemaker who enjoyed many activities including gardening, cooking, golfing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She loved to entertain and had a knack for organizing tailgates and eventful dinner parties. She was a fantastic cook and her favorite family tradition was to cook the most amazing Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas brunch. She loved canning her famous peppers and baking Biscotti and Pizzelles. Rose will be remembered for being elegant, conservative and eternally optimistic. She could always find kindness in everyone. She was the voice of kindness, reason and patience. She was known to have eyes in the back of her head often referred to as “Rose knows”. Among her favorite clubs, Rose was an active member of the Stitch and B*tch Club, a group of women who met once a month to share stories, play games, host parties or just chat about their daily lives. . She was a member of Center Hills Country Club at State College and Stonebridge Country Club in Naples, Florida, where she enjoyed playing in the women’s golf leagues. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and was a volunteer and co-chair of charities such as the American Cancer Society, Red Cross and United Way.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Raymond C. Agostinelli and his partner, Laura Williams, of Warriors Mark, Ronald A. Agostinelli and his wife Lisa of State College, and Yolanda M. Agostinelli of Superior, Colorado. . She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren: Amber Agostinelli Blose and her husband, Taylor, Tony Agostinelli, Raymond “Trey” Agostinelli, Isabella Agostinelli Brown and Giavonna Agostinelli Brown, and two great-grandchildren, Josephina and Nolan Blose.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.

A private service will be held for the family and a celebration of life at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA 16801.

Arrangements are in the custody of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences can be entered at

Posted on September 03, 2022

Published in Ellwood City Ledger, The Beaver County Times

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Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St, State College.

06 September 2022 at 13:00 – 16:00

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