Rose Rhodes Sollecito, 95, of The Woods of Holly Tree, Wilmington, died Wednesday, December 02, 2009.
Born April 2, 1914 in New York City, NY she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Rosaria De Leo Riggi. She was a retired sample maker with the George Miller Manufacturing Company in New York. Rose was a Roman Catholic.
In addition to her parents, her first husband, William Clay Rhodes; her second husband, Joseph Anthony Sollecito; two brothers, Jack Riggi and Joseph Riggi; and two sisters, Mary Portera and Vivian Bessci preceded her in death. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ruth Gargett and husband Jim of Sneads Ferry, NC; three grandchildren, Angela Six and husband Kevin of Severna Park, MD, Kathy Gargett Jones and husband Bob of Germantown, MD and David Gargett and wife Donna of Fredericksburg, VA; and four great grandchildren, Jonathan Six, Joseph Six, Kevin Six, Jr. and Bella Rose Gargett.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Wilmington Burial & Cremation Service in Wilmington, NC. Family will receive friends from 6:00 -8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home. A private family burial will be in Greenville Memorial Gardens in Greenville, SC.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401
Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099