Rose M. Papalia Loomis, 92, of Warren, PA died Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Rouse Warren County Home after an extended illness. She was born on August 4, 1922 in Warren, PA and was the daughter of the late Frank and Carmella Risitano Papalia. Rose was a lifelong Warren area resident and was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She worked as a riveter for Deluxe during World War II and later worked at Jamesway. Rose was well known for her cooking, especially her spaghetti and meatballs. She enjoyed gardening and loved having flowers around her home.
Rose is survived by her 3 sons – Harold “Jay” Loomis of Pittsburgh, PA., Charles “Chuck” Loomis and wife, Toni and Marty Loomis and wife, Debbie, all of Warren, PA, 5 Grandchildren, Betsy Loomis, Matt (Erin) Loomis, Dan (Chanel) Loomis, Alex Loomis and fiancé, Meredith Weir, and Katelyn (Brian) Johnson, 5 Great Grandchildren, 1 brother, Dr. Anthony Papalia and wife, Ruth, of McFarland, WI, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Loomis, Sr. who died January 27, 2004 and whom she married on May 31, 1946 in Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Nancy M. Dorotics, and 4 Brothers – Ralph J., Carl F., John S., and Joseph L. Papalia.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 4 to 7 P.M., where a vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Rouse Warren County Home Patient Activities Fund, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA 16371. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com