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June 30, 2011

Rose M. Maculaitis, 92 of Honesdale, PA, formerly of Beach Lake, PA, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center. She was 92.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Maculaitis, on June 2, 1992. The couple married in 1948 in Towanda, PA.

Born February 1, 1919, in Towanda, she was the daughter and last surviving member of the late Peter and Maria Pietropaoli Gabriel family.

She and her husband moved to Beach Lake shortly after being married, and she resided there until 2008, when she moved to Ellen Memorial. She was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Beach Lake.

Rose worked several places including as an aide at the Stourbridge School, Honesdale, PA. She loved to cook and bake and was known for her homemade breads and Italian cookies.

Surviving are her sons, Joseph Maculaitis and wife Sandra of Greentown, PA and Richard Maculaitis of Mountain Top, PA; grandchildren Amy, Erin, Andrea, Scott; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Robert Maculaitis, who died in 2010; and five sisters and a brother.

A funeral mass was celebrated on June 25 at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Honesdale. Cremation followed at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery in Honesdale. Visit