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Rosalie P. Cavise

Rosalie P. Cavise

1922 - 2017

Rosalie Palumbo Cavise was born on March 17, 1922 in Watertown.  She was raised in Watertown, the oldest daughter of Anthony and Josephine Palumbo of 801 Coffeen St.  A graduate of Watertown High School, she became, in 1944, an intepreter for Colonel Pavarotto of the Italian service units.  In late 1944 and 1945, she was the administrative assistant for the Lake Placid Commandant for returning war veterans.  It was then that she met her husband, Paul J. Cavise, of Glen Cove, New York.  They were married on December 31, 1944 and took up residence initially in Brooklyn, New York.  Upon their return to Watertown, she worked as a secretary for social services in Jefferson County and as a shorthand reporter at (then) Camp Drum.  In 1953, she began working in Jefferson County Surrogates Court as a courtroom reporter and Deputy Clerk for Judges Russell Wright and Leon Schwerzmann.
 In 1956, the family moved to North Syracuse where Mrs. Cavise worked as a courtroom reporter and also for various county agencies, including the Onondaga County Criminal Court, the Department of Mental Health and the District Attorneys Office.  In 1968, Mrs. Cavise became a nine-year member of the North Syracuse Central Schools Board of Education where she later served as President. 
 Mrs. Cavise was the mother of five children: Leonard, a law professor in Chicago, Paul Jr., an attorney in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, Arcangela ( Richards), an attorney living in McLean, Virginia, Joseph, a dancing school owner in Scarsdale, NY, and Rosalia, a former Army nurse living in Armonk, New York.  She also had 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
 In Watertown, Mrs. Cavise was an active member of the Little Theatre and the choir at St. Anthony’s Parish.  In Syracuse, she continued her interest in theatre as a member of the Pompeian Players.  Mrs. Cavise was an avid bridge player.  She also received her license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1979.  In later years, she spent her winters in Naples, Florida and in travelling to Italy, Portugal and Switzerland., before returning to the homestead in Watertown.
 Calling hours will be Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 4-7pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at  10 am at St. Anthony’s Church with Msgr. Robert Aucoin officiating.. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com


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To all of the Cavise family we express condolences for the loss or Rosalie. She was my friend for many years after the loss of your father. There is no way to adequately express the loss of a parent.  I lost 3 aunts over the last few   years and I know how they provided unique remembrances of life over the years….  Your mom touched thousands over her life time and few have reached out to help others as she did. Rick and Bonnie Kaszubinski   N Syracuse NY

By Rick Kaszubinski on 09 15, 2017


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I’m so sorry to hear about your mom,what a life she had!!! I haven’t seen any of you over 40 years ,I was your neighbor on Elaine Ave. my thoughts and prayers to all of you and your mom.

By Ellen LaPan ( Faulstick) on 09 12, 2017


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I probably spent as much time at the Cavise household as I did my own.  Ro was an early and lasting role model. In so many ways, she defined for me the nature of a strong woman. I was never happier than when Ro smiled or complimented me - or the time she forgave me for burning a hole in the downstairs carpet! I will miss her, love, Karen

By Karen G. Foley on 09 12, 2017


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To the loved ones of Rosalie Cavise,

Although we did not have the privilege of knowing Mrs. Cavise, we have personally experienced the pain of losing someone we loved dearly.  We extend our heartfelt condolences to each of you.  Please be assured of God’s enduring love for you, his concern with your well-being, and his willingness to help you endure this difficult time.  (1 Peter 5:7)  We pray that God’s promise at Revelation 21:4 will provide you comfort in the days to come.  For further comforting thoughts, please visit https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-no3-2016-may/when-a-loved-one-dies/ .

The Guillory Family
Covington, LA

By Guillory Family on 09 11, 2017


Condolences left by other guests:

So sorry to here of your lose of your lovely mother. I rented from her long ago and we became friends she use to visit me at the coffe shop in the Arcade . She was a very nice lady she will be missed.

By Trudy Dean on 09 10, 2017


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My condolences to the whole Cavise Family. I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with your mother.  For a while a few years ago she used to call and visit on the phone, it was always interesting to chat with her.  I am so glad I got to see her just 2 weeks ago when I was in town visiting Joe.  She actually said my whole name when Joe mentioned I was there with him to visit.  I have a lot of fond memories of your Mom. May she rest in peace, my sympathies to all.

By Joe Reines on 09 08, 2017


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Extending my sympathy to the family.  Just loved Rosalie and missed her dearly. May she rest on the wings of eagles when she soars to heaven.

By Liz Daugherty on 09 08, 2017


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