Rose L. Mangusi Crossley, 95, passed away May 10, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael campus with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Robert E. Crossley. Rose was born in New Haven and later moved to Frost Drive in North Haven. Previously she was a resident of Benchmark Senior Living in Hamden and Masonicare in Wallingford. She was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Curcio) Mangusi and was preceded by 5 brothers Alphonse, John, Andrew, Pasquale, and Ralph and two sisters Jenny Fiore and Anna Piscitelli. She is the sister-in-law of Curt Burwell, Grace (Don) LaBanca, and Daisy Mangusi. She was the loving mother of Katherine (Bobbie) Johnson of Branford, Nancy (Jim) DeLucia of North Haven, and Janet (Michael) Pocius of Wallingford. She is also the loving grandmother of Bryan (Mary) Johnson, Jeff (Robyn) Johnson, Michael (Heather) DeLucia, James DeLucia Jr., Jenna (Jason) Evans, And Lauren Pocius. She is the great grandmother of Evan, Andrew & Nicholas Johnson, Alice & William DeLucia, and Nathan Johnson. Rose was an avid New York Yankees fan and women’s UConn basketball fan. She was a talented artist who produced many beautiful pictures and sketches throughout her years. Her true love was her family. Rose was an aide for the former Montowese convalescent home for many years. She also worked for Chloride Systems of North Haven, as well for North Haven High School as a cafeteria worker. Rose’s family would like to extend a very special thank you to those who lovingly cared for her over the years at Benchmark & Masonicare, and they owe a debt of gratitude to the staff of St. Raphael’s Hospice program for their loving and respectful care of her and her family.
Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Wednesday morning, May 17th at 11:30. Family and friends may call from 10:00 to 11:30 am. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 12 Noon. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492 or the Closer to Free Fund, which jointly supports Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center., P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508.