Rosanna Marie Minerva (née Colangelo) of Williamstown, Age 79, passed away on December 30, 2021. Beloved daughter of late Quentin and Philomena (née Nuzzi) Colangelo. Devoted Mother of Dennis Minerva (predeceased), Douglas Minerva of Blue Anchor, Daniel Minerva (predeceased), Denise Arnieri (Frank) of West Berlin and Darlene Maillet (Joseph) of Hammonton. Loving Grandmother of Shannon Minerva (predeceased), Stephanie Minerva, Douglas Minerva, Daniel Minerva, Chelsea Minerva, Danyelle Minerva (predeceased), Valentina Minerva, Ashley Minerva, Brianna Maillet (predeceased), Joseph Maillet and Olivia Maillet. Great Grandmother to Caleb and Matthew. Beloved Sister of Anthony (Linda) Colangelo, Thomas (Bonnie) Colangelo and Michael Colangelo (predeceased). Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rosanna was a beautiful soul inside and out, always giving words of encouragement to bring out the best in people. She loved and cherished spending time with family. Her smile would light up the room and her sense of humor was sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. There will never be anyone who could take her place.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Wednesday evening January 5th from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the COSTANTINO-PRIMO FUNERAL HOME at 231 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin NJ 08009. Funeral Service 7:30PM. Interment of ashes will be held 11:45AM Friday January 7, 2022 at, Gate of Heaven Cemetery Berlin, NJ 08009. To leave lasting condolences or photos, please use the links on this page.
Eulogy of Rosanna Minerva
Hello, thank you all for coming this evening. I am Valentina; I am one of
her eleven grandchildren. Her passing feels unreal to me. I still can not wrap my
head around it.
Not only was she my grandmother, but she was also my friend. No matter
what mood I was in, she would always brighten up my day. She had the
ability to light up any room with her sassy attitude.. smart remarks.. & comic
Her grandfather used to always call her cookie. I couldn’t think of any
other name that perfectly suited her. She had a tough exterior and soft interior.
She truly was a tough cookie, she raised five children on her own. She was
an inspiration from all the obstacles she overcame.. Her health & mental journey
alone are an incredible example of her strength.
Her family was her rock, each of her children showing their support in their
own special way. I can not stand up here today and not mention my father and
my aunt Darlene for all of their love especially during her last couple of years.
I was grateful to be one of her caregivers and I will always cherish the time we
spent together. From all the lifetime movies we watch… to all the cookies we
ate. All the shopping.. and trash talking we did. Although it was difficult for all
of us to see her during these challenging times, the fire in her soul was still there.
My grandmother was an outstanding woman. She meant something
different for each of you sitting here tonight; a sister, a mother, a cousin, a friend.
I know she loved each of you very much. And while her passing is extremely
sad… I know for me I will always be inspired by her strength and I hope you will
Thank you for letting me share how her life impacted me and she will be
greatly missed. ~Darlene Maillet