Rose Ann Herman Madalozzo, 80, passed peacefully away on September 24, 2020, at her daughter Tanya’s home near Winston-Salem, NC. She was the daughter of the late Harvey Herman and Maudie Brannan Herman. She is survived by her daughters, Tanya Madalozzo Odom (Sam) of Pfafftown, NC, and Anita Lynn Madalozzo of Cornelius, NC, and five grandchildren, Lydia, Seth and Cecilia Odom of Pfafftown, and Worth and Clay Honeycutt of Cornelius. She’s also survived by her sister and husband Marilynn and Leland Diver, of Centennial, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Dean Madalozzo and her brother, Carroll Wayne Herman of Washington, IL.
Rose Ann was born in Campbell, MO, and resided there until her middle school years when her family moved to Glasford, IL. When she was 16, she met David and they married three years later and remained together for almost fifty years, until his passing in 2009. They had a mutual admiration, love and respect for one another that was evident by all who knew them. Rose Ann and David moved to Tarboro in 1966 when David was hired by Anaconda Wire and Cable Company. They raised their girls there and, although they were from the Midwest, they called Tarboro their home for over 50 years. Rose Ann spent most of her years as a homemaker but worked part-time for Bourne, Bourne and Britt, substituted in the Tarboro City schools, and provided administrative and accounting support for David’s business, EPM Co. She was a member of Tarboro Woman’s Club and a life-long member of First Baptist Church in Tarboro, where she was active in the music ministry in various capacities, teaching children’s choir for over 30 years, and playing in the handbell choir.
For the past three years, Rose Ann has been a member of the independent living community of Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem. She was a member of the Sharps and Flats singing group, which added much joy to her life during her time there. Though she was only at Arbor Acres for a short time, she established many instant friendships and was loved and known for her smile, cheery disposition, and positive outlook. It was difficult for her to leave her many lifelong friends in Tarboro when she moved to Winston-Salem, but she embraced her adventure.
A celebration of Rose Ann’s life will be held in late October in Tarboro. Details will be forthcoming.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Rose Ann’s memory be made to First Baptist Church, 605 N Main St, Tarboro, NC 27886, or to support the Sharps and Flats group of Arbor Acres Retirement Community, 1240 Arbor Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27104 (please indicate Sharps & Flats in the memo line).
Arrangements are entrusted to Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com.
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