Mary Rosenello ~ A Life Well Lived by the Sea

“A long life may not be good enough but a good life is long enough.” ~ Irish Proverb

The Rosenello family on the cover of The Sun to honor newly elected North Wildwood Mayor Patrick in 2014
Joseph & Mary Rosenello

Mary Rosenello of North Wildwood passed away on Christmas Eve, 2021, joining her loving husband Joseph in eternity. Mary was born on December 20, 1933, in Philadelphia. She also resided in Bucks and Montgomery Counties before finding her home by the sea in 1977 when Mary, Joe and seven of their eight children relocated from Levittown, Pa to North Wildwood, NJ. They happily lived in a charming seaside house they determined was built between 1890 & 1905. A true Wildwood lover, Mary was a big fan of the Sun and always willing to contribute her family’s own seaside tales.

Mary graduated from St. Stephen’s Elementary School and Little Flower High School in 1947 and 1951, respectively. She worked at Bell Telephone and Atlantic Refinery in Philadelphia and was a proud volunteer lunch mom at St. Michaels the Archangel Elementary School in Levittown and St. Ann’s Elementary School in Wildwood during her kids’ school years.

She spent 15 of what she considered her “retirement years” as the Guidance Secretary at Wildwood Catholic High School. Ever the caring “mom,” she helped countless students with their college admissions process, making sure they had their scholarship applications completed.

Mary proudly served as a member of the Little Flower Alumni Association of Cape May County and the Cape May County Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.

No doubt her biggest accomplishment was the loving family she raised. She is survived by her nine children (including North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello), 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

We here at The Sun send our deepest condolences to the Rosenello family. We fondly remember Mary and her beautiful legacy that happily lives on by the sea…

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