Life Story: Elizabeth P. Rosi, 93; Girl Scout Leader, Lifelong Somerset Resident

Elizabeth P. Rosi, 93, passed away on April 18 at Regency Heritage Rehabilitation Center in Somerset.

Mrs. Rosi was born July 22, 1925 in New Brunswick to the late Leonard and Mimiae (Tooker) Penney. She was a lifelong resident of Somerset.

Elizabeth retired from John Wiley publishing in Somerset. She also worked at Bakelite in Middlesex, and she assisted with the daily operations of her mother-in-law’s restaurant, the Holiday Acres Steakhouse, and her son’s business, Nelson’s Bar and Liquor Store. In her downtime, she was a Girl Scout Leader in Somerset. Elizabeth was an avid gardener and enjoyed making many crafts, especially Christmas wreaths for her family.

Mrs. Rosi was predeceased by her first husband in 1974, Edward M. Nelson Sr.; her second husband in 2014, Julius Rosi; her brother, William Penney and her sister, Dorothy Belser.

She is survived by her sons, Edward M. “Skip” Nelson Jr. of Somerset, Niels Nelson and his wife Lisa Lemay of Clinton, and Kenneth Nelson and his wife Deborah of Somerset; her daughter, Barbara Byrnes; her grandchildren, Kenneth Jr., James, Margaret, Adam, Thomas and a few nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. April 22 at Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. April 23 at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Somerset.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.


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