Rose Sanseverino Gainus, 91, passed away on Friday, January 15th, 2016 in Virginia Beach. Born on April 24th, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Sanseverino and Theresa Zunno Sanseverino and wife of the late William H. Gainus. Mrs. Gainus loved her family, especially her grandbabies, and was proud of her New York City heritage. She enjoyed walking, shopping, going out for dinner and travel in general. A fan of both Frank Sinatra and Andre Bocelli, she also loved music and dancing. She was a member of Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Virginia Beach.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra G. Hill; three grandchildren, Paris Hill-Castillo and her husband, Michael, Chris and Jacob Gainus; two great-grandchildren, Sophia Rose Castillo and Lucianna Grace Castillo; a niece, Katherine Nuzzo; nephews, Anthony Sanseverino, Sr. and his wife, Michelle, Walter Tarnowski and his wife, Irene and Joe Collier and his wife, Deirdre; great-nieces, Jeanne Nuzzo and Frances Sanseverino; great-nephews, Anthony Sanseverino, Jr., Nicholas Sanseverino, Anthony Sanseverino, Jonathan Tarnowski and Joseph Nuzzo; and a great-great niece, Kathleen Nuzzo. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Gainus; a sister, Mary Tarnowski; and five brothers, Rocky, Joe, Mike, Fabio and Sally Sanseverino.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., January 30, 2016 at Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
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