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Rose N. DeJoy


Rose N. DeJoy (born Rose Masi), 75 of Wayne, NJ died on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Rose was raised in Brooklyn, NY and lived in West Hempstead, Long Island, NY before moving to W. Orange, NJ in 1985 and then eventually settled in Wayne, NJ in 1999.

Rose was a free-spirited, confident, and boldly assertive woman who “told it like it is.” She was “hilariously politically incorrect” with a distinctively loud laugh that was unforgettable, with a charisma that endeared her to many. As a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, Rose enjoyed roller skating with her sister Angela, playing stoop ball with the neighborhood kids, and visiting their local library. She also made countless visits to Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, and even a few trips to Playland Park in Rye. She met her husband, Frank P. DeJoy, at Nays Restaurant on Pitkin Ave in Brooklyn, NY, and the two fell in love. Rose and Frank were married on October 27, 1962, and they enjoyed a honeymoon in the Poconos. Rose and Frank had three sons and eventually settled in W. Hempstead, NY in Long Island to raise their family, circa 1974. In 1985, the family moved to W. Orange, NJ and later to Wayne, NJ in 1999.

Rose was a devoted wife to her beloved Frank, and she was also a wonderful and loving mother to her boys Frank, Victor, and Philip. She was very protective and instilled in her sons a bold confidence similar to her own. She encouraged them in all things, including sports and many other activities. She was always there for them. Of course, her sons also recall how fond she was of her husband Frank and how the two of them complimented each other so perfectly. Rose and Frank were dedicated to each other in such a wonderful way, and when Frank passed away in 2004, it was as if a piece of Rose went along with him; she was never quite the same. Rose was very strong, however, and pulled herself together, focusing all of her love on her sons and grandchildren in the years since. Rose was simply a “family person, ” and her love for each of them poured freely.

Rose is survived by her dear three sons; Frank J DeJoy and his girlfriend Minh N. Hong of San Diego, California, Philip M. DeJoy of Jersey City, NJ, and Victor P. DeJoy Sr. of Wayne, NJ, her grandchildren; Leilah, Ava, Sophia, Kristina, Nicholas, and Victor, Jr., her sister; Angela Guiliano and her husband Angelo of Franklin Square, NY, Long Island, and her brother; Philip Masi and his wife Louise of Valley Stream, NY, Long Island. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank in 2004.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Friday, July 14, 2017, from 5-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from the funeral home, then to Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, Wayne, where at 10 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society, NJ Chapter, 20 Mercer Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601.

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Frank, Vic, Phil, My heart goes out to you for your loss of Rose. May she rest in peace with Hank. Love always, Helen

Michael Goedel

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