It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful wife and mother, Rosalee (Martellini) Niceforo. She was the loving wife of Dr. John Niceforo, MD and they were blessed to have shared fifty-eight beautiful years of marriage together. Besides her loving husband she was the beloved mother of Jennifer Niceforo and Dr. John Niceforo, Jr., MD and his wife, Janet, and the cherished grandmother to Adrian and Michaella. Rosalee was the daughter of the late Carmen and Anna Martellini. She is survived by her dear brother and sister, Colonel Carmen Martellini and Lillian Martellini. She also leaves several wonderful nieces, nephews and close friends.
Rosalee was educated in the Lawrence school system and was a graduate of McIntosh Business School. She worked as an executive assistant at Western Electric.
She enjoyed tennis, golf, and spending time with friends. She loved to travel, especially to Disney World with her grandchildren. Later in life, she found great joy and happiness being outside tending to her gardens, surrounded by the beauty of nature. She was also passionate about supporting many animal and wildlife organizations.
Rosalee lived life to the fullest, always with a smile and a sparkle in her eyes. She was beloved by all of her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosalee's memory may be made to Cure PSP at www.curepsp.org or the Northeast Animal Shelter, in Salem, MA at www.northeastanimalshelter.org.
At the request of her family, all services were private.