Rosemary Desiderioscioli Buono, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on November 29, 2023. She was 93.

Mrs. Buono was born on November 12, 1930 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania to the late Giuseppe and Caravita (Diprinzio) Desiderioscioli. She was a fun and loving mother who was kind and generous to everyone she met. She hosted big Italian dinners where everyone was welcome. She worked at Norcross Greeting Card Company, Union Carbide, Moore Business Forms, Tradiovision, Army Quartermaster, Catholic Charities, Beth Abraham Hospital, Esquire Magazine and St. Clare’s Rectory.

She is pre-deceased by her husband of 59 years, Anthony Buono who passed away in July 2021. She is survived by her four children: John Buono, Ann Buono, Joseph Buono and Cara Buono; her daughter-in-law Mabel Perez; her son-in-law Peter Thum; her granddaughter, Esmé Thum; and her younger sister, Stella Pingerra.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10am at St. Clare’s Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Boulevard, Calverton.



  1. Clio Federici on November 30, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Mrs. Buono was the kindest and most welcoming person who always had a smile and a song for anyone dropping by! Her beauty was unsurpassed both inside and out; she will be greatly missed.

  2. JoAnna (Santucci) McCarrison on December 1, 2023 at 10:02 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of cousin Rosie. I am the granddaughter of Giuseppi (Joseph) DiPrinzio from Pittsburgh. The last time I saw Rosie was when she & Stella came to Pittsburgh for my Aunt Gerry’s (DiPrinzio Cabrera) wedding. We had a wonderful time reminiscing about the good ole days. I extend my deepest sympathies to the family.

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