Rosemarie A. Diliberto, 1925 – 2018

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Rosemarie A. Diliberto passed away May 12, 2018 at the Springfield Health & Rehab. Center in Springfield, Vt. She was born June 6, 1925 in Dresden, Germany, the daughter of Werner Otto Siegfreid Grahsof and Gertrude (Tuerk) Grashof.

Rosie came from Dresden, Germany to the USA in 1955 after surviving World War II. Rosie went to college in Germany to be a teacher. She arrived in New York City. She got married to Armand Diliberto and lived on Long Island until 1972. She was a kindergarten teacher in Long Island, taught high school, and was a substitute teacher in Vermont. Rosie was an expert in gardening, cooking, arts and crafts, and flower arrangements.

She has lived in Sarasota, Fla. for many years. She taught arts and craft classes at Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Fla. Rosie was a very outgoing person who would get things done. She had so many friends and was very popular where ever she went.

She loved her farm in Vermont, and she loved Sarasota, Fla. She was very athletic and loved to swim in the Gulf of Mexico on her favorite beach, Siesta Key, in Sarasota.

She has two sons Peter Diliberto and Thomas Diliberto from Rockingham, Vt. She has one younger sister, Ini Arff, and other relatives in Germany.

She was predeceased by her husband, Armand Diliberto, in 2009, and also by her brothers Nickolaus and Werner Grashof from Germany.

Rosie loved the USA and flew the American Flag. There will be a celebration of her full-lived life at 2 p.m. July 8, 2018 at her home on 101 Parker Hill Rd., Rockingham, Vt.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield assisted with arrangements.

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