Rose M. Tote, 84, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Tote was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Sam and Ann (Yorio) Barber.
April 15, 1950, she married John J. Tote, who survives, of Punxsutawney. They were married 61 years.
She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America and the Ladiesâ€™ Rosary Altar Society.
Mrs. Tote sang in the choir for many years.Â
She enjoyed square dancing and polka. She was a graduate of S.S.C.D High School and was employed by Spear Carbon, Comet and Riverside bakery.
In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Richard Tote and wife Mary of Strattonville; two daughters, Marianne Thomas and husband James of Reedsville and Diana Loveric and husband William of Remsen, N.Y.; a sister, Rachel Starry and husband Doyle of Punxsutawney; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Janice Marie; and a brother, Pat Barber.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011, at Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Joseph Riccardo as celebrant.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.