Rosalie Gigante

Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
1225 Montauk Hwy
West Islip, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Pinelawn Memorial Park
Pinelawn Road
Pinelawn, New York, United States

In lieu of flowers

Islip Breast Cancer Coalition


Rosalie Gigante age 71, of Islip, passed away on January 28, 2023, after her battle with breast cancer. Rosalie was born May 14, 1951 in Manhattan, NY to parents Peter and Sally Gigante. After completing grade school in 1969, she immediately started work with Verizon, then known as Bell Atlantic. She worked there from 1969 until her retirement in October of 2007. On the side during her Verizon career, she also worked at a small café in Little Italy in the late 80s/ early 90s. She met many famous people while serving in the café and it was always a fond memory of hers. She also attended the Ohashi school of medicine where she practiced many healing techniques. She graduated from there in 2006 and she continued participating and assisting in classes for many years after. She used her many gifts to help and heal so many people through reiki, shiatzu massage and all she learned at the Ohashi School. She was also an accomplished and talented artist. She was the person that was always there to lend an ear or advice, always there for all the important moments in life and always with a smile. No dinner celebration would be complete without her signature dishes of Greek spinach pie, Eggplant parmesan or Tabouleh. She loved to attend Broadway shows and concerts, loved to travel and experience new things and lean about different cultures. She was the best storyteller. She is survived by her partner Ralph Buono and family ; Ronnie Gigante, Anna Maria Gigante, Briana Wrightson, Brendon Wrightson, Ronnie Gigante Jr, Pandora Gigante, Mary Stark, Melissa Montgomery, Ryan Montgomery , Cassie Montgomery and Ryan John Montgomery. Services to be held at The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Hwy., West Islip on Thursday, February 2nd from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with final service at Pinelawn Memorial Park Friday, February 3rd at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may also be made to The Islip Breast Cancer Coalition
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