Rose S. Toth, 97, Massena
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:38 pm

MASSENA -- Rose S. Toth, age 97, passed away peacefully at the Highland Nursing Home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.

Rose was born on December 14, 1919, in Massena, to the late Stephen and Margaret Bregg Stucz.

She was a 1937 graduate of Norwood High School.

She married Joseph John Toth on August 9, 1941, at the Church of the Visitation in Norfolk, NY with the Rev. A.J. Farrell officiating. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 1965.

Rose was a member of the Sacred Heart League and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.

She loved music and the arts, playing bridge and pinochle, crocheting, knitting, cooking, gardening, and canning.

It truly breaks our hearts to have to say that our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend went home to be with the glorious Risen Lord. She is finally pain-free and at peace. She was an amazing woman, the matriarch of our family.

Rose is survived by her five children, Sharron and the late Richard Gaebel, Joseph and Kathryn (Wilkins) Toth, Linda and Daniel Case, James and Joan (Durham) Toth, and Dianna and David Alfano; twenty grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Olga Francia and Julia White; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four sisters, an infant at birth, Helen Stucz, Margaret Huczel and Mary Sabo.

Calling hours for Rose will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Phillips Memorial Home, Massena.

There will be a K of C Auxiliary Prayer Service beginning at 7 p.m. followed by the Sacred Heart League Prayer Service at 7:15 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Mark R. Reilly officiating.

Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Rose's name can be made to St. Mary's/St. Joseph's Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 609, Massena, NY, 13662, the St. Vincent de Paul Society 128 Main St. Massena, NY 13662 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Memories and online condolences may be shared with Rose's family at

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.