Rose Tenpenny, 87, of Iselin NJ for 57 years has gone to Heaven’s Gate surrounded by her loved ones on Dec. 14, 2019.
Rose was born July 19, 1932 to Agustin and Maria Rosario in Bayonne NJ. Rose was predeceased by her brother Agustin ”Jay” Rosario Jr. and her husband William Tenpenny.
Rose is survived by her four children, Wendy Witkowski and her husband Walter “Yonnie”, William Tenpenny and his wife Marianne, Doreen Kurtz and her husband Rob and Dennis Tenpenny. She is also survived by eight grandsons, Eric Witkowski, Dr. William Tenpenny and his wife Dr. Diana Bacal, Adam Witkowski, Nicholas “Nicky” Tenpenny, Vincent “Vinnie” Tenpenny, Brandon Tenpenny, Joseph “Joey” Tenpenny and Michael “Mikey” Tenpenny.
A consummate mother, grandmother and homemaker, Rosie was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. Nothing was more important to Rosie than her family. Rosie was a friend to all who knew her. Everyone loved Rosie for her wonderful sense of humor. You could always find Rosie singing and dancing; music was her favorite pastime. Rosie was beloved by her children and especially her grandchildren.
A memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 2-4 pm with a service at 4 pm at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 1225 Green St. & Cooper Ave, Iselin.