Rose M. Dudnelly of Hartland, formerly of Buffalo, passed away at her home on April 18, 2020. She was born May 8, 1924 in Buffalo to the late Felice and Theresa (Merola) Viggiano.
Rose loved animals of all shapes and sizes, especially cats and enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Dudnelly was very proud that she worked as a riveter for Bell Aircraft during WWII. She enjoyed being very active during her youth and she always had a fiery personality tempered with kindness and humor.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Cecil James Dudnelly in 2008, siblings, Jenny Pegnia, Mary Gargiulio, Sue Parisi, Joseph Viggiano, and Ann Teti.
Rose is survived by her children, Arlene Dudnelly, James (Glenda) Dudnelly, Joan (Michael) Kozlowski, Juliette Merrolla, grandchildren, Carin (Scott) Tauriello, Kevin (Jillian) Kozlowski, Kyle Kozlowski, Cristin Kozlowski, James Dudnelly, Jr., great-grandchildren, Orrin Tauriello, Adelaide Tauriello, Camille Tauriello, Elodie Kozlowski, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Rose will be laid to rest with her husband Cecil at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA.
Memorial contributions in Rose’s name may be made to Operation Pets 3443 South Park Ave. Buffalo, NY 14219.
Rose’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home 4521 Main St. Gasport, NY 14067.
We invite you to contact us at any time if you have questions, comments or concerns. We are happy to assist you in anyway we can and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Through meaningful memorialization – that is, taking time to reflect on the unique life of a loved one and remember the difference they made – families and friends take an important step in the journey toward healing after death.
The death of a family member is a very difficult time in anyone's life. These articles will help you understand the grief you are feeling when someone in your family has died, and how you can honor the life of your departed family member.