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Rose Summonte Wescott

June 29, 2022

Rose Wescott Obituary

          Rose S. Wescott, 90 of Oceanport, formally of Rumson, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 29th, 2022 at Riverview Medical Center. Rose was born in Long Branch, on October 29th, 1931 to John and Antoinette Summonte.

          Rose was educated in Long Branch, New Jersey and graduated Long Branch High School Class of 1949. She met the love of her life, William Wescott in 1954 and they married June 10th, 1956. She started her family in 1959 with her first child, Pamela Jean and her second child in 1962, Drew William. In August of 1998 Rose’s granddaughter Mackenzie was born, who became a great light in her life. They spent countless hours having tea parties, reading stories and playing dress up. Rose never missed an opportunity to attend her granddaughter’s soccer games, dance recitals and graduations.

          Rose proceeded to volunteer her time as President of the Rumson PTA, a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader for her two children. Once her children were grown, Rose worked at the Red Bank Public Library as the library assistant in the Children’s Room. As a devoted reader she ran the story time program, telling stories to children from ages 3-5 for 33 years, until January 2010 when she retired at the age of 79.

          Through the years Rose loved playing tennis, going to Sands Beach Club with her family, sailing in their Sanderling on the Shrewsbury River, downhill and cross-country skiing and horseback riding with her husband.

          Rose is predeceased by her husband, William in 2014, her brothers Emilio Summonte and Joseph Summonte, her sisters Gloria Micciulla and Dolores Rich. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Wescott-Arkenau and her husband Chris, her son Drew W. Wescott, her sister Patricia Maher and her granddaughter Mackenzie Arkenau.

         A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 9 at The Church of Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or Web: The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above. 

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Memorial Mass
July 9, 2022

10:00 AM
Church of the Nativity
180 Ridge Road


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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