Rosetta Tobia photo, cropped

Rosetta C. Tobia

May 1, 1942 - February 8, 2018 Kennett Square, PA | Age 75 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend

ROSETTA C. TOBIA, age 75, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully at her residence, under the loving care of her husband and hospice nurse, on Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was the wife of Dr. Louis A. Tobia, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage.

Born in Naples, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Ernesto Carcaise and the late Rosalie Mocherino Carcaise. Rosetta emigrated to America with her mother in 1947.

She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square, PA.

She was a receptionist /secretary at the Unionville Chadds Ford School District, retiring in 2008, after 28 years of service.

Rosetta was all about family and friends and will be deeply missed by all.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Sheri Ott and her husband Raymond of Dover, DE and Kathleen Carmody and her husband Brian of Chadds Ford, PA; five grandchildren, Connor Ott, Griffin Ott, Devon Ott and Identical twins Brady and Kirk Carmody and one sister, Edda Jackson and her son Kevin Jackson of Clairton, PA.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 8:00 to 10:30 on Thursday morning, February 15, 2018   at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street. Kennett Square, PA.  Her Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA. Burial will be held privately.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

In memory of Rosetta, a contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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February 15, 2018 8:00-10:30 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

February 15, 2018 11:00 St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA


February 15, 2018 Burial will be held privately.


  1. We are so sorry to hear of Rosetta’s passing. Her smile, her readiness to help, and her words of wisdom will be missed. Sending sincere condolences to her family.

    Dan and Cathy Cipollini | February 22, 2018 at 12:21 PM
  2. I am deeply saddened to learn of Rosetta’s passing. She was a dear friend and colleague who thoughtfully supported me during my initial years in the UCF school district. Her wit, sense of humor and infectious laugh were magnetic. She was a true professional – always available to lend a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on or some much needed levity. Rosetta provided me with some of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences in my early career for which I am eternally grateful. Her memory will continue to impact me and all she touched for years to come. My condolences to Lou, Sheri, Kathleen and the extended family.

    Dennis Nelms | February 15, 2018 at 5:07 PM
  3. I was so sorry to hear of Rosetta’s passing. I have so many good memories of the time we worked together. I remember some of the silliest things we’d laugh about. If a catalog came in the mail with swimsuits in it, she’s always pretended to be upset because they used her body with someone else’s head! Said she used to be long and leggy:) She used to send out hundreds of Christmas cards. I think she started addressing them at Halloween! And I will never eat another Peanut Chew without thinking of her. She knew I liked them and always kept them in her candy dish.
    I know her family has so many more happy memories and they will sustain you through this difficult time. My prayers to you and your family.

    Valerie Harlan | February 15, 2018 at 8:21 AM
  4. Dear Lou, Sheri, Kathleen and Family:
    We were so saddened to learn of Rosetta’s passing,
    We have many good thoughts and memories of our good neighbor
    throughout the years. We will miss her pleasant smile and warm personality. Rest In Peace Dear Rosetta. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

    Gene and Debra DiFilippo

    Debra DiFilippo | February 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM
  5. Nancy and I are saddened to hear of Rosetta’s passing. Please accept our condolences to you and your family. Janet Little and the rest of the Little family also send their condolences to you.

    Nancy and Larry Hall

    Larry & Nancy Hall | February 13, 2018 at 5:41 PM
  6. I am deeply saddened to learn of Rosetta’s passing. She served for a time as my secretary in the school district.
    We had many wonderful conversations over the years when I was a member of the UCF Administration.
    I always appreciated her devotion and adherence to confidentiality. And I will always remember her smile and warm demeanor.

    With sincere sympathy,

    Stephen Gring

    Stephen Gring | February 13, 2018 at 7:23 AM
  7. Toby and I have fond memories of our times spent together in Wildwood. We will remember Rosetta and the Tobia family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rich D'Auria | February 12, 2018 at 11:53 AM
  8. Rosetta was a spark of light and so full of love for her most precious family and friends. I’ll miss her quick wit; her wonderful laugh; that twinkling eyes and her friendship. I was truly blessed to have her in my life and her friendship was a treasure. Lou, you and the girls will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy Riley | February 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
  9. Very sorry for your loss…The Tobia family and Rosetta are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ed Schneider | February 9, 2018 at 5:50 PM

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