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Rosemary Barbieri, 1946-2021

Rosemary P. Barbieri, 74, of Lake Wales went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at her home.

She was born December 30, 1946 in Bronx, NY to the late Louis and Marie Perone; she moved to Lake Wales from Connecticut 17 years ago. Rosemary was a retired real estate agent and was a member of Winter Haven Worship Center. She had a servant's heart and loved to share her faith. She had a jovial spirit and was excited about life.

Rosemary is survived by her husband of 55 years, Edmund J. Barbieri, Sr. of Lake Wales; sons, Edmund "Jay" Barbieri, Jr. and wife Tiffany of Wallingford, CT, and Michael Barbieri and wife Karen of Orlando; brother, Louis J. Perone, Jr. and wife Sharon of Wallingford, CT; and grandchildren, Christopher, Alecia, and Adriana.

A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at noon on Monday, Aug. 2 at Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with Pastor Murphy Handly officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor can be made to the Winter Haven Worship Center ( or to Life Choice Pregnancy Center (


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