Rose Snow, of Hamden formerly of Woodbridge, passed away at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford on September 24 after a long illness. She was born Rose Katherine Addisio on June 1st, 1927 in Woodbridge, Connecticut. She is survived by her husband, Harold Snow, son Robert Snow, sister Annie Addisio, brother Michael Addisio, as well as several nieces and nephews. Rose was truly in a league of her own, playing professional baseball during World War II. She fell in love with returning veteran Harold Snow and the two were married on Thanksgiving day in 1948. A lifelong resident of the New Haven area, as a young woman Rose worked for two local institutions – Shartenberg’s Department Store and Roessler’s Hot Dogs. She then spent most of her working life as a manager in the hospitality industry. Over the years, through her work, she made many friends from all walks of life. Rose was an energetic person who enjoyed cooking, musical theater, and travel. An avid Yale football fan and supporter, she entertained and cooked elaborate meals for generations of players and their families in her home.
The funeral will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a contribution be made in Rose’s name to a favorite charity or to Connecticut Hospice. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, has been entrusted with the arrangements.