Rosalia “Sue” LaBella

Rosalia “Sue” LaBella

Madison – Rosalia “Sue” LaBella, Nov. 5, 1917 – Nov. 12, 2017

Rosalia “Sue” LaBella, age 100, left this world and all the people whose lives she touched on November 12, 2017.

She was born to Giovanni and Lucia (Raimondo) Greco on November 5, 1917. Sue lived in Madison all her life in the midst of her family and friends. She graduated from Central High School where she was a proud member of The National Honor Society. She was selected, along with Carl LaBella, to ride a float as king and queen in the Columbus Day parade. They started dating, fell in love, and were married on June 25,1938.

They were soul mates who loved each other for 47 years until Carl’s death in 1985. Sue never stopped loving and missing Carl. After his death, she got her driver’s license, bought a car and continued to be an active woman who enjoyed cards, travel, friends and family. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sue was sweet, kind, and hospitable to the very end. She was a wonderful example of love to all who knew her.

Sue will be greatly missed by her children; Angela (James) Romig, Joseph (Elizabeth) LaBella, John (Patricia) LaBella, and Carl (Susan) LaBella; her grandchildren Teri (Jim), Jake (Ashlee), Andy, Seth (Katie), Dominic (Daniella), Patrick (Laine), Sarah, Michael, Amy (Kurt), Jessi, Beth and Christopher; her great-grandchildren Michael, Jessica, Anna (Patrick), AJ, Bella, Carter, Cooper, Ryan, Adeline, Lucas and Madeleine, and great-great grandchild, Nora.

She will also be missed by her extended family and friends especially her sister-cousins,
Teresa Brausen, Vi (Vic) Martinelli, Mary Ann Manderino (goddaughter) and her sisters-in-law Josephine (late Ernest) LaBella and Evelyn (late Joe) LaBella, her goddaughter Antoinette Rose and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Heritage Senior Living and the staff of Agrace Hospice Care for the loving care they gave to Sue.

In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation to The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of WI, 536 7th St, Menasha, WI 54952 or to the American Cancer Society, 8317 Elderberry Road, Madison, WI 53717.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 15th at Cress Funeral Home at 3610 Speedway Road in Madison, Wisconsin. Visitation will be at 9:30am with a Celebration of Life at Cress at 11:00am with Chaplain Steve Zwettler presiding. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery immediately after the Celebration, followed by a luncheon in the gathering space at Cress.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road, Madison