Velma I. Roselli, 81, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Velma I. Roselli, 81, of Howk Street, Watertown, passed away Oct. 20, 2022, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Born May 22, 1941, in the town of Alexandria, a daughter of Frank and Mabel (Robins) Waterson, she graduated from Watertown High School.

Velma was employed with Mercy Hospital between 1960 and 2006. She began her career in housekeeping, after working in the kitchen, then to medical records. She retired from Mercy as a secretary at the VA Clinic in the hospital.

On Oct. 4, 1983, she married Frank S. Roselli. Mr. Roselli died Oct. 1, 2013.

Surviving are a son, Richard P. Donato, Ft. Worth, TX; two daughters, Lisa M. Oats, and Ann M. Donato, both of Watertown; a grandchild, a step granddaughter, seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Patience, Syracuse.

Her first husband Paul Donato, seven sisters, a brother in infancy and a grandson, Shawn Donato, all died before her.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Glenwood Cemetery with Rev. Leon Schilling officiating.

Arrangements are with D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc.