Dr. Rose E. Cerroni, 81, of Weirton, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Laurels of Steubenville, OH. She was born March 29, 1930 in Weirton, the daughter of the late Lawrence Joseph and Elizabeth (Cardell) Cerroni. Rose was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Dr. Lawrence Cerroni and Dr. Nicholas Joseph Cerroni. Rose earned her doctorate degree in Cellular Physiology from Vanderbilt University and studied abroad. She retired from the Franciscan University of Steubenville where she taught science for many years. She was a Professor to undergraduates as well as those seeking Doctorates. She was a parishioner of Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Weirton, a member of the Catholic Daughters Society and the Tri-Delta Sorority, a board member of the YWCA, enjoyed helping others, and was a big fan of the opera. Rose is survived by her two nephews, Mark Cerroni, and Christopher Cerroni and his wife Kristie and their two sons, Chayton and Jared. Friends will be received Sunday 2-6PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10AM Monday at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Augustine as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton. Memorial contributions may be made to the YWCA food bank.

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  1. My deepest condolences to Dr. Cerroni’s family. She taught me biology at the College and was a friend of my family’s for decades. May her soul rest in piece. Eileen Kelly

  2. God bless you Dr. Cerroni, You taught us so much more than biology. Your love for life and knowledge will live for many generations.

  3. Rose was my best friend in college, at the old College of Steubenville. She was a part of my family as if she were born to my parents. Many times during our college days I stayed at her home and knew her parents and brothers well. She visited with my Mother even after I moved away. We all loved Rose. I have so many happy memories of her over the years. We never lost touch with each other. I loved her dearly, and admired the fine person that she was. God Bless Rose Cerroni, my dear,dear friend. Nettie Mantica Grant

  4. We wish the Cerroni family our deepest sympathies on the loss of Dr Cerroni. She was a wonderful role model and taught me and many others a wealth of knowledge that prepared us for careers in medicine. Thank you Dr Cerroni for your unfailing dedication to your students and Franciscan University. God Bless, the Berman family.

  5. Rose was my best friend in college. She was like a part of my family. We all loved Rose. I have so many happy memories of her over the years. We never lost touch with each other. I loved her dearly, & admired the fine person that she was. God Bless Rose Cerroni, my dear, dear friend.

  6. I wish Dr. Cerroni’s family much sympathy. She was my professor at both Fransican and WV Northern. I will never forget her quirky little ways that made her so unique. Barbara Dunfee DeFebbo

  7. Dr. Cerroni was a wonderfully spirited and energetic professor that cared greatly for each of her students and taught us all the value of the sciences as well as love for life and one another. The Franciscan University of Steubenville family is forever in the debt of this iconic woman. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. – The Lenneman Family

  8. My deepest sympathies go to the family of Dr. Rose Cerroni. She was a mentor who taught me much more about being a scientist than just the science. Her forceful spirit inspired her students to achieve their best. I will miss her.

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