“This is a post that I’m not quite ready to write and one that I know is going to break so many hearts. That being said, it’s with a heavy heart that I must let the MANY friends, family and loved one’s of my Nanny know that Rose Tolfa Booher, 82 of Monaca left us this afternoon, Sunday, April 16, 2023 peacefully in her sleep. As I sit here searching for the right words to say, I realize that there really aren’t any. The way that my Nanny lived and loved during her time here with us speaks for itself. Anyone that’s had the pleasure of knowing her knows that she was truly unconditional love personified and that her kindness touched so many lives. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY left an interaction with her without feeling loved and seen. My Nanny lived her life with arms wide open and loved everyone, even when people were far less than loving towards her. A heart like hers deserved SO much more than this life has to offer us but she loved every minute of it anyways. She loved you all so much and I think I speak for everyone when I say that my Nanny is going to be missed in immeasurable ways. While none of us were ready for her to leave us yet, heaven gained the very best angel today and the love that she left behind will never ever be forgotten. ❤️😇
Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
Rose was a daughter of the late Leo and Mary (Pelino) Tolfa and was raised in West Aliquippa and later in Plan 11 along with her brother, Leo Jr. and sister, Julia. She was a graduate of Aliquippa High School.
Rose was united in marriage 62 years ago to John “Jack” Booher, Sr. From this union, were three children, John Booher, Jr., James Booher and Mary Jo Brack. Eleven grandchildren: Beth Ann (Freddie), John III, Samantha, Stas’, Tim, Nikki, Cassie, Nate, Ronnie, Bobby and Jacqui. Two great grandchildren, Kaelyn and Sophia.
She was a longtime member of St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca and for the past 18 years loved volunteering at Villa St Joseph, Baden. After her children were grown, Rose worked as a waitress at three different restaurants, all located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Monaca with the last and longest, being the White House Restaurant.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents. Leo and Mary Tolfa, her brother, Leo, Jr. and sister, Julia.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 20th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca where prayers will be offered on Friday at 9:30 am followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 am at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
The family has suggested memorial contributions be made, if desired to Sisters of St Joseph, 1020 W. State Street, Baden, PA, 15005.
To view online condolences, view her video tribute, add photos, please visit www.simpsonfuneralhome.com.