Mrs. Codogni was born in Wilmington on June 26, 1922, daughter of Giulio and Mary (Uboldi) Andognini. She attended school in Monroe Bridge, MA, and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1939. Rose lived in Monroe Bridge from 1927 until 1945, when she moved to Readsboro.
Mrs. Codogni worked for Deerfield Specialty Papers from 1939 until enlisting with the US Navy WAVES on June 15, 1943. She trained at Hunter College in New York City and Oklahoma A & M College in Stillwater, OK. She served as a war secretary at the Bureau of Ships in Washington, DC, until her discharge in December of 1945.
Following the war, Mrs. Codogni returned to work at Deerfield Specialty Papers until her retirement on August 1, 1983.
She was a communicant of St. Joachim’s Church in Readsboro and was a member of the Readsboro American Legion Post #29. Mrs. Codogni enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing and crocheting.
She was the widow of Robert Alesti Codogni who died on February 9, 2012. They were married on November 22, 1945.
Survivors include two daughters Kathleen Whitney, and her husband James, of North Adams, MA, and Diane Reeves, of Adams, MA.
She also leaves three grandchildren, Elizabeth Reynolds, Christopher Whitney, and Christine Reeves Miller; three great-grandchildren including William Reynolds, Sarah Reynolds, and Connor Miller; one brother G. Carl Andognini, of Scottsdale, AZ; and nieces and nephews. Two sisters are deceased including Olga Simonetti and Mary Creek.
A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Rose Codogni will be celebrated Saturday, June 1, at 11 am, at St. Joachim’s Church. Burial will follow in Village Cemetery.
There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Readsboro American Legion in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapel, 74 Marshall Street. North Adams, MA 01247.
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