Rose M. Iampieri, a homemaker and former registered nurse, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The longtime Ellicott City resident was 90.
Rose Marie Weber was born and raised in East Baltimore. She was the daughter of John M. Weber, a mortician who established the John M. Weber Funeral Home on South Chester Street in the 1930s. The establishment is now the David J. Weber Funeral Home, said a son, William J. Iampieri of Ellicott City.
Mrs. Iampieri was a 1935 graduate of Seton High School and graduated two years later from St. Agnes Hospital nursing school. She nursed at the hospital for several years until marrying William S. Iampieri in 1939.
During the 1960s, Mrs. Iampieri worked as the school nurse at Archbishop Keough High School and also did private-duty nursing.
The couple lived in Walbrook and Catonsville before moving to Ellicott City in 1970. Mr. Iampieri, who owned Westway Liquors in Catonsville, died in 1994.
Mrs. Iampieri had been a resident of Heartlands in Ellicott City, a retirement community, since 2004. She also was an active member of Catholic Daughters, Sons of Italy of Ellicott City and the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Agnes Hospital.
She was a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, 3175 Paulskirk Drive, Ellicott City, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today.
Also surviving are three other sons, Thomas J. Iampieri and James F. Iampieri, both of Ellicott City, and John S. Iampieri of Catonsville; three daughters, Rose Marie Steer of Catonsville, Mary Sunell of Owings Mills and Jean Quattlebaum of Ellicott City; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.