June 25, 1959 ~ June 29, 2019

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Rosemarie Carmen Tengeres Storto, 60, of Asheville, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the CarePartners Solace Center.

A native of Rochester, Rosemarie was a daughter of the late Michael and Rose Calabro Tengeres. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Arlene.

The youngest of four children, Rosemarie graduated from East Rochester High School in 1977. She went on to get her associate degree from Monroe Community College. Rosemarie and Ron were married in 1984. His work took them to New England and New Jersey, where both Elia and Julia were born. The family then moved to Columbus, Ohio and finally to Asheville.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ron; two daughters, Elia and Julia; granddaughter, Ava Rose; one sister, Patricia; one brother, John and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.

Rosemarie brought a unique self-less, beautiful soul. She was an inspiration to all, kind, funny and will always be remembered as an amazing wife, mother and friend. If you met Rosemarie, your life was forever changed!

She worked as an agent for Asheville Realty Group for more than seven years. She enjoyed community engagement with ABCCM, Eblen Charities, Red Apron at the Skyland Methodist Church Welcome Table, St Vincent DePaul and Cancer Care of WNC. She always put others first and working within the community satisfied her servant heart.

She cherished travel, hiking, bargain hunting, being a foodie, gardening, bird watching, reading and spending precious moments with her AVA.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 6 at the Basilica of St. Lawrence, DM. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:00 PM on Saturday at the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. Her family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday, July 5 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that memorial donations be made to Cancer Care of WNC, PA (PO Box 695, Asheville, NC 28802).


Funeral Mass: July 6, 2019 10:00 am

Basilica of St. Lawrence DM
97 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801


Celebration of Life: July 6, 2019 6:00 pm

Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park
43 Town Square Boulevard
Asheville, NC 28803


Visitation: July 5, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


Room: Chapel

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Rosemarie, what a light and a heart of love she had. To Ron, Elia, Julia, Ava Rose, and all who loved her, I send you my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I am so sorry for your loss.

    • Mila Roze nemam dovolno zborovi sto bi te opisala.Bogastvo e da te poznava covek tebe I tvojata familija.Bidi vo rajska gradina zatoa sto ti toa go zasluzuvas.Bidite hrabri mili moi.

  2. Ron, I am sad for your loss and praying for God’s peace and comfort for your family.
    Thinking of you, Travis Tatham

  3. RoseMarie was the most beautiful person inside and out. She touched all of us with her love, kindness and joy! My prayers are with her precious family!

  4. It took our breath away and broke our hearts to hear the news of Rosemarie’s passing. Words can’t appropriately describe how so many of us will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron, the girls and Rosemarie’s extended family. Alfred, Judy and Cassidy White

  5. Rosemarie was such a kind and beautiful soul. She will be deeply missed. Many prayers for His unfailing comfort and peace.

  6. May God hold all your hands tight as you travel this difficult path. It’s all about survival initially but the secret and whatRo would want is not for you to survive but to live. So be patient with yourself on this journey and know that the pain eases in time but the memories only grow stronger

  7. Julia,

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You are a strong and capable woman and I am honored to have met you this year. I know that you will continue to live your life in a way that honors your mother’s memory. I hope you find peace in your memories of her and that God keeps you in his sight during your time of need.

    Sam Rogers

  8. Rosemarie was such a lovely, fun, friendly and energetic person. Our hearts go out to you, Ron, Elia, Julia and little Ava. We are very sorry for this tremendous loss.

  9. Dearest Ron, Julia and Elia. My deepest sympathies to all of you and Ro’s Family. I was so shocked to see she had passed. I wish I had more time years ago to have gotten to know her. Sounds like she gave so much to so many. I am sincerely sorry for your los Ron. God bless

  10. Ron and family, my deepest sympathies on your loss. While I had never met Rosemarie, reading the newspaper this morning makes me wish that I had. She must have been an awesome lady. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  11. I am so very sorry to hear of Rosemarie passing. We were NJ neighbors for a short time before she and Ron moved out of state. I will remember how she taught me to garage sale shop like a pro, take backroads I never knew existed and smile always. She loved her girls with every fiber of her being.
    I will never forget her. May she RIP and may God bless her family always.

  12. Ron,
    My deepest sympathies on your loss. I did not know her well, but the few times I met her she was always gracious and kind. I recall at Herb’s wedding we had a sweet conversation about our hats. Know I am holding you and your family in a space of prayer, equanimity and peace.

  13. Peace be with you my friend. You will be so missed, but your smile and contagious personality lives on in your family. I have such wonderful memories of you – always so positive and kind and loving.

  14. To Ro s’ family, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful Ro. Many many years ago I was so honored when she asked me to be her sponsor. It meant the world to me and still does. I just wish we didn’t lose touch as the years sped by. I loved her dearly and am sending my love and prayers for strength to Ron, and her 2 daughters and granddaughter to know that your wife/and mom will be living in your hearts forever. God bless you all.

  15. Ron and family, we extend our sincere sympathy and prayers at this difficult time.
    She was a beautiful person inside and out.
    We were neighbors in East Rochester and I remember when she was born.
    She was my niece Rita’s best friend for 55yrs. She will be misses by so many.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Our love and prayers to you all.
    Adina and Sam lopez

  16. To Ron and family, Rosemarie was such a gentle loving sole. We are so glad we could catch up one last time in FL. She will be missed by all.

  17. What an honour to have been part of such a beautiful and loving family. We are praying and thinking of all of you. May those fond memories bring strength and joy to all of you! I shall always remember her beautiful heart and lovely smile!!

    With love


  18. Dear Ron and family,
    May you be filled with beautiful memories and may you be blessed with peace and understanding.
    A wonderful person has left us with awesome memories to cherish. We are thankful that Rosemarie crossed our path.

  19. Dear Ron, Julia & Elia – Rosemarie (“Ro”) was indeed a remarkable woman, who set herself apart from many others in that she had that special, caring attitude that brought people together. Her smile and delightful demeaner brightened up our world whenever we had the wonderful opportunity to be around her. We know she is close to God now, but we will sure miss her being close to us. Love, Herb & Rick

  20. My condolences to Ron and the family of Ro. I worked with Ro at American Packaging and loved every minute with her, she was a joy to be around. Heaven has gained another angel. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  21. Ron,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. May you hold close to your heart the memories Rosemarie would want you to cherish.
    With sympathy and kind regards, Mark

  22. Rosemarie came to my Yoga classes at Southeastern Fitness for many years (2000 – 2008), and she continued to come during the original diagnosis, surgeries, and treatment. She was such an inspiration! Her strength, courage, and loving heart brought a luminous presence to the group. She brightened many lives, including my own, and her zest for life in all its forms will linger in my memory for years to come. May your grief over the loss of this precious lady soon be replaced with beautiful memories that bring you to a place of peace. Bless…Donna Pratt

  23. Rosemarie receive her angel wings so happy for her. Very sorry for her family, beautiful woman.
    Rosemarie visiting her mother in a nursing home in Rochester. So thoughtful and so kind with the staff and especially to me. I was the nurse that wing and her mother was so happy to see her. She saw her mother often
    even though out of state. I will always her kindness. God bless her family.

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