Rose Nancy LaVey

1931 ~ 2022

Rose Nancy LaVey passed away peacefully, at home on September 18th, 2022. She was 91 years old.

Rose was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 7th, 1931, to Joseph and Narda Caminiti. She was the youngest of a combined family of nine children including six half-brothers and two half-sisters. Her proud Sicillian heritage was expressed most strongly in her love for sharing a good meal surrounded by family in a loud, loving atmosphere. Rose was a loving wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was affectionately called “Little Aunt Rose” and “Mommom” by many in her extended family.

She married James LaVey on August 12th, 1950, at Our Lady of The Angels Catholic Church in Chicago. After the birth of their three children, the family moved to Timonium, Maryland. Rose lost her beloved Jim in 2012 after 62 years of marriage. Their marriage was a beautiful and inspirational partnership filled with dancing, traveling, and hosting elegant parties.

Rose moved to Utah in 2015 to be closer to family. Although she was sad to leave a lifetime of friendships in Maryland, her vivacious personality allowed her to make many new friends with the residents and staff at Sagewood Senior Living in South Jordan. She especially loved playing bingo and bridge with her friends. She was a devout Catholic all of her life and was most recently privileged to be a member of the loving community at St. Andrews Parish in Riverton.

Rose was a passionate, resilient, and lively woman who loved beautiful things. She loved to dress beautifully, she loved beautiful jewelry, she loved to put on makeup and have her nails done, and she loved her curated curio cabinets full of treasures. Her home was immaculate and always full of joy, laughter, and great food!

Rose is survived by her son Richard LaVey, daughter-in-law Daryl LaVey, son-in-law Marcus Wathen, grandchildren Shane (Alicia) LaVey, Rose (Kevin) Garside, Jessica (Benjamin) Mann, Ryan Wathen (Annie Wallin), and six great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Narda Caminiti, her husband James LaVey, her daughters Margaret (Bernard) Windsor, Bernadette Wathen, her grandson Ryan LaVey, her eight siblings, and many other dear relatives and friends.

She will be missed by those whom she leaves behind, and we recognize that there is a huge celebration of people she has been waiting to see and who have been waiting to see her for a very long time.

Services in Utah will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens on Wednesday, September 21st from 6-8 PM. A mass will be held in her honor at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Draper on Thursday, September 22nd at 11 AM.

Services & Funeral in Maryland are upcoming. Details will be available soon.

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