Born Rose Figlia in Hornel, New York, Rose’s early life was spent enjoying her parents and her nine other siblings, while fulfilling the responsibilities that come from being part of a large family. Spending many hours helping her grandmother, she developed her faith and her pride in being Sicilian.\n\nSome years after moving with her family to San Jose CA., Rose met and then married George Dias in 1954. Married for 63 years, together they raised 5 children: Roseanne, Joseph, David, Helena and Concetta. Rose loved watching her family grow as the children married, adding spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren to the extended family.\n\nLater in life, Rose and George began working in a travel agency in San Francisco. Their part time jobs allowed them to travel extensively and often, traveling the world with George and meeting new people, making good friends and visiting family brought Rose joy and she loved sharing her experiences with everyone she met.\n\nIn the 1990’s, Rose and George moved to El Dorado Hills, where they enjoyed continuing to travel. They joined Holy Trinity Catholic Church near their home. Rose quickly began volunteer work. Her favorite volunteer jobs involved feeding people and/or decorating. She also served the poor and homeless through her work at the Upper Room well into her late eighties.\n\nWhen George’s failing health necessitated a relocation to Ponte Palmero, an assisted living community, Rose quickly sought out opportunities to serve. She served on the Resident Advisory Committee as a Building Ambassador and the “Unofficial Mayor”. Outspoken as she was, everyone knew her opinions about how to make the community (and the food) better.\n\nRose was a woman of strength. Throughout her life, Rose was a woman of a deep and abiding faith, a devoted wife, beloved mother and cherished grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her husband, celebrated life and adored her family. Rose was loved by so many as her good works spread comfort and love to all those she touched.