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Rose Pinto Voss

Rose Pinto Voss, beloved wife of the late Donald J. Voss, of Rowley,  passed away October 22, 2022 at the age of 90.  Rose was born in New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of the late Frances (Conforte) Pinto.

Rose led a life of caring for and helping her family and friends, all of whom she loved dearly.  In her younger years, she was very active in the West Haven Junior Women’s Club and Federal Women’s Club as an officer.  She organized many fundraising events including fashion shows to benefit the American Heart Association.  Rose was an expert seamstress and made many clothes and outfits for her family.  She also enjoyed oil painting and crafting.  

Rose was employed for several years at the Veteran’s Hospital in West Haven and later as a medical assistant/secretary in a local physician’s office.  However, her greatest “work” accomplishment was building her West Haven home with Donald. 

Rose is survived by her only child, Jacqueline Voss Lees and son in law Paul L. Lees of Rowley; her three cherished grandchildren, Olivia Rose Lees of San Diego, CA, Rachel Anne Lees and Paul Leonard “PJ” Lees both of Rowley; a sister, Carmela Gambardella of West Haven, CT and many nephews and nieces. Rose was  predeceased by her brother Nicholas Pinto, Anthony Pinto, twin sisters Rita (Rachel Anne) Carsone and Jean Apuzzo, and Frances Conrad.

 A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am Friday, October 28, 2022 at  St. Louis Church, 89 Bull Hill Lane West Haven, CT. Interment will follow in the All Saints Cemetery, New Haven, CT.   Family and friends are cordially welcomed.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home in Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in her name to the to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org or 1800 822 6344.


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