Rose A Leonardis


Lifelong Ironbound resident. Proprietor of the Rose A. Leonardis Funeral Home after the death of her father in 1953. She graduated from embalming school in 1950. She ran the funeral home until she retired in 1999.

Active in many organizations including the Saint James Hospital Ladie’s Auxiliary, NJ Funeral Directors Association, St. Jame’s Parish Council, Portuguese Scholarship Foundation at Our Lady of Fatima Church, and the Independence Park Friday Club. There is a plaza named after her in the Ironbound at Lafayette and Jefferson.

She graduated St. James School and East Side High.


“Rose A Leonardis” Star Ledger Apr 11, 2012

“To the Rescue” Star Ledger Apr 3, 1995