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Rosalie C. Pulda

October 30, 1930 - September 7, 2022
Racine, WI



Monday, September 12, 2022
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM CDT
St. Edward Catholic Church
1401 Grove Avenue
Racine, WI 53405


Tuesday, September 13, 2022
12:00 PM CDT
St. Edward Catholic Church
1401 Grove Avenue
Racine, WI 53405

Life Story / Obituary


Rosalie C Pulda, 91, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, went to be with the Lord, September 7th, 2022.

Rose was born in Racine on October 30,1930, daughter of the late Gregorio and Catherine (nee: DeRose) Bencriscutto. She attended school at Sacred Heart and Horlick High School. On July 5th, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Raymond S. Pulda who preceded her in death on February 1st, 2015.

Rose was a woman of great faith and strong prayer. She was a devoted wife and mother, raising five children. She enjoyed and supported her children in all their endeavors, especially their athletic activities.

Rose loved her big Italian family and heritage. She was an active member of the Vittoria Colonna at Roma Lodge, where she volunteered at many of their festivals. Rosie loved shopping, golfing, bowling, playing cards, puzzles, bingo, and various crafts.

Rose enjoyed the time she spent living in Mesa, Arizona, making wonderful friends and memories. In 2018, she returned to Racine, residing at St. Monica’s Senior Living Community, where she spent her remaining years surrounded by loving family which included 13 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Rose is survived by her children and grandchildren: Jeff (Debbie) Pulda of Racine, Brian, Cori (Nate) Wiedrich, and Amy (Steve) Tajnai; Tom (Peggy) Pulda of Racine, Greg (Amanda), Kristen (Jared) Pedersen, Brittany (T.J.) Bodnar, Alissa (Mike) Bergmann, Josh (McKenna); JoAnn (Dan) Huck of Delafield, Mary (Jon) Palmer, Steve (Laura), Anna (Nate) Smudde; Corine (Dean) Lucich of Reno, Nevada, Matt (Andrea), Ciera; Mary (Anne Boettcher) Pulda of Tucson, Arizona; 27 great grandchildren, sister Toni Nilo of Ohio and sister-in-law Adeline Bencriscutto of Racine, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Rose is preceded in death by her brothers: Santo (Mary), Vince (Jane), Louis, Mike (Martha), Fred (Irene), Frank (Jean) Bencriscutto; sisters, Irene (Herman) Porcaro, Esther (Dante) Renzoni, and brother-in-law Ernie Nilo.

Rose will be remembered for her loving, caring, and generous nature. We will always remember her smile, laughter, fun-loving and witty personality.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 13th at 12 noon at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Avenue, Racine. Friends and relatives may meet with the family on Monday, September 12th at Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home, 803 Main Street, Racine from 4pm until 7pm (Vittoria Colonna Service 6:00 pm), and Tuesday at the church from 11 until 11:45 am..

The Pulda Family extends their sincere gratitude to all those at St. Monica's who showed our Rosie compassion, care, joy, and love.