, Port Arthur, Texas

January 4, 2013

Rosalie Truncale

The Port Arthur News

Frisco, Texas —    Rosalie Truncale, of Frisco, Texas, passed away January 1, 2013 at the age of 91.  She was born August 8, 1921, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Pelligrino and Mary (Lorena) Colletti.  On October 11, 1942, Rosalie married Pete Truncale, Jr., in Port Arthur.  She and her husband owned Bluebonnett Grocery Store in Port Arthur.  Rosalie was a member and served as secretary of the Italian Club in Port Arthur, the Altar Society of St. James Catholic Church in Port Arthur and the Bear With Me Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas.  She was also a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco, Texas.

   She is survived by her children, Peter Truncale, III and wife Renee of Garland, Texas, Dianne Truncale Long Casillo and husband Casey of Plano, Texas and Mary Jo Truncale of Little Elm, Texas; grandchildren, Ryan Long and wife Jennifer of Frisco, Texas, Megan Long Plese and husband Mark of Frisco, Texas, Brad Truncali and wife Amanda of McKinney, Texas and Christopher Truncale of Lovelady, Texas; step- grandchildren, Mike and Kristi Casillo of Edmond, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Keely, Cora, Alex, Bailey, Campbell, Rylee, Eli and Jayden.

   Rosalie is preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Angeline Quartaro.

   A Mass of Christian burial was held January 4, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco, Texas.  Interment will be  held 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2013, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway, Groves, Texas. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit