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Rose Marie Chappell

Rose Marie Chappell, 89, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at, Woodville Health and Rehab Center in Woodville, Texas.

Rose was born September 15, 1927, in Port Arthur, Texas to Sam and Mary Licatino and lived in Port Arthur, Texas until 2006 when she moved to Woodville, Texas to be near her daughters.

She graduated High School at Thomas Jefferson in Port Arthur, Texas in 1946.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Mary Licatino; husband, Cecil Leslie “Joe” Chappell; brothers, Vincent “Buster” Licatino, Daniel Licatino, and Samuel “Sam” Licatino; sisters, Mary Johnson and Antonette Noel; and son-in-law, John Bradley O’Banion.

She is survived by sisters, Jeanette Radford of Nederland, Tx., Josie Condon of Anderson, Indiana; brother, Donald Licatino of Port Acres, Tx.; her daughters, Florence Ann Strickland and husband Dave of Woodville, Texas, JoEllen McCabe and husband Patrick of Colmesneil, Texas and Rose Ann O’Banion of Woodville, Texas. Rose also leaves behind grandchildren, Les Strickland and wife Aimee of Mansfield, Tx., Angela Giarratano and husband Michael of Tyrone, Georgia, Jennifer Stewart and husband B.J. of League City, Tx., and Heather Scammon and husband Rick of San Antonio, and Kelly O’Banion of Anuhac, Tx; great-grandchildren, Casey Garcia, Morgan and Jacob Giarratano, Emma, Kyle and Sara Strickland, Ben and Dru Stewart, Micah and Madison Scammon and Christopher and Jonathan O’Banion; and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memories.

Rose was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxillary, Rudolph Lambert Post #7 in Port Arthur, Tx where she volunteered many hours and also served as president at one time. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Port Arthur, Tx until moving to Woodville, Tx and became a member of Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church of Woodville, Tx. There she became an active member of the Ladies Altar Society, Seniors Group, Rosary Group, and worked with the Easter Egg Project making the famous Sugar Eggs.

Rose loved dancing, cooking and sewing.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Society.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, January 6, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m., at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur, Texas. A Celebration of Rose’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.