Rose Hourican

Rose Hourican, 96, of Sun City Center passed away peacefully at her home on March 20th, 2022.

Born Rosalia Grace Cannizzaro in Brooklyn New York, she attended school there and graduated high school. Upon graduating high school, she attended college, where she studied fashion design and went on to become an excellent seamstress. After deciding that the social life associated with working in the fashion industry was not for her, she left college and went to work at Eastman Kodak for several years until her marriage to Thomas Hourican in 1964. At this point she became a full time homemaker and mother to Eileen and Joan, the two daughters born to them. She was active in church organizations and used her skill in sewing and arts & crafts to make items for fundraising events. Gardening was another of her favorite hobbies, as well as dancing and cooking.

Rose and Thomas lived in Long Island, New York until her husband Tom retired, at which point the family moved to Spring Hill, Florida. Several years after their daughters were out on their own, they moved to the Kings Point community in Sun City Center, where they enjoyed going to the many entertainment events and various outings that were sponsored there.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents Nicolo and Epifania Cannizzaro, her husband Thomas Hourican, and by her three brothers, Victor, Salvatore and Joseph Cannizzaro. She is survived by her daughters Eileen Klessens and Joan Hourican, and by her God-daughter Doreen Kinnick.

People who met Rose always remembered her and she will be missed by many.

There will be a funeral Mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center on Monday April 18th. The vestibule doors will be open at 9:45 AM and Mass will start at 10:30. The burial service will be held at 1:30PM at the National Cemetery in Sarasota. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Life Paths Hospice  C/O Chapters Health Foundation in Tampa.