On the morning of November 27, 2020, Rosemarie Serrano, of Gilbert, Arizona, died at the age of 92. Rosemarie was born to Frank and Helen Cuba on April 12, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the youngest of three children: Frank Jr., Helen, and Rosemarie. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in her late teens where she met the love of her life, Albert P. Serrano Jr. Albert and Rosemarie were married on February 22, 1949. Together they were blessed with seven children: Patricia, Elizabeth, Pamela, Gloria, Paul, Carlotta, and Lawrence. Additionally, they had 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. They resided in Gilbert from 1949 until 1983, and ultimately retired in Sun Lakes. In addition to being an active member of the Gilbert community, Rosemarie was the matriarch of one of the founding families of the White Mountain Country Club in Pinetop, Arizona since 1959. She and Albert spent many years building fond family memories and friendships in both communities. Rosemarie was well known for her generosity, hospitality, and her dedication to her loving family which spanned five generations at the time of her death.
Rosemarie was an outstanding wife and mother because of her kind heart, intelligence, and tremendous work ethic. She truly embodied the values of Proverbs 31 and exemplified her strong and abiding Catholic faith in all of her endeavors. In addition to caring for her family and friends, Rosemarie supported her community by serving as school board president and a hospital board member during her lifetime. She also owned and operated Maverick Western Wear with her husband in Tempe and Casa Grande. Those who had the privilege of knowing Rosemarie are familiar with her phenomenal talents including cooking, baking, painting, gardening, and just about anything she attempted to do. Rosemarie is preceded in death by her beloved husband and daughter Patricia. She is survived by her remaining children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who will miss her dearly.