Rose Drobenak

Obituary of Rose Marie Drobenak

Rose Marie Drobenak, 90, of Manalapan passed away at home on Monday, July 1, 2024.  She was born and raised in Swoyersville, PA and lived in Clifton and Lakewood Ranch, FL before settling here seven months ago.  Rose Marie worked as an Assistant to the Director of the FBI in Washington, DC and later with her beloved husband, David, at their business, Quality Cut Up Poultry in Passaic, and Shop Rite before retiring to Lakewood Ranch, FL.  She loved to dance and won several awards with her husband and dance partner by her side.  Rose Marie always had music playing in her house and was known for creating a warm and welcoming environment for all who knew her.  Her family was her utmost priority and most prized achievement; she loved them fiercely and with boundless patience and passion. 

Rose Marie was predeceased by her husband, five sisters, and one brother.  She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Drobenak and her wife, Annette Mattioli of Manalapan; son, David Wayne Drobenak and his wife, Debbie of Clifton; grandchildren, Derek and Dana; special nieces, Sheila, Beverly, and Linda; companion of 30 years whom she knew from high school, Robert Spinicci and his family; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and caring friends.

Interment will be private.  For those who desire, memorial contributions in Rose Marie’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, visit 

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