Theresa Rosen, the Bay Ridge resident who served as president ofthe Society of Old Brooklynites for four terms, died on August 4due to complications from a complex surgical procedure. She was 75years old.
Rosen was only the second woman to preside as president of theSociety of Old Brooklynites in the organization’s 131-year history.A former vice president of both the Bay Ridge Community Council andthe Fort Hamilton Historical Society, Rosen served as the executivesecretary of the Italian Historical Society until the end of herlife.
Mrs. Rosen was a genuine asset to Brooklyn, saidAssemblymember Nicole Malliotakis. Her commitment and dedicationto our community — especially through her work with the Society ofOld Brooklynites and the Italian Historical Society — wasexemplary. We will be forever grateful for her manycontributions.
Rosen was married to the late Norman Rosen, who had been topexecutive deputy to district attorneys in Brooklyn and Queens; hedied in 2002. She is survived by her two sons, Robert and Richard;her sister, Clorita Pugliese; and her brother, FrederickCapece.
We lost someone very important, said Brooklyn BoroughHistorian Ron Schweiger, reflecting on Rosen’s deep roots withinlocal organizations. Others will take her place, but it will taketime.