Rose Marie Fischer


A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 12 noon at St. Mary's RC Church, Denville. 

Interment of ashes to follow at the Denville Cemetery. 


Rose Marie Fischer passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Morris View Health Care Center in Morris Plains after courageously battling Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy for 18 years. She had shared 84 years of unconditional love, laughter, and priceless memories with family and friends.


Born and raised in Dover to the late Joseph and Julia Catillo, she was one of two children to bless the Catillo household. After graduating High School, she went on to attend IBM Business School and Denville Business School, completing the program with her Real Estate License. She dedicatedly worked for 25 years as a Teacher’s Aide starting in Denville before working with VoTech and ultimately retiring from Morris School District in 1998. Rose Marie married her High School sweetheart, Charles “Charlie” Fischer, on October 13, 1956 and together they settled in the Indian Lake Section of Denville to raise their family. She was a member of the Dover Junior Women’s Club, Indian Lake Women’s Club, Park Lakes Tennis & Paddle Club in Mountain Lakes, and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church where she was a Lector for 30 years. An avid reader, Rose Marie happily read at least one book a week. She loved to play tennis and was proud to have been able to help her friends, family and others as a Notary Public.


Above anything else, Rose Marie was an attentive wife, patient mother, doting grandmother, caring sister and friend. Her family was her greatest pride and joy. Although we are deeply saddened by her passing, we take comfort in knowing she is now reunited her parents in Heaven.


She leaves only joyful memories to her beloved husband of 63 years, Charlie; her loving children, Julie Anne Bott and her husband Steve of Charlotte, NC; Charles “Chuck” Joseph Fischer, Jr. of Andover; Thomas Paul Fischer and his wife Dana of Basking Ridge; her cherished grandchildren, Kent Truslow and his wife Addy; Alexandra Vrabel and her husband John; Julia Truslow, Taylor Fischer, Zachary Fischer, and Luke Fischer; her caring brother, Joseph Catillo and his wife Jerri; her kind brother-in-law, Lorenz Fischer and his wife Cynthia; and many nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.


Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Denville. Memorial Donations are being accepted in Rose Marie’s memory by way of to either the Denville Library, St. Mary’s Church, or St. Labre Indian School. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Rose Marie here to continue to celebrate the life she shared with us.