Rosemary F. Csapo


Rosemary F. Csapo, born in Bridgeport, Conn., then of Fairfield, Conn., Martha’s Vineyard, and Boynton Beach, Fla., died peacefully at home on July 19, 2019, in Oak Bluffs, with her children and grandchildren at her side.

Her 89 years were filled with lifelong relationships, laughter, beach walks, clamming, challenging Scrabble matches, racquet sports, league bowling, and fishing whereever she resided. The scent of lilacs, the sound of pinkletinks, and ocean breezes surrounded her.

After raising her six children (and unofficially some others), Rosemary worked on Martha’s Vineyard for M.V. Community Services as a home health aide, and formed lifelong bonds with many of her clients. Dorothy West of Oak Bluffs and James Houlahan of Edgartown were her most cherished friendships.

Boynton Beach was her sunny home for the past 20 years, until her children brought her back to Martha’s Vineyard to be closer to family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Csapo. She is survived by her son Edward J. Csapo Jr. of Colorado; daughters Kimberlee Csapo-Ebert of Bridgeport, Conn., Billie Jean Sullivan, Elizabeth Greene, and Tammy Csapo of Martha’s VIneyard, and Bridgett diBonaventura of Fairfield, Conn.; grandchildren Ryan Zelem, Krista, and Kenneth W. Sullivan, Alice E. and Walter W. Greene, Noah, Bailey Rose, and Madison Rae Csapo-Moreis, and James and Theodore (“Teddy”) diBonaventura. She is also survived by her brother, Bob Pistey of Fairfield, Conn.

A memorial service will be held in Connecticut in the fall, with a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit for online guestbook and information.