Rosa Maria Cacicedo

Rosa “Rosy” Cacicedo (Gonzalez), 67, beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, and Friend, was called to her eternal resting place on May 16, 2021. Known as “Mamita” to her son, “Muñequita (among others)” to her husband, and “Rosita” to her family and friends. She entered this world on August 30, 1953, in Camagüey, Camagüey province, Cuba, born to Venancio and Neida (Alvarez) Gonzalez.

Rosy attended El Colegio del Carmen (a Catholic school) in Camagüey, before moving to the United States on July 28, 1968, with her immediate family and several cousins. After living with family in Americus, GA, Rosy spent time living in New Orleans, LA before settling in Miami, FL. Rosy married first in 1971 and gave birth to the light of her life Alberto in 1978. She finally married the love of her life and soul mate, Pedro, on April 25, 1997. She spent a 30-year career with Miami-Dade County until retirement in 2011.

During Pedro and Rosy’s time together, they traveled extensively by RV across America, particularly in the South and the West with her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Iraiza and Bob Porter. Rosy moved to Hurricane, UT in 2017 to be closer to the national parks and other beautiful outdoor destinations that she so enjoyed visiting with her husband, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law.

Rosy loved spending time in nature going on hikes and particularly watching butterflies and hummingbirds. When not spending time in nature, Rosy enjoyed decorating and maintaining her beautiful home and cooking food and desserts for her beloved family. Boy did she have a sweet tooth!

Rosy’s bravery and perseverance as she battled cancer ensured that she was able to spend time with those she loved. Rosy drew on her strength and the support of her devoted “Pedrito” who cared for her during her final days and months.

She is survived by her husband Pedro Cacicedo; son Alberto Chinique (Eric Masten); sister-in-law Iraiza Porter (Bob); father Venancio Gonzalez; brother Veny Gonzalez; and many cousins and extended family members.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah with family remarks from 6:30 – 7:00 pm, and a Butterfly release at 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation

Friends and family that are unable to attend are invited to view the service online. Please click on the link below:

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Rosy’s online guestbook at



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110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


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20 Responses

  1. Rosy was a sister to me and gave an amazing gift her son Albertico my nephew I will always love you.

  2. The world will seem empty without Rosy.

    You left us too soon, but you will never be forgotten by those who knew you.

    As for me, like the song that you always sang to me says, “Naci el dia que te conoci” (“I was born the day that I met you”). And that is because you made me the happiest man in the world. Love you for ever. Tu perrito.

    Note: you can see more of Rosy by visiting

  3. God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew that you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be thine. “ It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone…for part of us went with you the day God called you home.
    By DW McConway

  4. Even when the inevitable is known, it is hard to accept. The skies rejoice as a new Angel enters its doors. Pedro Luis, my heart goes out to you and the rest of the family on this sad day. May you find solace in knowing that Rosy will always be with you looking down and watching over you from heaven. She was a beautiful soul who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Her absence will leave a hole that will never be filled, but the innumerable joyous memories will help ease this deep pain. It was a privilege to have had her as part of my life. Primo, I continue to pray for you and the family so that God will give you peace, comfort and strength as we say goodbye to such an incredible woman. May Rosy rest in eternal peace.

  5. Rosy was such a wonderful woman, always so happy and optimistic regardless of her situation. I looked forward to seeing her and Pedro every year and catching up on the family. You could tell just looking at the two of them how deep their love for eachother ran, devoted until the end. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family, Rosy will be missed tremendously.

  6. Today the sky loose one star because we loose you my beloved cousin rosy you always be in our hearts forever and ever God bless you always.

  7. Hermanita has left this earth too soon. I will have to accept that she no longer will walk by my side and hold my hand. I will miss her for the rest of my life, and I can’t imagine how to enjoy life to the fullest without her. The world was a much better place with her in it. I will always think of her when I see humming birds and butterflies.
    I love you hermanita, and we will embrace each other again.
    Love, Pilla

  8. When I met Rosita years ago, I immediately recognized her immense capacity for love. She seemed to love everyone she met, and everyone loved her in return. She also loved nature, butterflies and hummingbirds, but most of all, she loved her beloved Pedro. Everything that she did, whether it was cooking for someone, buying a gift or planning a trip to visit friends or family, she did it with so much love. She set an example for those of us lucky enough to have known her to strive to emulate. She will be missed by us all.

  9. Perdo,

    May you find the strength in the Lord to carry you through these difficult moments. In the end, you this loss will be but a momentary separation, as one day you will be reunited and enjoy Rosy’s company for an eternity. My prayers are with you and your families.

  10. My dearest sister Rosie, how can I find the words to say to tell you how much I miss you….
    I miss our little chats, when you listen to me and your advice and how you cheer me up every time you phone me…. I will treasure all those memories of growing up with you. The secrets we would always share. The childish things we did when we were kids… It will stay in my heart for ever….You were more than a sister you were like a mom… Living life without you is going to be so very hard to bear and I ‘ll give all I have to waken and see you again…. The fact that you are no longer here will always cause me pain but you will forever in my heart until we me again my Fotita….

    Veny and Maggie Boboboo

  11. My condolences to Rosie’s family. Sending you all love and light. May her soul rest in eternal peace. 🙏

  12. Rosy was always smiling. She had a beautiful heart that was open to receiving love and giving love. It will be difficult without her, but she will forever be in your heart and memories. Think of her every day and all those beautiful things she did to make this world a better place.

  13. Dios te bendiga cuñado Alberto, nuestras mas sentidas condolencias para ti y tu familiares, en este momento tan doloroso que estas pasando como lo es la perdida física de un ser amado. Que el espíritu santo de Dios te consuele… Un fuerte abrazo…
    ´´ Le dijo JESUS.. Yo soy la resurrección y la vida, el que cree en mi aunque este muerto vivirá´´ Juan 11 verso 25..
    Tu cuñada Yoselin Carolina Franco y Flia…

  14. Pedro Luis, I am deeply sorry for the loss of Rosy, a great soul who was loved by so many. We will always remember her with great joy and will miss her greatly. You and the rest of the family are in my prayers. Rest in Peace Rosy.

  15. I have heard of the adventures our dear friend Iraiza has had with Rosie for years now. We know that for someone to be this special to Iraiza they must be an amazing individual. What a blessing Rosie has been to so many people that I met today. Keep the love alive that Rosie gave you and take good care of each other.

  16. Adiós niña bonita, y muchas gracias por haber brindado tanto amor a mi hijo Pedro Luis, y a mi hija tu hermanita Pilla.
    Yo tampoco te olvidare como no lo hará ninguna de aquellas afortunadas personas que tuvieron el privilegio de conocerte.

  17. Rosi,you have left us all too soon behind.We will be missing you always.You are in our hearts forever.You are in Heaven,in Paradise,to rejoice with God,and with the Saints,and Angels.Our sincere condolences to you Pedro for your loss.We pray for her and for you.

  18. The world will never be the same without our beloved Rosy. I’ve never known a more genuine human. She always made sure everyone around her know that they were loved by her. She always had her beautiful smile on the ready. We miss you.


  19. Aunt Rosita –
    I love you and I miss you. I am angry that cancer took you too soon. The world was a better place with you in it. I am bitter that Covid-19 kept us apart for so long. I hate that you were isolated from so many that loved you and who wanted to care for you.

    You fought so hard against cancer. You were an example of determination and resilience. You fought for your life and to stay with your love, Pedro. The love you two share is incredible. I say “love” because love is not confined by death. Love conquers death!

    I’m so grateful that I was allowed a visit before your passing. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have hugged you, to have massaged your feet, and to express my love for you. I will miss you and promise to keep you in my heart.

  20. Rosita, you so graciously and loving fit into the nucleus of our intimate family. There are so few of us, so we love hard and we lean on each other to help us through the difficult times. I am so grateful to have benefited from your presence over the past few years, and your humor and spice made me feel more connected to you than you’ll ever know. I loved the times you would joke and tell stories without a filter. I loved being able to see you enjoying nature and I feel blessed to have been able to tag along to Lake Powell and the Grand Teton’s. The love you and Uncle V share is so very beautiful, a love to withstand the test of time. You have the ability to be all things to all people, and you helped healed the loss of a sister for my mother, and a loss of an aunt for me. You saw the void we both had with the loss of Maria, and you filled that void by giving more of your heart. I loved that you nicknamed me mariposita once you found out that my name meant butterfly and that my aunt had referred to me as her butterfly. Someone like you can never be forgotten because you leave such a permanent imprint in our hearts. Rest In Peace Aunt Rosy. I know that the people you love will benefit from your guardian oversight.

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