SCARBOROUGH - Rose I. Greco, 82, of Bay Street (formerly of Cape Elizabeth) died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Maine Medical Center following a brief illness. Her loving family was by her side. Rose was born in Pueblo, Colorado on October 12, 1929 the daughter of Wallace C. and Florence Menor Burtis. She graduated from Pueblo Catholic High School and attended the University of Northern Colorado. In 1953 she married Dr. Edward A. Greco Jr. and shortly thereafter they moved to Maine, where they made their home and raised their family. Rose worked by her husband's side, managing his office and doing the books for the entire time he had his family medical practice in Portland. After working all day she took great pride in going home to continue her management skills at their home, raising their seven children. Rose loved caring for her home and family, it was the most important part of her life. A deeply spiritual woman, Rose had a strong faith and was a longtime communicant of Holy Cross Church in South Portland and St. Bartholomew in Cape Elizabeth. Rose is survived by her husband of fifty nine years Dr. Edward Greco Jr. of Scarborough, five daughters, Carol Rose Flannigan of Arizona, Jude Greco of Nevada, Louisa Greco and her husband Quinbert Tse of Montreal, Canada, Katherine and James Troiano of South Portland, Christine and her husband Joseph Caresio of Missouri; two sons, Edward A. the III and his wife Anita Greco of Columbia, South Carolina, Thomas J. Greco and his wife Sally Williams of Biddeford, ME; a brother Wallace and his wife Joni Burtis of Pueblo, Colorado; nine grandchildren; Jennifer Rose Flannigan, Phillip Greco, Ryan Greco, Stefani Greco, Nicholas Troiano, Sam Troiano, Joseph Caresio, John Caresio, Vivian Rose Caresio and one great grandchild; Jayden Rose Flannigan and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:30am at Holy Cross Church, corner of Broadway and Cottage Road. Burial will be private in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland. Arrangements are under the direction of Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes Cremation Services. Those who wish may make contributions in Rose's memory to : St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.Online condolences may be expressed below.