Rosemary Calandriello - 1969
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#1 Sep 27, 2007
August 1969, Rosemary Calandriello was abducted and never returned. I lived in Massachusetts and
wasn't privy to many things that happened in the
Atlantic Highlands area in the first few months
after her abduction. If you have any memories
of that time period, or of Rosemary, please
share them here.
Of course, Robert Zarinsky, the convicted killer, has never told where Rosemary's
remains could be found.
I also commend Sam Guzzi and Jack Mullaney, as they were the driving force that finally convicted Mr. Zarinsky. I thank Sam especially, for giving his all to recover Rosemary's remains
for nearly 40 years.
My mom passed June 2006, age 88,
and I am Rosemary's oldest brother, graduate
of AHHS Class of 1957.
#2 Jan 30, 2008
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I prayed Rosemary would be found before her death, but at least now by God's grace, she knows the ending of the story. It is hard to say that Rosemary may no longer be alive.
I don't have any clear memories of the days and months following Rosemary's abduction. My clearest memories of Rosemary are from when we were little and I was a snot nosed kid that lived over on Bay Avenue. She was about two years older than I. Rosemary and I played together when we were children.
As I write to you, her picture in sitting on my hearth along with other pictures of my family. Two years ago this month, I woke one morning and I "saw" her at the foot of my bed. The dream-vision led me to dig up the stories from the news papers and what was on the Internet about her disappearance.
I prayed that she tell me where she is, but I don't have a clear answer.
If you wish to contact me, please e-mail me at
#3 Feb 9, 2008
Beverly, thanks for such nice comments.
Personally, I've never "seen" Rosemary in all these years. I think of her often, of course.
I have read most of the letters mom received from NJ residents that stated they had "dreams" of Rosemary. They all gave mom false hopes that Rosemary would return. But those false hopes kept
I pray that Sam Guzzi and Jack Mullaney live their lives
healthy and happy. They gave so much.
No need for me to comment on Zarinski. That's a
#4 Feb 9, 2008
Thanks for responding to my post. Back about two years ago, I went to the Courier news office and printed off the news articles from August 1969. I also went to the library and printed off the Red Bank Register. You are welcome to copies if interested.
Back then we didn't have the media outlets nor the coverage we do today. There were no front page articles that I could find, and of course, there was no Nancy whats-her-name on CNN broadcasting an inquiry into Rosemary's disappearance back then. But, nonetheless, we won't forget. Maybe that is what is most important right now.
#5 Feb 22, 2009
I am so very sorry for the loss of you wonderful mom! I think of Rosemary daily and pray often. We were not friends but I am a local.I also knew of Zarinsky because my mom and dad were divorced and my dad lived in Linden where I would visit every weekend. Your family shall forever be in my prayers! CH
#6 Feb 22, 2009
PS True Dan, no need for any of us to comment on Zarinski, it's all in Gods hands. You are a good man Dan!Thank God for people like Sam Guzzi!He is a true angel!
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