Donald Rose

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Donald Furcillo

Also Known As: "Donald Rose"
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Monmouth, NJ, USA
Death: July 27, 1997 (88)
Ocean Grove, NJ, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel R. Furcillo / Furcella and Antoinette
Husband of June Nilson
Father of Jack Nicholson
Brother of Mary Furcella; Joseph L. Furcella and Victor C. Furcella

Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Donald Rose

Don Furcillo was born in prob Monmouth County, New Jersey 23 May 1909. Don died 27 Jul 1997 in Ocean Grove, Monmouth County, New Jersey, at 88 years of age.

He married June Frances Nicholson in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland, 16 Oct 1936. Elkton, Maryland, like Las Vegas, Nevada, was a town notorious for its quickie marriages. According to Eve's Magazine ( "Young Jack Nicholson: Auspicious Beginnings" page 5, the Certificate of Marriage for Don and June was found in the possession of Don's mother (Antoinette [--?--] Furcillo , along with love letters, family letters, photographs and a collection of newspaper clippings about her grandson, Jack Nicholson, This article claims that Don paid $10 at the local courthouse to a gentleman who put him in touch with the Rev. Walter Schaeffer, to whom Don, explaining the circumstances surrounding the nuptials [Don was still legally married to Anne Born/Borne and awaiting an annulment of their marriage from the Catholic Church].

Supposedly the minister did not file the certificate in Elkton marriage records, and that Don paid him $20 to keep it out of the newspapers also.

Regardless, Don was still legally married to another woman and Don and June never lived together openly as husband and wife.

June was born in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts 5 Nov 1918. June was the daughter of John J. Nicholson and Ethel May Rhoads. June died 31 Jul 1963 in prob California, at 44 years of age. Her body was interred in San Fernando, California Mission Cemetery. Jack Nicholson did not find out until he was 37 that the individuals he thought were his parents were actually his grandparents. While his maternal line is known, Jack's paternal lineage is based on the fact that June and Don were married when she would have been pregnant with Jack.

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Donald Rose's Timeline

May 23, 1909
Monmouth, NJ, USA
April 22, 1937
Age 27
Neptune City, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
July 27, 1997
Age 88
Ocean Grove, NJ, USA