Rosanne Stockhofer was born in Broklyn, NY to Ann and Anthony Iorio. She and her younger siblings , Anthony and Patricia, moved to Long Island and attended St. Mary's Elementary School. She continued her education at Seton High School and after graduating with honors, she moved to Newburgh, NY to attend Mount Saint Mary College, where she received her BA in Elementary Education and Social Studies. She later attended SUNY New Paltz where she earned her Master's Degree with a 4.0 GPA. She is certified in NYS to teach Elementary Education and Social Studies. During her 47 years as an educator, she worked in parochial and public school, and as a teacher for the Office of Children and Family Services with at risk youth. In 2004, she began as a teacher for the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision at Otisville Correctional Facility, where she has guided dozens of prison inmates to obtain their high school equivalency diplomas. In addition to teaching, Rosanne is a community advocate who has been a PTA trustee, chamber of commerce member, fire department auxilary member and a publicity chairperson for her local school district. Currently, she is the top fundraising member of her local ambulance corps in additon to the publicity and sunshine committee chairperson. Rosanne is a community news journalist, with a weekly column in the Wallkill Valley Times since 1983. She has one daughter , Annette, and two grandchildren, Jessica and Steven. She lives with her domestic partner, George Patterson in Wallkill, NY.