Bielecki, Rosemary

May 9th, 2011

Rosemary C. (Shannon) Bielecki “Irish”, age 87, a long term resident of Wilmington, died peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Rosemary was born on January 23, 1924, in Charlestown, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late James H. and Rose (Bovean) Shannon. Rosemary grew up in Charlestown and Somerville, graduating from Somerville High School. Rosemary continued her education in Accounting and became a bookkeeper working at John Hancock, The Boston Globe, Fox and Ginn, Simons, and Burlington Beverage during her business career.

Rosemary had quite an interesting life, as a young woman during World War II, she volunteered as a spotter on Castle Island in Boston Harbor, watching for enemy planes. As an adult, Rosemary welcomed numerous children into her home where she cared for them and gave them the stability of a loving home. She was truly an amazing woman always willing to help others.

Rosemary married the love of her life Michael J. Bielecki on July 4, 1946, together they shared over 64 years of marriage before his passing in August of 2009. Rosemary and Michael moved to Wilmington in 1946 where they raised their family and became involved in their community. Rosemary was an active member of St. Dorothy’s Parish as well as a Den Mother for the Wilmington Boy Scouts for many years. She worked in Patient Registration at the Wilmington Regional Health Center for many years, always with a welcoming attitude and a pleasant nature.

In her spare time, Rosemary loved to go to Maine especially Booth Bay Harbor with her family and friends. She also enjoyed playing the piano and loved a good polka.

The center of Rosemary’s world was her family, she just loved having them around all the time. They enjoyed family holidays, special celebrations, vacations, and cook outs, making memories to last a life time. Rosemary was very devoted and loving to her family and friends, she will be greatly missed by all.

Rosemary was the beloved wife of the late Michael J. Bielecki, devoted mother of Paul M. Bielecki & his wife Phyllis of Danville, NH and James K. Bielecki of Wilmington, loving Nana of Kristine, Bryan, Kimberly, Stephanie, Christopher, and great-grandchildren Kathryn, Nicole, Devon, and Emily, dear sister of Gertrude O’Rourke of Hingham. Rosemary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family & Friends will gather in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, May 12th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St. (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Wednesday, May 11th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Rosemary’s name may be made to St. Dorothy’s Church, 11 Harnden St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Bielecki, Rosemary”

  1. Bielecki Family (Fremont NH) says:

    We will love you always.
    Bryan, Heidi, Kathryn, Nicole

  2. Kristine Bielecki and Mike Tieri says:


    You will always be cherished and never forgoten. We love you always.

    Krissy and Mike

  3. Bev O'Connell-Rooney says:

    Hi Jimmy and Paul, I have such fond memories of your Mom when she and my Mom worked at Simons. What a lovely woman. So sorry for your loss. It is a hard think, losing your Mom. Beverly (Mercer) O’Connell

  4. Donald Devlin says:

    Rest in God’s hands.

  5. Terri Finn says:

    Paul and family…
    I am very very sorry for your loss, it is so hard no matter what age, its still your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family and heres to eternal peace for your mother.

  6. Coline (Kelly) Rodrigue says:

    I remember her like it was yesterday. Playing in the leaves after Uncle Bob and Aunt Rosemary had raked them. All the times I shoveled the driveway, or took care of Duchess when they went away. I also remember the “Easter Bunny” leaving something special for me every year, but I knew it was from Uncle Bob and Aunt Rosemary. She will be missed. I enjoyed writing to her and she writing back to me at Christmas time. She was a part of my childhood and I will never forget that. Love you Aunt Rosemary.

  7. Mike & Pat Amoroso says:

    Dear Rosemary,
    You will be greatly missed by your many friends and family.
    Mike, Pat and Catherine Amoroso

  8. Deborah Cipriani says:

    Deare Jim and family,
    My sincerest condolences to all of you, may all your memories of your mother and grandmother bring you much happiness. She is not gone from your hearts, she will be with you eternally. She is with her God and loving husband resting peacefully watching over all of you. With sympathy,
    Deborah Cipriani

  9. Rae Chappie says:

    My dear Rosemary,

    You opened the doors of the Regional with a few of us and from that day I
    called you my dear friend. Love and Prayers for all your family and friends. You will truly be missed.

RSS feed for comments on this post.