Cross, Rosemary

June 9th, 2011

Rosemary K. (Kane) Cross, age 83, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Reading, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 9, 2011.

Rosemary was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on February 16, 1928, she was the cherished daughter of the late Thomas F. and Alice B. (Morrison) Kane. Rosemary grew up in Connecticut and was educated there, she moved to Reading, MA in 1966.

Rosemary led a full and wonderful life, she raised six great children, always finding time to be at their school and sporting activities. Rosemary was a Girl Scout Leader for over 15 years, always dedicating herself to children.

Rosemary was a very sharp business woman, she held the position as the Assistant Tax Collector for the Town of Reading, retiring after 30 years of faithful service to the town and was a member of the Professional Business and Women’s Club for many years.

Rosemary moved to Wilmington, MA in 1983. After retiring, Rosemary quickly became involved in the community. She was an active member of the Wilmington Senior Center where she was a contributor to the Buzzell “Buzz” Newsletter at the Senior Center as well as participating in all of their activities. Rosemary was a member of the Wilmington Planning Board, Member of the Town of Wilmington Elder Advisory Board, and a faithful communicant of St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Wilmington.

In her spare time, Rosemary enjoyed writing poetry and was quite talented as a writer, she enjoyed the summers she spent in Bidderford, Maine, but most of all she treasured the time she spent with her family and friends, the many holidays shared, vacations spent together, and every special celebration that gave her family a chance to be together, these are memories that will be shared for generations to come.

Rosemary will be fondly remembered for her strength and willingness to help others, she fought for what was right for other Senior Citizens and her dedication to her family was unwavering. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Rosemary Beloved and devoted mother of Maureen Curry and her husband Philip of Wallingford, CT, Sharon Gill of Salisbury, MA, Beverly Angeski of Exeter, NH, Kathleen Dickenson and her husband Jim of Aberdeen, NC, Mary Anne Lefebvre and her husband Joe of Exeter, RI, and Thomas Cross and his wife Jeannie of North Kingstown, RI, loving grandmother of George Curry and his wife Leslie of Stamford, CT, Seth Curry of London, England, Philip Curry, Jr. of Hull, MA, Megan Puopolo and her husband Brian of Norwood, MA, Emily Gill of Salisbury, MA, Brian Angeski of Exeter, NH, Hannah Cross, Elise Cross, and Tyler Cross all of North Kingstown, RI, and great-grandchildren Zoe Curry and Michael Puopolo, dear sister of the late Alice “Buddy” Crofton, Margaret “Peggy” Russell of Eastham, MA and the late Elizabeth “Betsy” Kane. Rosemary is also survived by several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, June 13th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 12th from 2-6 p.m. Graveside Services for Rosemary will be held on Tuesday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m. in the family lot at Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, One Cottage Grove Road, Bloomfield, CT.

Memorial donations in Rosemary’s name may be made to the Wilmington Senior Citizen’s Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Cross, Rosemary”

  1. Kevin Douglas says:

    Dear family, I am sorry for your loss. May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalms 34;18)

  2. BILL & LORNA HALL says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Memories are wonderful and we know that you have numerous ones. Remember the good times.

  3. Kit Russell Harrison says:

    To all my cousins, I wish I could be there with you! I miss all of you, though the years have separated us, and we’ve all gone down different paths, you and your Mom were, and are, thought of often. You are in my prayers.

  4. Phil and Nancy Crofton says:

    Sincere remorse from all of us about Rosie. Many memories flooded in while I read her obituary. She surely was greeted in heaven by all who loved her. May they also help everyone through this tough time.

  5. Liz Francis (Crofton) says:

    Thinking of you all and hoping you find peace and comfort in your memories of your mother. God Bless.

  6. Joanne (Crofton) Mitchell says:

    Though we have not seen each other through the years, know that my thoughts are with each of you as you grieve for your loss. Blessings, Joanne

  7. Maryalice Crofton says:

    Dear Cousins,
    No matter our age, losing Mom is one of the hardest things. May your connections to each other and shared memories bring you comfort. I’m sure the the choirs of angels were not the only ones who met her.
    God be with you.

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