Rosemarie L. Clements

May 8th, 2020

Rosemarie L. Clements, age 84, of Wilmington, passed away on May 3, 2020.

Rosemarie was born in Boston, MA, on April 30, 1936; she was the beloved daughter of the late Francisco and Celia and the dear sister of the late Frank Cina.

Rosemarie grew up in the North End of Boston as the daughter of Italian immigrants. She celebrated her Italian heritage, loved to dance and enjoyed life to the fullest. When Rosemarie became a mother, she settled in East Boston. She loved and sacrificed everything for her children and often acted as a den mother to their many friends in the neighborhood and beyond. She welcomed everyone into the home with warmth and love. She worked hard to ensure her children only got the best education and support. She attended every school event and game as their ultimate champion and fan. To her children, her devotion was unmatchable, her dedication unstoppable and her commitment unwavering. They were her whole world and the sacrifices she made for them will never be forgotten.

Later in life she married her longtime partner, the late Raymond Clements. Soon after, Rosemarie became “Nana Rose”. Being a grandmother was a role she cherished; Tyler and Madison were the light of her life. Rosemarie adored them and loved to spoil “her babies”. She was involved in every aspect of their lives. Whether it was cheering for Tyler on the baseball field or beaming with pride while watching Madison on the dance stage, she was truly their biggest fan and so proud of them. She shared an incredible bond with her grandchildren, and her gift of unconditional love will remain with them forever. Nothing brought her more joy than when she was surrounded by all of her children and grandchildren.

Rosemarie was truly one of a kind. She was thoughtful, selfless, and one of the kindest people you could ever have the fortune to meet. She was truly an “angel on earth” who will be forever missed.

Rosemarie is survived by her beloved children Stephen Cina and his wife Audrey Cina of Woburn, Scott Cina and his wife Julie Sullivan of the North End, Kerry Fenton and her husband Philip Fenton Jr. of Wilmington and her loving grandchildren Tyler and Madison Fenton, and nephew Frank Cina of Malden.

The Family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Beth Israel Lahey in Burlington for their compassion and dedication during these difficult times.

All services will be private, and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rosemarie’s memory to the Covenant House. A reflection of her nurturing character and a charity she cherished that supports children in need.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.


9 Entries in Guest Book for “Rosemarie L. Clements”

  1. Anne Coates says:

    Very sorry for your loss my prayers are with you Love Annie Ton Coates

  2. Edna DiCalogero says:

    Your loss will be great ,love you

  3. Michelle Catalfamo scott says:

    Until we meet again ??????????????

  4. Kelly Walker says:

    Kerry, Scott, Stephen and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I will never forget how kind she was to me during my teens and twenties. She treated me and all of us like we were another one of her kids. She drove us everywhere, cooked for us, made us laugh, gave us advice while always opening up your house for us to hang. I know it’s been so many years since we have seen each other, but I will always remember the times shared at your house with your mom. I am truly sorry and am thinking of you all. May your mom be at peace. The obituary was beautifully written.

  5. Greg Loucks says:

    Beautifully written! Rosemary, Mrs. Cina or Ma to me, was a beautiful person. Her constant positivity and giving were as strong as her work ethic and her determination to raise three beautiful children, each of whom have become positive, constructive people in their own glory. I’ll miss her calls, I’ll miss her COOKING, I’ll miss her gullibility and sweetness. I’m happy that she lived to see the results of all her hard work, building a family- and I’m honored to feel a part of it. I love you, I miss you.

  6. Pam Hill says:

    Steve and family,
    I was saddened to see your post tonight. Mothers hold special places on our hearts, for sure. May you always feel her close to you in that corner of yours.

    Love and comfort to you all.

  7. Dennis and Joyce Starr says:

    Mrs. C,
    Thank you for the encouragement, advice, laughter, support and meatballs! (Sorry I ate more than my share over the years). “Whatever, whatever!”
    You were so compassionate and generous and such a good mother (to us all). You made the world a better place and I know you’re doing the same now in heaven.
    We’re lucky that you live on through your family.
    Keep an eye on us…
    We love you. We miss you. We’ll meet again.

  8. Anne Gleason says:

    I just read this beautiful obituary. I hope that my children will write these things about me someday. This is what love is. This is what we are taught to be for our children, and for each other. I did not know your mom. She sounds wonderful. I’m so sorry for your loss. This is the deep price we pay for being so deeply loved. I will say a prayer that she will rest in peace and for your comfort in the days ahead.

  9. Suzahne Riendeau says:

    To the entire family of Rosemarie Clements, my heart goes out to you. It is so difficult to say goodbye to someone who is loved and now, with the obstacles that come with the pandemic, you are all faced with even more difficulty. I hope that her memory will stay fresh and that all of her wonderful qualities shine out through her children.

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