87, of Port Glasgow, Scotland, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband James, of 65 years. Rose is survived by her daughter Isabella (David), grandson James, granddaughter Jennifer (Chris) Tassin, 4 great-grandchildren, Hanna, Zachary, James David “JD” and Hunter. Rose was a long time parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, with a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 11300 N. 64th Street in Scottsdale. Following Mass, a reception will be held at Blessed Sacrament with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Rose to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral H
My memories of my Aunt Rose are of summer days spent visiting her and my Uncle Jimmy. Staying up late learning how to latch hook and then in the morning watching “the young and the restless”. Looking into her China hutch and having her share stories from where the SPARKLE-EE pieces came from. Those times are treasured by a then 12 year old me.
I also can hear my Aunt Rose’s voice when she would call my Dad “Neilly”, and he would return with a “Rosey” or two… The Scottish brogue as strong as ever between them.
Talking with my parents last night, I mentioned that I couldn’t imagine my Aunt Rose without my Uncle Jimmy. And now I don’t need to. They are together again as it should be. My thoughts and prayers are with Isabella and family, and to my Dad.
Marlo and Cameron
Loosing you has made me go back in time to days baby sitting Isabella, in Charles Street. Jimmy and you would ask me to sit Isabella, so you could go dancing or to the movies. Sister, you loved to dance. You and I spent many times on the dance floor, Jiving or doing the foxtrot and other dances at that time. When I joined you and Jimmy in Edmonton, Canada, the dancing continued. We would get with the other young couples in the apartments and have a ball. When you both left Edmonton, I was lost.
Finally made my way to Phoenix to once again join you both. The fun continued. You and I would walk to the small burger and milk stand across from St Angnes Church. Shared many coffee breaks with Paul and Peggy. When we would be in their company, no one could understand us when you and I talked together. Peggy would just gaze and then ask us once again to repeat what we just said, only slower.
Sister, I know with Jimmy’s passing, life become unbearable. Though family members continued to support and love you each and everyday, the loss of Jimmy was too much. He certainly would not want you to go on grieving each and every moment. Instead, he asked you to join him, and you have. Once again, that wonderful and loving couple will share in Gods heavenly world. God Bless you.
Your loving brother and wife,
Neil and Leticia