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Lorraine H. Wood Rosenburg

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Lorraine Helen Rosenburg, 85, a lifelong resident of Williamstown, died on Wednesday evening, Nov. 3, 2004, at the North Adams Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.

She was born May 13, 1919 in Pownal, Vt. and was the daughter of Merritt Orlando and Mary (Smith) Wood. She received her education in local schools and is a graduate of Williamstown High School and St. Luke’s Nursing School in Pittsfield, where she graduated in the class of 1941. She married Joseph Andrew Rosenburg on Oct. 4, 1943 at St. Patrick’s Church in Williamstown. Mr. Rosenburg died on Sept. 27, 1999.

Mrs. Rosenburg worked as a registered nurse for many years. She was employed as a private nurse when she began her career, and has also been employed at North Adams Regional Hospital, Adams Nursing Home, and retired from Sweetbrook Nursing Home after several years of service there. Mrs. Rosenburg is a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church and a member of the church guild, the Friendship Center in Williamstown and her high school reunion committee. She has also been a Girl Scout leader, and she enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles and reading. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Rosenburg was a loving mother and grandmother. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Phillip Martinez of Milford; one granddaughter, Marrissa Martinez; and her nieces and nephews, Lawrence Rosenburg, Kenneth Rosenburg, Peter Wood and Susan Patterson and Judy Curley.

A prayer service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the George M. Hopkins Funeral Home, 61-67 Spring St. in Williamstown, followed by a Mass of Christian death and burial at St. Patrick’s Church in Williamstown at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the family lot in Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials in her honor may be made to the food pantry at St. Patrick’s Church, Williamstown Ambulance Service or the charity of one’s choice, through the George M. Hopkins Funeral Home, 61-67 Spring St., Williamstown, MA 01267.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 5, 2004
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