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Ethel "Gragree" Rosen

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Ethel "Gragree" Rosen, 88, died early on May 27, 2015 after succumbing to her battle with cancer. She was a resident of Worcester, Massachusetts for 88 years before retiring to Hendersonville, NC. She is preceded in death by her parents; Sadie and Imen Cohen and her three sisters: Elsie Cohen, Irene Kesner and Ruth Smith, son in law, Sydney Harris and beloved granddaughter Debbie Krantz.
On January 5, 1941 Ethel married the love of her life Murray Rosen. They spent fifty four wonderful years together until his untimely death in 1995. Ethel and Murray were blessed with two children; Rosalind Harris and William Rosen.
Ethel worked as a bookkeeper for Shacks Men Store and Lincoln National Insurance Company in Worcester before retiring and she continued to stay busy volunteering in Worcester until moving to Hendersonville. Upon moving to Hendersonville she continued her volunteering at Pardee Hospital making teddy bears until two months before she passed. Ethel also helped out as a Librarian at Agudas Israel Congregation for a few years.
She is survived by her daughter Rosalind Harris of Hendersonville, son William Rosen of Worcester, MA, grandchildren Scott Harris and his fiancé Marcia Conder, Brian Harris, Tracy Howell and her beloved great grandchildren Madison, Morgan, Sawyer and Alec Harris all of Michigan. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A private service was held at Shepherd Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor at Four Season's Hospice at 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on June 9, 2015
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