SMETHPORT - Dolores Marie Rosenswie, 93, of Smethport, died Friday (July 4, 2014) at her residence in Smethport.
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She was born Feb. 1, 1921, in Snydersburg, a daughter of Robert Ambrose and Mary Margaret Wolbert Nick. On July 3, 1941, she married Leonard Murphy, who died on Oct. 27, 1962. She then married Edward Rosenswie on Aug. 22, 1964, who died June 10, 1989.
Mrs. Rosenswie was a 1938 graduate of Smethport High School and worked as secretary for district judge Edward Rosenswie in Smethport.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Smethport, a former member of St. Elizabeth's Women, was a long-time volunteer at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport, volunteered for Meals on Wheels in Smethport, and was an avid bowler over the years.
She is survived by three sons, Michael (Elizabeth) Murphy of Glenshaw, Robert (Judi) Murphy of Smethport, and William (Heather) Murphy of Cherokee, N.C.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Murphy of Duke Center; grandchildren, Erin (Jon) Powers, Colin (Dawn) Murphy, Justin Murphy, William Murphy III, Brendan, Zachary, and Matthew Murphy; one great-granddaughter, Claire Powers; two stepsons, John "Jack" (Marilyn) Rosenswie and Carl "Bud" Rosenswie, both of Smethport; one stepdaughter, Cecelia Megivern of Burk, Va.; five brothers, Bernard (Verna) Nick of Stonington, Conn., Robert (Nancy) Nick of Smethport, William (Mary Jean) Nick of Venice, Fla., Earl (Polly) Nick of Williamsport, and John (Pam) Nick of Erie; and two sisters, Mary Eidson of Smethport and Connie (Don) Switzer of Rew.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Murphy; one brother; and three sisters.
Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Smethport, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor, as celebrant. Committal will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Elizabeth's Building Fund, 307 Franklin St., Smethport, PA 16749.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from July 7 to July 14, 2014