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PETTIGREW, Rose Marie (Chernushek)
Rose Marie (Chernushek) Pettigrew, 91, of East Haddam, beloved wife of the late Charles F. Pettigrew passed away on July 30, 2013 at Essex Meadows Health Center. She was born in Union, CT on 2/22/22 the daughter of the late Geza and Agnes Churnushek. Rosie joined the Colchester Sr. Center shortly after her husband Charlie died and continued to be an active member for over 25 years. She was in the first group for the intergeneration program, sang in the singing group and kept notes for years about the center. Whenever the director needed to know when they did something she would ask Rosie to look it up in her notes. Rosie was a generous person. She loved everyone and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. Rosie had a quick wit and a great sense of humor that her family will miss dearly. She is survived by a daughter Diane (Pettigrew) Guggenheim and her companion Tom Kostoss of East Haddam; a sister Anne Bombeto of Hartford; son-in-law Richard Stafford of Hartford City, IN; five grandchildren their spouses and significant others, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Helen (Pettigrew) Stafford; son-in-law Jeffrey Guggenheim; great-granddaughter Ava Kananowicz and three siblings.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations in Rosie's name may be made to the East Haddam food c/o Youth & Family Services. P.O. Box 572, Moodus 06469, East Haddam fuel bank 73 Orchard Rd, Apt 4, East Haddam 06423, East Haddam Ambulance P.O. Box 17 Moodus 06469 or Fire Department P.O. Box 375, East Haddam 06423 , or to CATALES, Inc. P.O. Box 901 Middletown, CT. 06457. Rose Hill Funeral Home 580 Elm St. Rocky Hill has care of arrangements.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 1, 2013
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