Rose W. Rowe

Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Rose W. Rowe, 91, a lifelong resident of Rockville, passed away Wednesday morning, June 11, 2014, at Rockville General Hospital, surrounded by her friends. She was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Rowe.

Rose was born in Rockville on Oct. 14, 1922, the daughter of the late Harold and Edith Weber. She was a lifelong member of the Rockville United Methodist Church. Rose was a gracious, kind, caring, and giving person who touched many lives. Rose will be greatly missed by all who knew her. After graduating from Rockville High School, Rose had several jobs: Hartford Machine Screw Co. payroll and supervisor, cafeteria at Rockville High School, Red Apple grocery market, Stanadyne payroll department, and finishing her career as a self-employed partner with Ben in the real estate business, Rowe & Rowe Real Estate from 1964 to 1988.

Rose had many fond memories: the days spent with Mom and Dad, catching fish bait up at the Snip, fishing with her dad, the backyard garden, and canning the fruits of their labor with her mom. She enjoyed most the time spent socializing with family and friends. She loved doing puzzles and was an accomplished artist. Painting was her passion. On one special evening Rose attended a dance at the Vernon Dance Hall where she met Benjamin Rowe, soon to become her soul mate, the love of her life. Rose and Ben traveled to many places as tourists, visiting several locations in Canada, California, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Cuba, or as fly fishing enthusiasts to their favorite trout fishing spot, First Connecticut Lake, Pittsburg, New Hampshire, renting a small cabin at The Glen. Rose cherished most the memories of time spent with her fishing partner, Ben.

Rose was always smiling and had a sunny outlook on life despite any challenge. Rose had a very kind heart, was always thinking of others, and always available to lend an ear or offer a kind word. She loved life and was always ready for the next adventure.

Rose was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Edith Schwarz Weber; stepmother, Helen Mansfield Weber; her older brother, Clayton; and the love of her life, her husband, Ben, who passed away in 1996. Rose is survived many wonderful and supportive friends.

To know Rose was to love her, she was always generous of spirit and kind to her family, friends, and all acquaintances. She will be forever missed.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Rose will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Rockville United Methodist Church, 142 Grove St., Rockville, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Hale Street, Rockville, immediately following the service.

Friends may call on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83) Vernon.

Rose requested in lieu of flowers, that you please perform an act of kindness in her memory.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from June 18 to June 22, 2014