Rosemary Coyne Bresset, 92, of Mount Pocono and formerly of Honesdale, died on Friday at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 16, 2005.
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Born in Honesdale on Sept. 13, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Fred M. and Mary A. Stanton Coyne.
Rosemary was very proud of her heritage and family. Her great-grandfather, Maj. General Thomas F. Coyne, built the original Coyne House on the corner of Sixth and Main streets in the late 1850s that was destroyed by a fire in 1875. Her grandfather, Michael Thomas Coyne, later rebuilt the Coyne House in 1875. Her father, Fred M. Coyne, owned and operated the Hotel Allen from 1934 until his death in 1942. Her sister, Helen M. Coyne Hosie and her husband, Thomas, operated the Hotel Allen until 1968 when it was sold to Rosemary and George. They operated it until the spring of 1978. She and her husband, George, later built and operated the Fife and Drum Motor Inn. Her brother, James J. Coyne and wife, Mae, owned and operated the Park Hotel and in later years, her son, owned the Wayne Hotel, now owned by the Schwartz Family.
Rosemary was active in her business ventures, mortgages and finance until January, when she took ill. She retained her home in Daytona Beach, Fla., and a townhouse at Foxfire Condominiums in Mount Pocono.
She is survived by her four children, James of Mount Pocono; Michael of Honesdale; attorney Stephen of Honesdale; and Marylou Thomas of Reeders; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her niece, Marie Coyne Flederbach of Honesdale.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James J. and Thomas F. Coyne; a sister, Helen M. Hosie; and a son, Frederick Louis Bresset.
Cremation was held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory. As per Rosemary's request, a memorial Mass will be celebrated for her and George on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Honesdale. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home Inc., 428 Main St., Honesdale.
Memorial contributions can be made to VNA Hospice of Monroe County, 502 VNA Road, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. Condolences: www.hes slingfuneralhome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 15, 2012