Rose L. (Minor) Cousineau
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Rose L. (Minor) Cousineau, 90, formerly of Upton, died Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at River Terrace Healthcare after a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of nearly forty years, Leo J. Cousineau, who died in 2004. She is survived by her loving daughter Gail Diverdi and her husband Michael of Lancaster; two sisters, Alice OConnell and her husband William of Worcester and Dorothy Plante and her husband Edward of Feeding Hills, MA; two brothers, Joseph Minor of FL; and Norman Minor and his wife Denise of Sutton; twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. She is pre-deceased by six siblings. Rose was born in Worcester to the late Henry and Rose (Vachon) Minor. She was raised in Sutton and was a graduate of the Sutton High School. Rose was a career seamstress and held employment with the former Wm. Knowlton & Sons, Inc. in Worcester for many years. She was a former parishioner of Holy Angels Church in Upton and most recently attended St. Benedict Center in Still River. Rose took great pride in her annual flower garden and enjoyed sewing. Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 from the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with a Requiem Mass held at 11:30 a.m. at St. Benedict Center-Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 282 Still River Rd., Still River. Burial followed at Lakeview Cemetery in Upton. Calling hours were held in the funeral home prior to services on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rose Cousineau to: Saint Benedict Center-The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, P.O. Box 1000, Still River, MA 01467. Online condolences may be placed at

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Published in The Times & Courier - Clinton from Dec. 30, 2010 to Jan. 6, 2011.
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December 30, 2010
Dear Gail, Mike and Family
I am so sorry to learn of "Rosie's" passing. She was a dear soul who loved to sing at least to me.
Please know that I am thinking of you at this time and my prayers are with you.
December 30, 2010
Gail, Mike and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Rose's passing. She was a wonderful person. My mom, your Aunt Aimee, spoke often of Rose and your dad and the times they spent together. I'm sure she will be missed by you and your family.
Linda (Bouvier) Brouillard & family
December 29, 2010
Mike, Gail and Family,
So sorry for your loss.
Rob and Dottie Scott & Family
December 29, 2010
To Gail,Mike and family
We've all lost a great friend. Rosie was like a second mother to my brothers and me. She was there for all our growing up years. When I was in grade school; she and my mother made all my clothes. When I was older we had our days out in the big city of Worcester shopping and going to the movies. It was always a thrill. I know she's singing with the Angels now (If they haven't hidden her hymnbook). We always looked forward to her birthday phone calls to us. We've missed having her in Florida in the winters. We know she had a big crowd awaiting her in Heaven. God bless all of you.

Love Larry and Donna
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