ROSE, Helen J. (Kelleher) After a courageous battle with Parkinson's, Helen J. (Kelleher) Rose, 91, entered eternal life on October 18, 2021. She was born at home on February 7, 1930 in Canton, MA to the late William H. and Mary E. (McNamara) Kelleher. She graduated from Emmanuel College with a BS in Business Administration and subsequently worked at the Provident Institute for Savings.
In 1958, Helen married George A. Rose of South Boston. Raising five children, they were devoted parents volunteering at many church and community events. Together, they built and supported numerous domestic and overseas projects, even starting a non-profit late in life.
Helen was predeceased by her loving husband George A. Rose. She is survived by her five children George Rose, Jr. of Kingston, Susan Rose of Kingston, Mary Ellen (Michael) Colford of Epping, NH, Anne Marie (Charles) Hammond of Kingston, Julie (John) Swanson of Middleboro; eight grandchildren Brittany (Marco), Brendan, Sean (Delaney) , Erin, Joel (Jeykelisse), Shannon, Matthew, and Caitlin, great-grandchildren Rowan and Greta; her sister Louise Widberg of Canton, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late William Kelleher, John Kelleher, Mary Kelleher, Mildred Lonergan, Edward Kelleher, Winifred Donnelly, Robert Kelleher, and Charles Kelleher.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visiting Hours Monday, October 25th from 4-8 PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home at 216 Main St. in KINGSTON. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM at St. Joseph Church, 272 Main St., Kingston on Tuesday. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Kingston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to David's Rescue Mission at Coastal Heritage Bank, 83 Summer St., Kingston, MA. For full obituary, please see www.shepherdfuneralhome.com
. Shepherd Funeral Home, Kingston.
Published by Boston Globe from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2021.