Rose Ann Rauch "Rosie" Denny
1945 - 2021
BORN
1945
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home
2607 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA
Rose Ann ""Rosie"" Rauch Denny, a native of New Orleans, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on March 14, 2021, at the age of 75. Rosie was born on December 16, 1945 in the Irish Channel to the late Robert J. Rauch, Sr. and Louise Cline Rauch. She is a graduate of St. Alphonsus Elementary School and Redemptorist High School (Class of '63). Regarded for her kindness to all, during her senior year, Rosie devoted special attention to one classmate, which culminated in 56 years of a blessed marriage to her adoring husband, Frank V. Denny, III. Rosie is survived by her five loving children, Frank IV, Amy, Robert ""Andy"" (Brenda), Michael (Danica), and Deanne Dunn (Patrick), and her seven grandchildren, Frank V, Kayleigh, Camille, Everett, Lucy, Beau, and Roman. She also leaves behind her closely united siblings, Robert J. Rauch (Glenda), Ronald H. Rauch (Kitty), Betty O'Brien (late Patrick O'Brien, Sr.), her sister-in-law, Clara Dellale (late Robert Dellale), brother-in-law Thomas Denny (Cathy), aunts Audrey Hyer, Joyce Cline and Catherine Cline, as well as her many beloved nieces and nephews. Rosie dedicated her life to caring for children and sharing her passion for all things New Orleans. She was a Cub Scout den mother and CYO mentor and chaperone for countless field trips, where she endured pranks by the kids and instigated many in return. Rosie is famous for her late night scavenger hunts with creative clues that kept the teenagers on their toes. For over thirty-five years, Rosie served the children of St. Christopher Catholic School in many capacities, including the Director of the Early Education Center and Summer Camp. Her campers and students were welcomed each morning with her gleaming smile, encouraging words, and prayer. With hundreds of campers under her wings, Rosie filled the day with patriotic songs to honor the military, field trips to cherished New Orleans locations, and sock hops in the gym. Rosie was a devout Catholic and faithful member of St. Christopher Catholic Church for 58 years, where she was a Eucharistic Minister. In 2016, she was awarded the Order of St. Louis Medallion from Archbishop Gregory Aymond. She also was the proud recipient of the Alumna of the Year award from Redemptorist High School in 1983. Rosie was an avid supporter of local sports, a Saints season ticket holder, and fan of the Pelicans and Tulane University. Rosie was dedicated to following her children and grandchildren to fields and gyms across South Louisiana, and it was at Cleary Playground where she forged lifelong friendships with the Krewe of Lawn Chairs. New Orleans was in Rosie's blood. Whether it was Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, or a local school fair, Rosie would be on her feet, dancing and singing to live music. Mardi Gras was her favorite time of the year, second only to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Irish Channel. Rosie understood the importance of making time to celebrate life's blessings together. Her home was decorated for every holiday and open to all, including a New Year's Eve party, she hosted each year for 40 years. Rosie's home-cooked meals brought family and friends together, and even the best of chefs have yet to duplicate her world famous biscuits. Traditions were important to Rosie. She played Pokeno with a friend group for 55 years and with a family group for 35 years. Rosie cherished her family and friends. Her boundless energy and joy for life were infectious. Although she will be missed dearly, we will all strive to honor her by continuing her legacy of faith, love and family. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral mass at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 3900 Derbigny St., Metairie, LA 70001, on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 1 pm, with visitation from 10 am - 1 pm. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosie's name to the Alzheimer's Association or Louisiana Right to Life. Rosie's family extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care, especially Jalisa Pinkley for her exceptional care. Due to COVID-19, masks will be required to enter. Arrangements by L. A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home. Please consider sharing your thoughts, favorite memory or condolences at www.muhleisen.com.
Published by The Times-Picayune from Mar. 16 to Mar. 20, 2021.
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St. Christopher Catholic Church
3900 Derbigny St., Metairie, LA
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20
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Dear Frank and family, I just found out about Rosie's passing. I am so totally shocked. I can't begin to write how I feel. I always thought she would recover from this horrible illness because she was too good to die so young! Rosie and Frank, I can't thank you enough for all that you did to help Bob and me so many years ago. Rosie will always be in my heart, and I love all of you and ask God's blessings on each one of you. With Love, Debbie Kuhn Dwyer Lohan
Debbie Lohan
Friend
May 19, 2021
Aunt Ro was the best! She made me a member of her family long before I married into her family. She was always there for me and gave the best advice. She helped me by giving me a job at St. Christopher Summer Camp, where I had the best summers. There was never ever a dull moment with her around keeping you on your toes. I love you so much, miss you so much, and will continue to live my life as you advised me. GOD Bless Rosie Denny's family!! May GOD and Rosie guide all from Heaven!!
Diana Denny(Craig)
Family
March 21, 2021
I prayers and thoughts are with the family I meant Mrs.Rosie through her daughter Deanne I work with Deanne at Casey & Casey. Mrs.Rosie and the whole family were very sweet people I’m so sorry for your loss Cynthia Jenkins
Cynthia Jenkins
Friend
March 20, 2021
Rosie we will miss you so much.
It has been a pleasure knowing you and your family. The Pokeno group will miss you. My heart, thoughts & prayers are with your family.
Beryl Plaisance
Friend
March 19, 2021
An Irish channel girl. That was Rosie. Full of fun, laughs and a love of the Lord. O yet, a Redemptorist Girl. Go get your heavenly wings, you earn them. You will be missed.
Sue Turk
Friend
March 19, 2021
My condolences to the family. Miss Rosie made all of my days at St. Christopher filled with humor yet pensive. Thanks for the great memories!
Christine Stolzenthaler Bordelon
Student
March 19, 2021
Please accept our deepest sympathy. The Denny and Rauch family’s are in our hearts and prayers.
Rita Gerstner Mitts
George Boue
Rita Mitts
Friend
March 19, 2021
Dear Frank & family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rosie was the definition of all that is good. Her smile, laughter and kindness will always be remembered. God Bless.

Wayne & Audrey Ovella
Audrey Ovella
Friend
March 18, 2021
Rosie was sweetheart, we were part of the cleary group. Rosie has a great family and a lot of friends that will never forget her. My family and I are so sorry to hear of her passing, my God blest her and the family.
Bob Henderson
Friend
March 18, 2021
We express our sincere sympathy on the passing of "Miss Rosie". Our children were enrolled in St. Christopher school, the Early Education Center, before and after school care, and summer camp many years ago. When they were too old to attend summer camp, Miss Rosie gave them jobs as helpers/counselors. She was a life saver and touched our hearts and will be forever remembered. Dale and Pam Radosta
Pam Radosta
Friend
March 18, 2021
Memories to last a lifetime. Rose left a legacy of friendship and caring.
Scott Kisner
Friend
March 17, 2021
Scott Kisner and Amy Kisner
March 17, 2021
Deepest sympathy to Rosie's family....I graduated with Rosie from Redemptorist High School '63 and knew her then.... her life's journey was fulfilling and amazing and I know she will be missed.
Eileen (Arthus) Haag
Friend
March 17, 2021
May the angels carry you to your Heavenly reward. Rest easy my friend til we meet again.
Nola Marks Gordy
Classmate
March 17, 2021
I remember Rosie as a fun loving high school girl who was super friendly and kind. Her sister, Betty Rauch, was in my class, two years ahead of Rosie. She was a happy person who spread her joy wherever she went. She loved life, people, children and our Lord. She must be dancing around Heaven as she reunites with her family and friends. Rest In Peace, child of God, for you have earned your reward! Love and Peace follow you in your new Home!
Ann Marks
Friend
March 16, 2021
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