Rosanne Cox, 66, of Durham, beloved wife of Timothy Cox, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2021 at Middlesex Hospital. Very anxious to come into this world, she was born in a taxi cab in Queens, NY, on November 2, 1954, to Rose Claud Nurnberger of Island Park, NY and the late Raymond Nurnberger.
Rosanne grew up in Island Park before venturing off to Quinnipiac College where she earned her degree in Science in Respiratory Care. She enjoyed her years working at Yale New Haven Hospital before her long career with Pulmonary Associates of New Haven as a Respiratory Therapist. After marrying the love of her life, Rosanne and Tim set out together to raise what grew to be a family of six children in the light of Christ. An active member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, Rosie spent many years as an RCIA instructor, a CCD and Confirmation teacher and an active participant on the church council. Over the years she could be counted on as a volunteer at the Durham Fair or any one of the countless groups her children were a part of. Rosanne's natural artistic skills were obvious from a young age. Whether painting, drawing, or sculpting, her artwork was always something to be admired. Above all else, Rosie was dedicated to her family. Whether it was shuffling her children around to their different activities, cheering from the sidelines, or patiently nursing sick children back to health in the middle of the night, she never complained that her days were taken up by someone else's needs. No matter what was going on or how she was feeling you always received a big smile from her when walking into a room, especially when it came to her grandchildren. Each and every one of them made her heart happy in a way no one else could. Always humble, Rosanne could be counted on for solid non-judgmental advice. She will be missed more than words could ever describe and her beautiful spirit will never be forgotten.
Besides her adoring husband, Rosie will be lovingly remembered by her children and families, Thomas & Katherine Brown, Erin Brown Hastings, Courtney & Keven Kilroy, Timothy & Shamika Cox, Matthew & Kimberly Cox, Christian Cox & Lisa Weeks; her grandchildren, Elise, Madelyn, Elliott, Emerson, Logan, Noah, Ta'Miyah, Kacey, Camden, Aidan, Carter, Timothy, Levi, Ophelia, Kendal, Evelyn, Michael, & Owen; her siblings and their spouses, Renee & Thomas Gubelli, Roberta Morrisey, Robin & Bob Laine, Ronald & Sherill Nurnberger, Rhonda Nurnberger, Regina Rubenstein; sister-in-law, Susan Nurnberger; many nieces and nephews; her dearest friend, Janice Santa. She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Nurnberger and brothers-in-law, Bill Morrisey, Ronald Gray, & Michael Rubenstein, and sister-in-law, Donna Cummings.
Friends were invited to visit with her family on Tuesday evening, October 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. All were invited to go directly to Notre Dame Church, 268 Main St., Durham, to celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, October 6th at 11:00 a.m. Following her Mass, she was laid to rest in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield. Contributions in Rosanne's memory may be sent to Human Life International, www.hli.org
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Published by The Record-Journal from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2021.