Rose RemavichMarch 31, 2017
West Springfield- Rose (Rodriguez) Remavich, 82, longtime resident of Kerry Lane passed away peacefully on Friday surrounded by her family. Rose was born on October 25, 1934 in New York City to the late Jesus and Adele (Arizmendi) Rodriguez. Rose was the first in her family to go to college and earned a degree from SUNY Oswego and a Master’s from Westfield State College. Rose taught in the Huntington, NY and West Springfield school districts for 33 years. She had a lifelong passion for learning, reading and traveling. She enjoyed her friends in various book groups and the Pig Out Club. After retiring from teaching, she volunteered her time with the Springfield and West Springfield libraries as well as the Sisters of St. Joseph at Mont Marie in Holyoke. Rose was predeceased by her beloved husband of 44 years, Albert Remavich in 2001. She is survived by her sons Chris and his wife Patti of Cumberland, RI and Michael and his wife Susan of Framingham, MA. She was a wonderful grandmother (Boop-Boop) to Kayleigh, Katherine, Andrew and Matthew. Rose is survived by her siblings Mary Rodriguez, Joseph Rodriguez and his wife Annette, Sam Rodriguez and his wife Jenny, Carmen Goodnight, Ruby Rodriguez, and Genaro Brignoni, and her sisters-in-law, Lucy and Margarita Rodriguez. She was predeceased by her siblings Gene, Gladys, Caesar, Celestino, Adele and Johnny. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and their children as well as many friends. Calling hours for Rose will be Thursday from 4-7 PM at TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 Westfield Street, West Springfield. The funeral will be Friday 11:45 AM at the funeral home, followed by at 12:45 PM by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 47 Pine Street, West Springfield. Burial to follow at 2 PM at the MA Veteran’s Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, 577 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104 or the charity of your choice in Rose’s name, so they may care and comfort others.