HOPKINTON, MA: Josephine (Liberatore) Rose, 92, a lifelong Framingham resident before moving to Hopkinton in 2017, died peacefully Dec. 28, 2018 at home surrounded by loving family. She was the wife of the late Edwin J. "Eddie" Rose, Sr. who died in 1982.
Born in Framingham, she was a daughter of the late Sisto and Mariana (Viglioni) Liberatore. A graduate of Framingham High School with the Class of 1944, she most recently worked as a receptionist for Zymark Corp. in Hopkinton. An avid fan of Elvis, she will be remembered by her family as a loving mother, gracious wife, creative seamstress, certified nurses aide, receptionist, cook and baker, a loyal friend, jokester and comedian, a collector of all things, a storyteller, and a bathing suit model. Mrs. Rose spent much of her time residing in Nashville, TN, where a memorial service is planned for a later date.
Josephine is survived by a son Ed Rose and his wife Susan of Oxford, MA., a daughter: Linda Rose of Nashville, TN; four grandchildren: Amy Rose, Joel Rose, Gabriela Rose-Tamkin, and Kaniel Rose-Tamkin; three great grandchildren: Kaylie Rose, Courtney Rose, and Celia Rose-Tamkin; a brother: Richard Liberatore in New Jersey and many other nieces, nephews cousins and friends. She was predeceased by a great granddaughter: Laylani Rose-Tamkin and many close relatives.
A memorial gathering will take place at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1319 Adams St., Nashville, TN on Saturday, February 9 from 3:30 to 5 PM. Thank you if you can attend to celebrate her humor, perseverance, and life.
Visiting hours were Wednesday January 2, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday January 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverly St., (Rte. 135) Framingham. In addition to the funeral Mass, relatives and friends were also invited to a memorial service on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Fairview Estates, 132 East Main Street, Hopkington, MA.
Flowers are welcome, but the family also suggests memorial gifts be made in her name to St. Tarcisius Parish, 562 Waverly St., Framingham, MA. 01702. For memorial page, please visit: boylebrothers.com.