Rosemarie Burrage

Rosemarie Burrage PhotoWESTFIELD – Rosemarie (Reagan) Burrage, 88, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was a lifelong resident of Westfield, 1943 graduate of Westfield High, and 1946 graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.
Rosemarie was a registered nurse and began her career with the Springfield VNA. She also worked as a private duty nurse and as a school nurse for Westfield Public Schools. She was a communicant of St Mary’s Church, Westfield and was a member of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary and Westfield Nurses’ Association. Rosemarie’s greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren especially enjoying her grandchildren’s sports, music, and dance events. Her favorite vacation was in Ogunquit and Wells, Maine where she, her husband Don and kids would spend a week each summer. The tradition has been ongoing for 50 years with children and grandchildren now enjoying special family time together. She was also very proud of her Irish heritage.
Rosemarie was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 1996 and leaves her children, Don (Laurie) Burrage, Betsy (Glyn) Standen, Patty (Mike) Lieppman, Mike (Nan) Burrage, Mary Hickson, Rosemary (Jimmy) Kane, Fran (Gina) Burrage and grandchildren, Kate (Rob) Bernier, Kara (Mark) Williams, Brie and Paige Standen, Mara and Lauren Lieppman, Mike Burrage Jr, Ryan and Daniel Hickson, James, Daniel (Lindsey), Courtney and Tim Kane, Nick, Joshua and Andrew Burrage, and 3 great-grandchildren. ,
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 10:30 a.m. in St Mary’s Church, Bartlett Street, Westfield. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday at the Robert E Cusack Funeral Home, 94 Main Street (Route 20), Westfield from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars. Robert E Cusack Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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