VOL. 18  ISSUE NO. 52   |    DECEMBER 26, 2012 – JANUARY 1, 2013

DECEMBER 26, 2012


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Rosemarie Ann (Rosselli) Connery

Rosemarie Ann (Rosselli) Connery, 76, loving wife of 40 years of William Patrick Connery (d. June 24, 2002), passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Dec. 18 in her home in Carefree.

Rose, as she was affectionately known by so many, spent most of her life in Massachusetts where she leaves cherished family and friends.  Born April 28, 1936 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Thomas and Mary (Scopa) Rosselli, Rose moved to Arizona in 1999 with her husband, Bill and called the desert 'home' for the last 13 years. Rose attended Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree where she was a faithful crafter - volunteering her time, culinary skills and creativity to raise monies for various charities. After her husband's passing in 2002, she became an active volunteer with Foothills Caring Corps where she was much loved and appreciated by the staff, the volunteers, and those she would visit or call on the phone to provide friendship and encouragement.

Rose is survived by her four daughters, Jeanette Begin (Manchester, NH), Patricia Connery (Maynard, MA), Katherine Connery Baltins (Milwaukee, WI) and Joyce Connery Shaw (Gainesville, VA). She will be cherished always as a loving grandmother to Rebecca Rose and Sarah Elizabeth Begin (Manchester, NH) and Jonathan Daniel, Christina Renee, and Ashley Nicole Shaw (Gainesville, VA) as well as a loving mother-in-law to Don Shaw.

Service and reception was held Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Road, Carefree, AZ 85377 (480-488-2081 / www.ctlcarefree.org). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Foothills Caring Corps, Inc., PO Box 831, Carefree, AZ 85377.