A Private Mass of Christian Burial was July 24, 2020, at St. Catherine Oratory in Farming for Rosemary “Rosie” Rea, age 91, who passed peacefully, surrounded by her family  July 21 at Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Rosemary was born Oct. 9, 1928, in Farming Township, to William and Helena (Giesen) Silvers.  She married Mark Rea June 3, 1954, at St. Catherine’s in Farming. They resided in Farming and raised 10 children.

Rosemary was a registered nurse, enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting, and watching television. She was a member of Christian Mothers and Mission Society.   

She is survived by her children, Mary (John), Mark (Dia), Daniel (Dayna), Margaret (John), Janet, Laura, Robert (Karen), Eileen, Susan (Rick) and John; siblings Helen Maurer and William Silvers; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Mark; daughters Anne and Donna;  siblings Sister Lillian, OSF, Andrew Silvers, Robert Silvers, Ervin Silvers, Theodore Silvers, Hildegard Lauer and Raymond Silvers; grandsons John and Richard; and great-grandsons, Aiden and Rowan.

Thank you to the excellent staff at St. Cloud Hospital and a special thanks for her loving care provided by the staff at Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Memorials are preferred to St. Jude’s Hospital. 

Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.