Rose Ann (Flowers) Grafton

June 4, 2016

Rose Ann (Flowers) Grafton

ROSE ANN (FLOWERS) GRAFTON – in Reading, formerly of Woburn. Beloved wife of the late Charles Grafton. Devoted mother of Terri Macdonald, her husband Tom and Linda R. Grafton all of Reading. Dear sister of the late Marie, Frank, Louis, Philip Flowers, Theresa Carchide and Josephine DuLong. Loving “Nunnie” of Kimberlee Clarkson and husband Daniel, of Reading, Brian Macdonald, his wife Danielle of Tewksbury, Jaimelyn Raposa, her husband Jason of Wilmington and great “Nunnie” of Emily and Allyssa Clarkson, Molly, Shea and Kiley Macdonald, Lorraina, Aidan, and Makaela Raposa. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, June 9th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St.Margaret’s Church, Winn Street, Burlington, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday 5-7 p.m.. Remembrances in Rose’s memory may be made to the Mission of Deeds, 6 Chapin Ave., Reading, MA 01867.

OBITUARY:

Rose Ann (Flowers) Grafton passed away at the Winchester Hospital after a lengthy illness. The beloved wife of the late Charles Grafton, she was ninety four years of age.

A life long resident of Woburn, Rose was born to the late Philip and Anna (Gangi) Flowers. Raised and educated in Woburn Rose was brought up in the Hammond Square section of the city, attended Woburn Schools and was a graduate of Woburn High School with the Class of 1938. Following high school Rose began working at Beggs and Cobbs in Winchester where she was introduced to Charlie Grafton. That was the beginning of a life long journey that spanned over fifty five years, of which fifty three years as husband and wife.

They brought two daughters into the world, making their home in the Green Street section of the city, where they remained until eight years ago when Rose decided to move to Reading to be closer to her family

After her children began school she returned to the working world and secured a position at an electro plating company in Woburn, as an Administrative Assistant. Rose remained there for close to forty years, retiring at seventy four and loved every day!

Roses’ favorite room in the house was the kitchen! Her culinary expertise in was unbelievable! She was masterful with any Italian dish, but the all time favorite of many was her eggplant parmesan.

Being “Nunnie” to her grandchildren gave her great pleasure. At all the family gatherings, pool parties and holidays she thoroughly enjoyed all the time spent with her daughters, favorite son in law and grandchildren!. When the grandchildren would come to visit, which was rather frequent, the joy was immeasurable.

A very strong willed, decisive and independent woman, Rose’s life was full. Her faith, her family and her great love of both sustained her for ninety four good years.

Sadly Rose was predeceased by her parents, her husband Charles and siblings Marie, Frank, Louis, Philip Flowers, Theresa Carchide and Josephine DuLong.

She is lovingly survived by her children Terri Macdonald, her husband Tom and Linda R. Grafton all of Reading, her beloved grandchildren Kimberlee Clarkson and husband Daniel, of Reading, Brian Macdonald, his wife Danielle of Tewksbury, Jaimelyn Raposa, her husband Jason of Wilmington and great “Nunnie” of Emily and Allyssa Clarkson, Molly, Shea and Kiley Macdonald, Lorraina, Aidan, and Makaela Raposa. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, June 9th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St.Margaret’s Church, Winn Street, Burlington, at 10. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Wednesday 5-7 p.m.. Remembrances in Rose’s memory may be made to the Mission of Deeds, 6 Chapin Ave., Reading, MA 01867.

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  1. Linda, I was sorry to hear about your mom. I fondly remember her during our school years at St. Charles. Lynda (Farrow) Peitzsch

  2. Dear Terri:
    I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your Mom and feel great sorrow for your loss and that of your sister, plus Tom and all the children. I know this has been a difficult time during your Mom’s long illness. You can take solace in the fact that you did everything possible for her and you lovingly sacrificed for years for her. Rose had two wonderful daughters.

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