Norman L. Rose











July 1, 2014

Norman L. Rose, 80 of Boynton Beach, Florida passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Noreen C. (Cadogan) Rose.  Born in Warren, he was a son of the late Jesse and Berthe (Morency) Rose.  Mr. Rose was a Telecommunications Engineer for Siemens Corporation before he retired.  He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Norm started out life with bright red hair, which earned him the nickname Red.  He enjoyed many passions, the memory of which we hope will keep his spirit alive. Red loved fishing and the challenge of hitting a trout on the nose with a fly.  He taught every grandchild to be patient while watching a bobber. Red loved woodworking and making things for others like a clock, a table, a carved Santa or a whirligig. He was an accomplished magician, and enjoyed thrilling the crowd with illusions, whether the crowd was a filled auditorium, a TV audience, or one of his kid’s birthday parties.  He never shied away from tackling a good crossword as he and Noreen conquered the crossword daily.  One of Red’s greatest passions was the annual 4th of July clambake.  Red was the bake-master for decades of clambakes in Rhode Island, which the entire family looked forward to all year. He even took on the role of inventor as evidenced by patent # US4029907A. In addition to all of this, Red was an artist with stained glass, and loved water color painting on the Cape. Red was a good neighbor as well, becoming the essential handyman at his church and in his neighborhood, caring for the welfare of others. Most of all, Red enjoyed being a good father and husband.   The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother, and Red certainly took care of that.  He will be greatly missed.  Red is reunited with his parents and his brother, and his spirit is carried on by his wife, his three children, and his eight grandchildren, and an extended family of relations and friends from his many walks of life.  Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Eileen M. Rose and her husband Jim Johnston of Franklin, Ma. and Laureen R. McClure and her husband Steve of Mableton, Georgia, one son, Ron Rose and his wife Paula of Essex, Vermont, one sister, Doris DiOrio of Bristol, one brother, Dennis Rose of Seekonk and eight grandchildren, Patrick, Timothy, Nicholas, Caroline, Tessa, James, Spencer and Celia.  He was the brother of the late Ronnie Rose.  His funeral and visitation will be held on Saturday at 8:30 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial with Military honors will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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