Rosemarie L. Furbish

March 31, 1921 - January 27, 2017

Service Date: February 1, 2017

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Febuary 1st. from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Committal prayers and burial will be later in the spring at Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford.

Rosemarie L. Furbish, 95, passed away on January 27, 2017, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

Rosemarie was born on March 31, 1921 in West Point, New York the daughter of George E. and Emma Reckords. She grew up in West Point and enjoyed telling stories of her childhood.

In 1936, she moved with her family to Sanford where she met the love of her life, Roscoe Furbish in 1942 and married him in 1945. Rosemarie was a valued employee of H.D. Goodall Hospital in the cafeteria for over 20 plus years. She loved cooking and was famous within the family for her congo squares and apple pies.

Rosemarie enjoyed going to the ocean or spending the day at one of the beautiful lakes in the area. She was a talented seamstress and made many of her children’s clothes when they were young. She also spent many happy hours quilting and working on delicate embroidery pieces. Rosemarie traveled to various places, but two of her most memorable trips were to St. Martin Island in the Caribbean with her husband Roscoe. Rosemarie always had a smile on her face and was a kind and gracious person. Her happiest times were spent with her family enjoying their company and having fun.

Rosemarie will be missed by her family, but find comfort knowing that she has been reunited with her beloved husband, Roscoe and her granddaughter, Stacey Lemay.

She is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl Furbish of Miami, Florida and Sharon Goodale and her partner, Paul Shepard of Sanford; her three grandsons, Todd (Ivette) M. Furbish of Coral Springs, Florida; and Allan Goodale and Dillon Shepard of Sanford; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Committal prayers and burial will be held later in the spring at Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford.

With Rosemarie’s love of animals, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Animal Welfare Society, P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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