Gertrude Rose (Crewe)
December 03, 2012
Gertrude (Rudie) passed away on December 3, 2012. Born on June 3, 1925,
she was 87 years old. She is predeceased by her wonderful parents,
Charles and Gertrude Crewe. They gave Gertrude and her siblings a
wholesome and enriching home life in Sandyville, a small coastal
fishing village in Newfoundland, Canada. Gertrude grew up with her
loving family growing all their own vegetables, doing their own berry
picking, tending to their cows, horse, sheep and hens. As a child, she
would go out with her dad to help him pull up lobster pots and salmon
nets. She would also take a small homemade sled led by a horse and load
it up with birch wood. They would saw it, store it and have birch wood
burning in their hall stove to keep them warm and cozy all winter long.
What wonderful childhood memories she always held close in her heart.
Gertrude is predeceased by her husband, Guy Rose, whom she married in
1950 when she came to Boston. Devoted mother to Gloria Rose Godfrey of
Wisconsin, Douglas and Barbara of Dorchester and Stephen of Quincy.
Adoring and sweet grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 7 great
grandchildren. Pre-deceased by 3 sons, Bobby, Max and Richie. Sister of
Douglas Crewe and his wife, Ada of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Sister-in-law of Phil Saunders of Newfoundland and Barbara Rose of
Weymouth. Predeceased by two loving sisters, Molly and Melita.
Gertrude was loved by all for being so kind and good in the most humble
of ways. Her simple and heartfelt acts of thoughtfulness will never be
forgotten by anyone who knew her. She will always be remembered for
being an angel on earth.
If desired, donations can be made in her memory to the Salvation Army, Red Kettle Fund, 25 Shawmut Avenue, Canton, MA 02021
Funeral services will be held at Wollaston Congregational Church, 48
Winthrop Avenue, Quincy on Friday, December 7 at 10am. Relatives and
friends kindly invited. Visiting hours to be held on Thursday, December
6 from 4-8pm at the Scally & Trayers Funeral Home, 54 Pleasant
Street, Dorchester. Internment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.
My Mother, they call her "Rose" - Letter in praise of her mother, written by daughter Barbara Duggan and published in UC News in early November 2012.
Letters submitted in response to Barbara's letter also in praise of the woman everyone called Rose.
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Posted: December 5, 2012
Nancy J Conrad