Obituary of Marion Irene Rosa
Marion Irene (Cameron) Rosa of Niskayuna, New York, went home to the Lord on October 6, 2022. She was born July 11, 1930 in Delhi, New York, the daughter of Daniel Alexander and Mabel (Anderson) Cameron.
Marion was predeceased by her beloved husband of 73 years, Hugh Rosa, and her sister, Elaine Semple. Marion is survived by her children, Judith (Rosa) Fox (James) of Virginia Beach, VA; Kay (Rosa) Welch (William) of Charlton, NY; Mark Rosa (Deborah) of Virginia Beach, VA; seven grandchildren Kim Krasinski, Jamie Fox, Deidre Emerle, Brian Welch, Matt Rosa, Tara Rosa, Mark Daniel Rosa; twelve great-grandchildren, Jeffrie Heck, Meghan Krogh, Jessica Emerle, Josh Emerle, Kirsten Krasinski, Julia Krasinski, Chloe Fox, Lindsay Fox, Billy Welch, James Welch, Hartley Rosa, Adalyn Rosa; a nephew, Richard (Mary) Semple of Lakeland Florida, their children, Alexander and Kathleen and their families.
Marion graduated from Delaware Academy in Delhi, NY. Marion was married to Hugh Rosa in 1948 at Deep River, CT.
After living in Delhi for many years, Marion and Hugh moved to Tennessee in order for Hugh to complete his education. They then moved to Niskayuna, NY when Hugh went to work with General Electric. Marion was employed for many years by Carl Company – a family owned department store. She was a very successful buyer of Lingerie and Girls clothing for Carl Co, including several trips to the garment district in NYC, until she retired.
Marion was known to all as a tough, but always loving person. Her family always looked to her and Hugh as the guiding force and shining example of the way to treat others of all walks of life. Marion loved Turkey Hill vanilla bean ice cream, chicken sandwiches with lots of onion and mayo, gardening, hosting her extended family on major holidays, and riding in convertibles. When a warm day would come in February or March, Mr. Carl, who also loved his convertible, would call her and say he wanted to go to visit the branches. She was always game! Marion’s favorite holiday was Christmas; the family room was overflowing with packages, an equal number for each person, all in Carl Co. boxes. One year the name tags on the presents got mixed up. What fun ensued! She loved to play cards, Spite and Malice, Pinochle, Hearts, and Chinese Rummy, with her friends, children and grandchildren. She was an avid player of hearts on the internet. Marion loved baseball, which included watching the Yankees and watching her grandsons play. She always entered the lottery to win tickets to take her grandsons to Cooperstown for the Old Timers game. They attended quite a few games in Cooperstown as well as games at Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium and Fenway Park.
Marion was devoted to her beloved Hugh as well as to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and their spouses all of whom often visited and loved to spend time with her. Each could tell their unique story of what made these visits so special and memorable. From her unbelievable omelets, to telling her about your current events on the back porch, while enjoying a cup of tea and cookies, she was always there to nurture and listen. All will miss and remember her with special memories.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for the loving care given Marion at Glendale Home.
Funeral services will be held at Woodland Cemetery in Delhi, New York on October 10, 2022 at 1:00pm.
Memorial contributions may be made in Marion’s name to City Mission of Schenectady, 425 Hamilton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Rosa family.
To watch a recording of Marion's graveside service follow the link below.