Obituary for Rosemary Neville
THE CASEY FAMILY IS HONORED TO BE ASSISTING AND CARING FOR THE FAMILY OF ROSEMARY NEVILLE.
OAKVILLE - Rosemary Margaret Neville age 90 of Oakville passed away peacefully at her home on November 15, 2017 surrounded by the love and comfort of her family after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of William T. Neville.
Rosie was born on June 2, 1927 in Waterbury, CT the daughter of the late John and Mary Murphy. After graduating from Sacred Heart High School, Rosie married the love of her life, William T. Neville. They have been happily married for 68 years and have resided in Oakville for the past 62 years. Despite not having children of their own, Rosie and Billy successfully raised 8 children, 17 grandchildren, and many, many great grandchildren. Their home was always open to the Lynch clan, who were fortunate to live next door to them. She was an avid reader, Scrabble, chess, and pinnacle player, usually completing at least 3 crossword puzzles a day, including the New York Times Sunday crossword. She was well versed in politics and her humor and intelligence were well known to all who knew her.
Rosie’s family wishes to extend its gratitude to Jennifer Meade RN, Paula Lynch RN, and Joanne Parker NHA, as well as the staff and doctors at Vitas Hospice. We especially want to thank Shantay Watkins, Mary Lynch, and Nora Basher for their compassion and kindness in caring for our Rosie.
Besides her dedicated and beloved husband William T. Neville, Rosie is survived by her brother William Murphy and her nephew Patrick Murphy of Torrington, her niece Marci Masi (Andy) of Wolcott, and her nephew Frederick Gavigan of Bristol in addition to many friends and extended family members who all played a very important role in Rosie’s care and survival over the past several years.
Funeral services for Mrs. Neville will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main St Oakville, CT has been entrusted to assist the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.