Condolences for Rosemary (Rosie) Geary O’Brien

Sharon Hightower posted on 1/30/16

Sympathy to the family. I was lucky to work with Rosie at Raymer. She was a very special lady. Students and staff loved her.


Judy Ringlein Windnagle posted on 1/29/16

Rosemary and her family were very special people in the Sunnyside/Northdale Toledo neighborhood. Her beautiful voice was one of the best moments of many wedding ceremonies, including mine.


Norma Carson posted on 1/29/16

My Sincerest Condolences, Norma (Sullivan) Carson, from an early years school friend in Point Edward God Bless ... A beautiful woman with the voice of an Angel, you sang at our Wedding on November 12, 1955.


David Spangenthal posted on 1/28/16

Rosemary was a beautifully talented and amazing friend. Ill never forget the summers at Utah Musical Theatre. Rosemary lit up the stage and our lives. God Bless you and your Family! xoxoxo Roemary!


Kathleen Sheets posted on 1/26/16

Over the years I wondered where Mrs O'Brien had gone after leaving Rosary Cathedral. I still remember the Do-Re-Mi song from Sound of Music that she taught us. I liked her so very much that I crocheted an edging onto a green hankie for her. That was back in 1964 or 1965. I was glad to hear that she did have children. She was a very special teacher. I don't remember her being with us for long, but she made an impression with her kindness. I think she had a way of making everyone feel special.


Doddie McCaffrey posted on 1/26/16

My sympathy to you Peter in the loss of your sister. A fierce lady full of compassion. Now it's her time to rest. Doddie McCaffrey (former Point Edward neighbour)


JOAN LANG posted on 1/25/16

My condolences to Kelly and Tim; Thanks Kelly for the message you sent advising that Rosie's life was ending. I have wonderful memoiries of her from our High School days at St. Pat's in Sarnia; we were in the same class and Glee Club together. It was always a joyful experience spending time with her. My last visit was 3 summers ago when I spent a week at Carolina Village and we had a ball and were on the go every day. I'm so thankful that I was able to make that trip. We also spoke frequently on the telephone. I will miss her. I can visualize her already directing the Angels' choir.


John Keyes posted on 1/25/16

A voice is stilled. Sad. So sad. John Keyes old classmate from St. Pat's in Sarnia. After so many years, we had a pleasant and lovely dinner in Hendersonville and Rosie lent us her condo for the night. We talked on the phone thereafter. Always, she was upbeat. She's someone to be missed.


Peter Kulich posted on 1/25/16

To the VOICE of OLM and St Pats, you have taken your final standing ovation now may you REST IN PEACE in GOD'S HOME.


ellen graves posted on 1/25/16

Condolences to her family. I am your old neighbor's cousin (Julie Geoffrion Peace). I remember as a child her playing the piano and singing. I also remember your parent's Ford Thunderbird convertible. I was in in awe of that car as a child. I will always remember her smiling face. My deepest condolences to both of you and your family.


Gina M. Calcamuggio Bosco posted on 1/25/16

This magical, musical woman was a major light in my life and my heart aches at the news of her passing. More than an elementary music teacher--she represented a promise of everything music can be in our lives. Her blonde piano stood as strong, hopeful and warm as her voice rang out when leading us in a song. Her music room as inviting and exciting as the twinkle in her eyes and the hugs you could count on when you needed them. The lyrics to songs in her perfect, joyful handwriting graced the walls of the classroom and were as clear and easy to understand as the music she taught me how to read. I looked forward to her class like it was Christmas once a week. For everything pure and good that a child adores in a magical teacher---I say without hesitation that I loved her. She helped me find my voice and helped her students find so much joy in music. Thank you, Mrs. O'Brien, for the Rainbow Connection, for teaching us to "lift every voice and sing" and "thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing! Thank you for the music--for bringing it to me."


Lorrie Herdman-Vermett posted on 1/25/16



Lorrie Herdman-Vermett posted on 1/25/16

I Loved Mrs O'Brien... She was such a Sweet Lady.. And An Awesome Music Teacher. I Enjoyed Music Class with her, She made it fun!! RIP Mrs O'Brien


Bill and Theresa Romp posted on 1/25/16

Kelly and Tim, We extend our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time of your mother's passing. My wife and I first met Rosemary when your father and I worked together for Francis I. Dupont. She was a spirited and talented woman. We're so happy to have seen her perform her memorable role in Nunsense. Our thoughts will be with you as you gather to remember and celebrate her life. May she rest in peace.


Debbie Martin Whitmore posted on 1/25/16

I always remember going to music everyday at Raymer Elementary School Mrs O'Brien was my favorite music teacher she always had her way of me learning music from playing the triangle to singing with my best voice I could do and taught all the music notes I still have some of the music memories today and told my kids all about my time in Elementary School thanks for the music you will be missed and never forgotten


Jason & Emily Geary posted on 1/25/16

Tim & Kelly, we were so sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. She was absolutely one of a kind; just an incredible human being. She will be missed. We will be thinking of you all over the comings weeks and months.


Ken Moszkowicz and Paulette Rudnicki Moszkowicz posted on 1/24/16

Deepest sympathy to Kelly and Tim. Your Mother's beautiful voice will always come to mind whenever we hear "Evergreen". She sang it at our wedding 37 years ago. May she rest in peace! From former Northdale neighbors.


Kay Bahna posted on 1/24/16

From her beautiful blue eyes, her hearty laugh and her mischievous smile, Rosie was a true Irish lass . I was fortunate to be the accompanist for the Regina Coeli Choir for many years, and accompanied Rosie when she sang at weddings. The choir belonged to Rosie and she was ours! No one could sing " Danny Boy" like Rosie, and made the lyrics in songs extra special! She rests now in peace and her wonderful voice joins the Angels' choirs. Prayers for all, Kay Bahna


Kay Bahna posted on 1/24/16

From her beautiful blue eyes, her hearty laugh and mischievous smile, Rosie was a true Irish lass. I was lucky to accompany the Regina Coeli Choir for many years and to accompany Rosie when she sang at weddings. No one could sing "Danny Boy" like Rosie! The choir belonged to her and she belonged to us. She now rests in peace and her wonderful voice is raised to God in heaven. Prayers for all, Kay Bahna


Jim Beehan posted on 1/24/16

Peter Geary and Family, So sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. She was a beautiful person who had an infectious smile and always saw the glass half full. She loved life to the fullest and took such great interest in how other people were making out. We were so fortunate to have met her and experienced her warmth and sincerity. Jim & Margaret Ann Beehan ( Peter's brother and sister-in-law)


Lynn Nichols posted on 1/24/16

Rosie was truly a light shining in the darkness, a joy to all who came within her radiant circle., the embodiment of love. I was privileged to have known her.


Peter and Eleanor Geary posted on 1/24/16

We so loved you Rosie, and will always treasure the wonderful times we spent together in Toledo, Hendersonville, and here in Newfoundland. R.I. P. Dear one.


RICHARD & MARILYN INGALSBE posted on 1/22/16



RICHARD & MARILYN INGALSBE posted on 1/22/16




Willie Johnson posted on 1/22/16

Rosie was a dear joy to many of us here at Carolina Village and will be missed. Now, she joins the great voices in the heavenly choir.


stephanie hanel-seitz posted on 1/22/16

i was fortunate enough to be one, of many, students @ Henderson Carole. there was no one that would match Rosie'd enthusiasm, & winning spirit. Hendersonville, along with anyone that meet Rosie, will be as a great loss. god is welcoming Rosie in his gates. peace & love; stephanie