Putnam, CT – Rosemary Roy, 86, of Woodstock Avenue, formerly of Liberty Highway, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 after a brief illness. Rosemary was born December 7, 1935 in Putnam CT, the daughter of the late Adelard Roy and Viola (Murray) Spaulding.
Rosemary was a 1954 graduate of Putnam High School. She worked at Gerber Scientific and was a designer for Stanadyne Automotive Corporation for many years prior to her first retirement. Once “retired,” she worked for a number of years at the Home Depot in several departments (her favorite being tools) and was climbing ladders at work into her early 80’s – even when told she should stay closer to the ground. Rosemary was also a skilled artist, carpenter and woodworker and could draw, build, and/or fix, most anything.
Rosemary was a free spirit who traveled across the country on her own and truly lived life on her own terms. She was a friend to creatures big and small and rescued many pets over the years; all of them becoming her family. She was filled with compassion and would never hesitate to lend a helping hand to an animal or friend in need.
Rosemary is survived by several nieces and nephews, wonderful friends, extended family members, and her three cats. She also leaves her second family, Pauline Dina, Debra Keeler, Donna McGowen, Steve Adamczyk, Alex Dina, and her “little clown,” Alexis Dina-Conte, to whom she will always be “Mimi.” She was predeceased by her siblings June, Shirley, Joyce, Robert, Sonny, Donald, and Eugene as well as her dear friend, Al Dina.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Rosemary's memory to your local animal shelter.
A Celebration of Rosemary’s Life will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street Webster, MA.
A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may offer condolences, share fond memories, or light a candle in remembrance of Rosemary.