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Obituary of Rose M. Raines
Rose M. Raines, 92, formerly of Bemus Point, NY, passed away Monday morning, July 29th, 2019 at Hultquist Place in Jamestown.
Rose was born on March 14th, 1927 in Ludlow, PA., a daughter of the late George and Anna Swerdon Fitzella.
Rose was a Bemus resident for most of her life, and a devout member of the St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Bemus Point, where she served as an active volunteer and member of the Altar & Rosary Society. Rose was a well-known member in the local community having worked for Loblaws Grocery Store during her early life, and later serving as a passionate member of the Bemus Point and Jamestown school district's cafeteria staffs.
Rose was a loving wife to her late husband Donald, and beloved mother to her children and grandchildren. One of Rose's greatest joys in life was spending quality time with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rose and Donald could often be found on the sidelines and in the seats of their grandchildren's various sporting events, dance recitals, theater productions, and family trips.
Surviving are four children: Jeffrey G. (Susan) Raines, Lynn M. (David) Weaver, Lori A. (Steve) Pullan and Brian A. Raines, all of Jamestown; four grandchildren: Christopher M. (Rachael) Weaver of Randolph, NY, Jennifer L. (Jason) Wade of Concord, NC, Matthew E. (Allyson) Raines of Lancaster, NY and Lindsay M. (Aubrey) Russell of Jamestown; four great-grandchildren: Riley Weaver, Jackson & Chase Wade, and Stella Rose Raines; a sister, Alice Alexander of Greensburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Donald Everett Raines, whom she married on August 18th, 1951 and who passed away on April 18th, 2008; two brothers: George and Michael Fitzella; and three sisters; Mary Nazzaro, Catherine Fitzella and Anne Anderson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3 at St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Bemus Point. The Rev. Todd Remick and Deacon Daniel Tyler will be celebrants. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 6:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary of Lourdes Parish, 41 Main St., Bemus Point, NY 14712; or the Lucille Ball Little Theater, 18 E. 2nd St., Jamestown, NY 14701.To send flowers to the family of Rose Raines, please visit Tribute Store
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