Rosemarie Phipps, 82, of Hopkinton passed away June 28 at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton, surrounded by family. Born Sept. 22, 1938, in Natick, she was a longtime resident of Framingham and Hopkinton.
Rosemarie worked hard her whole life at many jobs, retiring from Keefe Technical school so she could spend more time with family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Not a day went by that she did not speak to one or many of her loved ones. She loved to travel with her family, especially to see Nubble Light, listen to and sing music, as she did in the St. Tarcisius choir, and be with her family and friends on holidays. In her spare time she enjoyed cross-stitching, ceramics and reading, and she attended every Boston Marathon from her front yard in Hopkinton for over 20 years. Her ever-spoken mantra “Make the memories” defined her life.
She is survived by her three loving children, Deborah Pennie and husband Robert of Millville, Michael Phipps and fiancée Debbie Brodeur of Mendon, and Matthew Phipps and wife Heather of Lowell. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Shannon Pennie, Brian Pennie, Derek Pennie, Samuel Phipps and Dominic Phipps, her sister Lorraine, lifelong friend Mary Greenwood, and Rosemarie’s longtime partner, Calvin Greenwood.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 1, from 4-7 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s church in Holliston. Burial will be held at St. Tarcisius Cemetery in Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosemarie’s name may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Road, Suite 206, Westborough, MA 01581.