Douglas C. Rosenholm

Date of Passing:

April 21, 2020

Rosenholm, Douglas C., 58, of County Street, Seekonk, MA, died unexpectedly at home on April 21, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Cheryl L. (Silva) Rosenholm.

Born in Providence, a son of the late William H. and Doris G. (DeMello) Rosenholm, he lived in Seekonk for 19 years.

Mr. Rosenholm was a firefighter for the Providence Fire Department for 25 years before retiring as a lieutenant in 2017.

Douglas was a graduate of East Providence High School Class of 1980. He was a guitar player and avid music lover and especially loved the Beatles. A sports enthusiast, he was a devoted New England Patriots fan and would never miss a game. He was always looking to make people laugh and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Mr. Rosenholm served in the United States Coast Guard.

Besides his wife of twenty one years, he is survived by a son, Tyler D. Rosenholm of Providence; a daughter, Taylor L. Rosenholm of Seekonk, MA; two sisters, Susan Rosenholm of Cape Cod and Pamela Patterson of Smithfield; a brother, Brent Cofrancesco of New Jersey and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late William Rosenholm.

His funeral service will be private. A Celebration of his Life will be held at an appropriate future date.

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  1. I can’t believe it’s been a year buddy,think of you often. Wishing we had one more day to get together. Always thought tomorrow would be there and then it wasn’t. Miss your humor your music watching patriots kick ass, black sambuca shots. but most your company. Till we meet again buddy. Nothing but love.

  2. Took me awhile to drum up the courage to say goodbye. Yesterday I lost another life long friend. So how’s the time I guess. My all time favorite memory of Doug is when Greg F, Eddie G and I drove to Cape May , NJ to bring him back from Coast Guard boot camp via Atlantic City. Won $20 in the lobby. Paid our tolls all the way back home. I’ll always keep you in my prayers.

  3. Sorry to hear of your loss. We enjoyed the time we spent together with you and Doug shopping for and planting the cocoplum plants for the living fence between your property and ours at your Venice Florida residence.

  4. Our hearts go out to Cheryl, Taylor, Tyler and to the Rosenholm and SIlva families.
    We hope that happy memories bring peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    RIP Doug

    With love, sympathy and friendship,
    MaryAnn and Bruce

  5. Watching The Three Stooges after school and your unique Curly impression! Hanging out listening to the Beatles so many memories of our childhood but these two lasted a lifetime if I hear a Beatles song or see The Three Stooges I think of you and smile! Heavy heart for your family and friends sending prayers to all of you.
    Godspeed Dougie!

  6. Doug was the life of the party, he had a nick name for all of us! Doug left his mark on everyone who knew him. The thought of Doug always brings a smile to my face, so many fond memories! My dear friend R.I.P. To the family our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences

  7. I grew up with Dougie from kindergarten at Oldham through graduation at EP. I remember being at recess in kindergarten and he ran up to me and kissed me, I scratched his face and he ran away. At the last class reunion I went to we sat at the same table and laughed over the memories. I pray his family and friends find comfort in their memories. My heart is heavy with sadness.

  8. My condolences to the Family. I remember playing baseball with Doug on Anthony’s Salon. We had some great times. I’m grateful to have known you.
    My prayers are being said for your soul Brother! ??❤

  9. I knew Doug, my niece Cheryl’s husband, from family gatherings. Good natured…..devoted family guy. Peace.

  10. I had so many good times with Doug. Little league on Anthony’s Salon. Basketball for years at Newman Church. He was a wonderful long time friend that will be missed. God bless you Doug and your family.

  11. I was saddened to here that a good friend of mine passed away. Doug was a good friend and a great person. My heart goes out to his wife, family, sisters, and brother. We had a lot of good times growing up together. You will truly be missed.

  12. Doug i charged my battery because i had so much to say, an now im at a lost for words. You walk into that fire station introduced your self an the rest is history, we made history, an some times we were history. My frend we helped bring life into this world, an there were times when we were the last voice someone heard. Our score card was something to be proud of. Doug there are those that wish they would have said or did something, but we all know that you cant get time back. I dont have to live with regrets or spent time wishing. So my frend ill say good bye for now. Oh I will go on missing you an there will be those times we’ll talk. Once in awhile ill get mad an ask you why. Hey you got to meet John Lennon first. So HOMES, that nick name you so lovenly gave me . I thank you for it all. an we’ll some where down the road.

  13. Cheryl, Pam, family, Sorry for your loss , no words can express how we feel. Doug will be remembered fondly and also remember his humor. All of you are remembered in our prayers.

  14. I’m glad I knew you Doug. You were the only “little guy”, who could take me down single handed, when we played football! You’re a great guy, I’ll never forget you.

  15. So sorry for your loss

  16. Doug was my brother in law and was always the one that made us all laugh. I’ve known Doug since I was a teenager and being around him was always a good time. My daughter will miss the funny banter she had with him. He will be forever in our hearts and not far from our thoughts.

  17. Way to soon, rest in Peace Doug, cousin Peter.

  18. We shared so much of our lives together as couples, so many good memories. You two were always there for sherry and I,words can’t express the love. I’ll carry nothing but good memories Doug all the laughs and crazy times. Love ya buddy.

  19. What can I say… I knew Dougie Rosenholm my whole life. Oldham Elementary School, Riverside Jr. High, and E.P. High. He lived in my neighborhood and we grew up together. Doug was smart, kind, funny, handsome, and a gentleman. My family knew him and his family. I haven’t seen him in many years, but I will carry a lot of fond memories of him with me. I offer my deepest sympathies to his family. I hope they know that Dougie will be remembered as a wonderful guy by his many friends, both near and far.

  20. I echo what Keith said too many wonderful memories to list. Doug had such a great wit he always kept everyone laughing.
    We will all miss you Doug. God Bless you and your family.

  21. You helped me get back to playing again. Will always have memories of the band. You made a difference. R.I.P. DUG.

  22. Life at Allens ave E13 and R1 with you was a time for sure RIP MY Friend

  23. One of my oldest friends – too many memories to think about – pool, ping pong, cornhole, Patriots…gone too soon.

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