Joan S. Rosener

Date of Passing:

June 1, 2016

Rosener, Joan S., wife of the late Alfred L. Rosener Jr., passed away Wednesday June 1, 2016, at Hope Hospice & Pallative Care of RI (Philip Hulitar Center), surrounded by family members.

Born on February 11, 1928, in Newark, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Eva Sternrich.

A long-time resident of Barrington, Rhode Island, Mrs. Rosener was active in community organizations, including the Cub Scouts and the Republican Town Committee, and she volunteered at The Miriam Hospital. She was an ardent supporter of the YMCA and its swimming team, on which her three sons competed. She had an eye for the arts, whether, painting, interior decorating, assembling an ensemble of jewelry, or simply dressing herself for the day’s pleasures ahead.

Mrs. Rosener will be long remembered as that funny lady who could engage in opinionated conversation with anyone who would listen on trains and planes, at the finest restaurants, in her favorite Eats Restaurant and Newport Creamery, or in the living room of Atria Bay Spring, where she lived until the time of her death. She turned her artistic talents into a vocation, working for many years at the Square Peg in Warren, RI, leaving her mark on the antique collecting community.

Mrs. Rosener’s true love was her family. A mother of three boys, Andrew L. of Barrington, RI, Thomas J. of Centerville, VA and James D. of New York City, NY. Mrs. Rosener enjoyed the company of her sons, daughters-in-law Katheryn, Ann and Sue, as well as her seven grandchildren, Andrew L. Jr., Lindsay F., Theresa J., William L., Daniel A., Robert A. and Allison C. and four great grandchildren, Eva, Sarah, Mila and Joseph. In addition to her husband Alfred, she was predeceased by her sister Marion Davis.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Swan Point Cemetery Chapel, Blackstone Blvd., Providence. Interment will follow in the Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Hope Hospice & Pallative Care of RI (Philip Hulitar Center), 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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