1923 Rose 2009

Rose Branch

July 7, 1923 — March 14, 2009

Rose M. Branch, 85, of Pugh Rd., Morrisville, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009 at her home.
She was born July 7, 1923 in Oswayo, PA, a daughter of the late Oland and Mary French Gardner. She received her early education in Morrisville schools and received her L.P.N. from SUNY, Morrisville. She had worked at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton until her retirement. On January 3, 1942, Rose married George H. Branch in Fabius, NY. He predeceased her on December 30, 1987.
Mrs. Branch was a communicant of St. Joan of Arc Church in Morrisville. For many years, she was a volunteer for the Senior Companion Program in private homes, at the Gerrit Smith Infirmary, and later at the Crouse Community Center. She was a former member of the Willow Glen Rebekah Lodge of Eaton, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post #54 of Munnsville.
Surviving are a daughter, Diane Branch of Morrisville; a son, Bruce Branch of Oneida; daughter-in-law, Sharon Branch of Morrisville; sister-in-law, Hilda Gardner of Wellsville, NY; brother-in-law, William “Bill” Snow of Newark, NY; grandchildren, Sandy and Dougie Marshall of Munnsville; Mrs. Gerald (Dee) Branch, Jr. of Morrisville; Robin Branch and Don Staelens of Earlville; Kimberly Branch of Morrisville; great-grandchildren, Meghan, Douglas and Erin Marshall, Nicholas and Kayla Branch, Alex and Sara Staelens, Zachary and Zane Bogue; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Gerald Branch, Sr., a grandson, Gerald Branch, Jr., a great-grandson, Shawn Branch, two brothers, Roland Gardner and Oland Gardner, Jr., and two sisters, Dorothy Graham and Pauline Snow.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, March 18, 2009 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville, followed by interment in the Peterboro Cemetery, Peterboro, NY.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 AM until the time of the service.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Morrisville Fire Department, PO Box 244, Morrisville, NY 13408; or to the American Diabetes Association, 356 North Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sunny Nelson and her staff, and Rose’s special angels from public health.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Starts at 1:00pm

Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc. Morrisville, NY

31 Cedar Street, Morrisville, NY 13408

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