Rosemarie (Ferrante) Phipps, 82, of Hopkinton, daughter of the late Dominic and Anna (Papaleo) Ferrante, passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton, surrounded by family. Born September 22, 1938 in Natick, MA, 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 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 3 loving children: Deborah Pennie and her husband, Robert of Millville, Michael Phipps and his fiancée, Debbie Brodeur of Mendon, Matthew Phipps and his wife, Heather of Lowell. She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Shannon Pennie, Brian Pennie, Derek Pennie, Samuel Phipps and Dominic Phipps, her sister Lorraine, life-long friend Mary Greenwood and Rosemarie’s long-time partner, Calvin Greenwood.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 1st from 4-7 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 2nd 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 Rd, Suite 206, Westborough Ma, 01581