WALLINGFORD — Rosemary A. “Rosie” Hughes, a longtime Naugatuck resident, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Masonicare of Wallingford.
Rosie was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Presque Isle, Maine, the daughter of the late Arden and Mary (White) Jordan. She was a 1963 graduate of Naugatuck High School and had been employed by Country 92.5 radio for many years, where she was known as “Radio Rosie.”
Rosie is survived by her sons, Gary and his wife, Michelle, of Naugatuck, and Bert and his wife, Heather, of Middlebury; her niece, Dawn Andersen-Seaman of West Simsbury; her grandchildren, Kylie, Kaylynn, Zachary, Skyler and Cole, as well as her great-nieces and great-nephews, Blair, Shelby, Michael and William. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Griffin, as well as her beloved cat, Sunny.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., with a service of remembrance at 7 p.m. Before passing, Rosie’s request was “If you have anything purple, wear it.” Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Southington, CT 06489.
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