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Rosa Rua

ASHLEY FALLS — Rosa Rua, 85,  an excellent woman, mother, and friend died after a recent illness, June 28, 2010, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington.  

Rosa was born in Medellin, Colombia on April, 2, 1925. She came to the United States in 1996 to be with her children and grandchildren. For the past 12 years she divided her time  between North Canaan, and Ashley Falls,  where she helped raise her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her 12 sons and daughters, Antonio Arango, Ruth Arango, Diana Arango, Yeli Arango, Armando Arango, German Arango and Mario Arango, all of the United States, and Nelida Arango, Mary Arango, Elquin Arango, William Arango and Carlos Mario Arango, all of Colombia; 30 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Birches-Roy Funeral Home in Great Barrington. Her ashes will rest in peace in her natal city of Medellin.

We appreciate and want to express our gratitude to everyone, especially, Fairview Hospital, for their care of our mother and always doing the impossible to keep her with us as long as possible.

Although her presence is absent her warmth and love will always be present in our hearts.

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