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Rosemary Ellen ‘Rose’ (Ezersky) Ralph

LAKEVILLE — Rosemary Ellen “Rose” (Ezersky) Ralph, 69, of 15 Indian Mountain Road, passed away July 29, 2022, at Danbury Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of Stanley J. Ralph.  Rosemary and Stanley were married for 50 years.  Rosemary was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 5, 1952, daughter of the late William and Mary (O’Shaughnessy) Ezersky.

Rosemary had worked as a school bus driver for Region One for seventeen years.  After that time she worked for The Lakeville Journal in the mail room and as a driver.  While not driving either her bus or her paper route Rosemary enjoyed watching the many wild birds that visited her yard and doing word search puzzles.  However, her greatest passion was her family.  Rosemary was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

In addition to her husband Stanley, Rosemary is survived by her daughter Denise Ralph and her significant other Sheldon Swart, both of Lakeville and her granddaughter Taylor Swart, also of Lakeville.  She is also survived by her two brothers Jim Ezersky of Cleveland, Ohio and Pat Ezersky of Lakeville; her sister Laura Wheeler of New York.  Rosemary was predeceased by her son Matthew J. Ralph in 1999.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday August 6, 2022, at 11:00 am in the Mountain View Cemetery Sand Road, Canaan, Connecticut.  Calling hours will be held on Friday August 5, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home 118 Main St. Canaan, CT 06018.  Memorial donations may be sent to either the VFW Couch-Pipa Post 6851 104 South Canaan Rd. Canaan, CT 06018 or to the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Squad 8 Under Mountain Rd. Salisbury, CT 06068.

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