Obit: Abramowicz, Rosemary F. #2 (1932 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Abramowicz, Gostomski, McIntire, Grajkowski, Sleeva

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 8/17/2016

Abramowicz, Rosemary Frances (23 November 1932 - 14 August 2016)

Rosemary F. Abramowicz, a devoted wife, mother and Christian, age 83, of Lublin, died peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Lublin, WI, with Father Sleeva officiating at the Mass. Burial will follow at the St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. until time of service.

Rosemary Frances Gostomski was born on November 23, 1932, in Marathon County, the daughter of Frank and Rose Gostomski. She married Edmund Abramowicz on October 20, 1953, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Thorp, WI. They spent their 63 years together raising a family of seven sons and seven daughters as farmers in Bellinger, WI.

Rosemary thoroughly enjoyed gardening and being surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She gardened on a grand scale. Family, friends, and neighbors enjoyed the bountiful harvest served at many of the family meals and holiday gatherings. We all knew what she meant when she said, “Let’s go look at the garden.” We knew to grab our gloves on our way out the door. Boys and girls, it was time to pull the weeds! After conversation about life and listening to us just talk, it wasn’t long before the gardens were cleaned of the unwanted intruders and her gentle guidance offered without judgment.

Family was Rosemary’s passion and delight. She loved the large gatherings and all of the noise and chaos that came with them. There was always room for one more at the table! She also enjoyed fishing, traveling with family on vacations, and trying her luck at the casino.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, Edmund; seven sons: Edmund, Jr. (Barb), Paul (JoAnna), Wayne (Tammie), David (Karen), Mark (Lori), John (Rachel), Keith (Jessica); seven daughters: Linda (John), Debbie (Jeff), Judy, Jane, Susie (Richard), Betty Jo (Bryan), Mary (Jay); three brothers: Victor (Linda), Richard (Gayle), John (Mary); four sisters: Edith, Harriet, Rita, Phyllis (Leonard); 50+ grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose; granddaughter, Cassandra McIntire; one son-in-law, John McIntire; four brothers: Arnold, Lawrence, Frank, and Dennis; and one sister, Lorraine Grajkowski.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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