Jan. 25, 1933-May 31, 2016
By Rosemarie Grandstaff, 1954
I never came .... into fortune or fame
I'm important to but a few ...
Born, the fourth child, a daughter
Void of fanfare or bother ...
Royalty, I never knew ...
Just the same ... I needed a name
So I became a Rosemarie
With father and mother, three sisters, a brother, I searched to know who was " ME"
Early in life ... I became a wife ...
A man whose name I'd share ...
Our love withstood ... times bad and good
And we reaped a harvest ... rare.
I'm the mother of three, two He's ... a She ... A Frank .. .A Bobo ... A Bill/
I'm a Child of God, whom I'm quick to laud I bend to ask His Will.
I leave this world ... My fame still unfurled
But someone for me will mourn.
Amidst dying's SADNESS
A few will have GLADNESS
A Rosemarie was born.
There will be a private graveside ceremony. A celebration of Rosemarie's life TBA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Band of Parents, http://wwww.bandofparents.org/, P.O. Box 335, Dewittville, NY 14728. Band of Parents is a society dedicated to researching and finding a cure for neuroblastoma cancer.
Rosemarie's 3-year-old great-grandson, Simon Rohaly, is battling neuroblastoma.
Published on June 1, 2016