Irma (Rose) Rogell

December 29, 1918February 9, 2013

Irma (Rose) Rogell of Newton, formerly of Malden. Entered into rest on February 9, 2013 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Bernard C. Rogell. Dear daughter of the late M. Edward and Sara (Freedman) Rose. Devoted mother of Gerald Rogell and his wife Diane of Bethesda, MD; Gillian Rogell of Brookline and her late husband, Richard Spector; Michael Rogell and his wife Debra of Holt MI. Loving sister of Barbara Feldman and her husband Walter of Providence, RI; Gilbert Rose and his wife Graciela of Rowayton, CT and sister-in-law of his late wife, Anne Rose. Cherished grandmother of six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mrs. Rogell is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon St, BROOKLINE, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow at Boylston Lodge Cemetery, W. Roxbury. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Gillian Rogell following interment and Thursday from 4-7:30 PM. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Rogell may be made to Seasons Hospice, 275 Grove St., Newton, MA 02466 or to AMVETS, 4647 Forbes Blvd. Lanham, MD 20706 or to the charity of your choice.


  • Chapel Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Commital Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Irma (Rose) Rogell

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Debbie Block

April 1, 2013

I am shattered to learn of the passing of Irma without having had an opportunity to say good-bye. Irma was a dear friend at Evans Park where I worked for seven years as an Activities Director. Her regal artistry; her beauty..inner and outer..her superior intellect were several of the reasons why I loved Irma. A brilliant star has entered the heavens and music permeates the soul of the universe. I will always remember the stories Irma shared with me about her life as a world class harpsichordist. Gillian, I am so sorry you have lost your beloved mother; I understand the pain of losing your best friend and role-model. I am deepy saddened.

Mike Panich

February 13, 2013

Very sorry to hear the news Gillian. Remember that everyone at 46 Garrison and myself are available to help out with anything you may need.

Teri Noel Towe

February 13, 2013

A treasured friend, mentor, and colleague for 38 years. A great lady and a superb musician! It was a joy, an honor, a privilege, and a pleasure to know her!

My condolences and my sympathy to her family and friends!

Peter Watchorn

February 13, 2013

I am saddened to hear of Irma's passing. I first met Irma in 1987, shortly after arriving in this country to join the staff of the Frank Hubbard harpsichord shop in Waltham, MA. One of my first jobs was to work on a new instrument for Irma, and we came to know each other well over the next 25 years. She was a great pioneer with a sense of dedication to her chosen instrument and the legacy of her teacher, Wanda Landowska. My condolences to Irma's family and thanks for a long life, well lived.