Rose M. Bourgeois

October 23, 1921July 20, 2018

Rose M. (Desrosiers) Bourgeois, 96, formerly of Burlington, VT and lately of Dartmouth passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 in the Oaks of New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Ernest Bourgeois, Sr. with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

Born in Burlington, VT the daughter of the late Philibert and Andronique (Duhaime) Desrosiers she lived most of her life there before coming to Dartmouth. She was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church in VT and St. Julie Billiart Parish.

Mrs. Bourgeois attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School. She later worked for Woolen Mill, Bell Aircraft in Burlington, and retired from IBM in Essex Junction, VT. Rose was active in the Cursillo Movement in Vermont, St. Anthony’s Christmas Bazaar, St. Anthony’s Minstrels, and St. Anthony’s Choir.

She is survived by a son Ernest J. Bourgeois, Jr. and his wife Kristine of Dartmouth; two grandsons, Michel P. Gorman of Dartmouth and Geoffrey P. Gorman of Westminster, CO; a great granddaughter, Violet Harper Gorman; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lionel Desrosiers, Charlie Desrosiers, and Emile Desrosiers.

Her funeral will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 9 am from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Julie Billiart Parish, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or or the Dartmouth Senior Social Day Program, 628 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA 02748. For online tribute/directions


  • The late Philibert Desrosiers, Father
  • The late Andronique (Duhaime) Desrosiers, Mother
  • The late Ernest Bourgeois, Husband
  • Ernest Bourgeois, Jr. & his wife Kristine, Son

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Dartmouth Senior Social Day Program



  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Funeral Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 25, 2018


  • Burial at a later date

Rose M. Bourgeois

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