Rose Marie Cosgrove

August 8, 1931March 6, 2018

Rose Marie Cosgrove was born on August 8, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York and passed away on March 6, 2018 in Escondido, California


  • Grave Side Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Rose Marie Cosgrove

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Monica Giotta

June 15, 2018

I am sorry to hear of Rose's passing. I met Rose when she hired me at Indian Health Council as a diabetes educator. Rose had a long history as a nurse working in many public health settings and I always told her she should write a book about her experiences. She had empathy for those living in difficult circumstances. One of my treasured memories is a work trip to New Zealand Rose and I made. We traveled to an international conference on Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples held in Christchurch on the south island. What an experience! I gave a presentation on diabetes case management in our tribal setting and Rose was there to support me. We had members of Maori royalty in attendance. Rose already knew several Australian health workers and we all went to dinner one night. At the end of our dinner while we were all still sitting at the table, the aboriginal women sang to Rose and I in their language. The song was about friendship. I cried my eyes out! So very touching and so appropriate for Rose.
It was an honor to know Rose and Jim and I know they are together again.
Monica Giotta