Rosemary Julia Diwik

September 16, 1924February 17, 2018

Rosemary Julia Diwik, age 94, of Madison passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at home surrounded by her children. She was born in Chicago, IL on September 16, 1924, the only child of the late Joseph C. and Julia (Kozla) Prochazka. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, where she met her late husband, Walter J. Diwik. The two were married on September 8, 1951 at St. Barbara Parish in Brookfield, IL.

Family was the center of her life. Rosemary was a devoted wife and remarkable mother, dedicated to her children. She loved reading and gardening and was a creative home cook, always ready to try new recipes. Warm weather would find Rosemary at Green Hill Beach in Rhode Island, where for many years she and her family had a second home. She was a woman of great strength and will be missed by those she has left behind.

Rosemary is survived by her children, John Diwik, and his wife Beth (Luddy) of Naperville, IL, Mark Diwik and his partner Craig Farren, of Arlington, MA, Nancy Hartshorne and her husband Prescott of Concord, MA, and Paul Diwik of Madison, CT; grandchildren Allison, Andrew, and Ashlynne Diwik, and Jay and Peter Hartshorne. In addition to her husband, Rosemary was predeceased by her daughter Maryann Martin.

A funeral will be held Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 54 Grove St. in Clinton, CT. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosemary’s memory to Society of St. Vincent de Paul. To sign the online guest visit


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 10, 2018

Rosemary Julia Diwik

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Kelly Battista

February 27, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. This was a beautiful memorial, may she finally be at peace.

February 20, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11