Dr. Constance H. Rose

July 20, 1928May 20, 2019

Dr. Constance Hubbard Rose passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2019 at her home in Marblehead, MA. Also a resident of Boston, MA, Constance was born on July 20, 1928 in Cambridge, MA to Joseph and Josephine Hubbard.

Constance was the valedictorian of the Marblehead High School class of 1946 and later went on to graduate with honors from Rollins College class of 1950. She received her Masters Degree in 1961 from Boston University in Spanish Literature and received her PHD in 1968 from Harvard University in Romance Language and Literature.

Constance taught for 4 years at Harvard University, 2 years at Brandeis University, 4 years at University of Pittsburgh, and 30 years at Northeastern University having retired in 2006. Constance published many books and articles in professional journals, received many awards and grants including a Fulbright Grant and a National Endowment for the Humanities Junior Humanist Award for 'significant contribution to humanistic studies.' Constance was an avid traveler to unique and faraway places.

Constance was predeceased by her sister and brother in law Patricia and Delbert "Jack" Percy and her nephew Charles Percy. She leaves behind her nephews Jackson Percy, Carlton Percy and Douglas Percy. She also leaves behind her beloved cat Angel.

A graveside service will be held in Waterside Cemetery, 294 West Shore Drive, Marblehead on Monday, June 24 at 11AM. Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.


24 June

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Waterside Cemetery

294 W Shore Drive
Marblehead, Massachusetts


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Katherine Greenough

June 5, 2019

Constance lived in the Audubon Circle Neighborhood of Boston for decades and was a Board member of our neighborhood association for a few years. I was impressed with her accomplishments but didn’t know her well. I do recall that she lived above a Mexican restaurant and their music would drive her nuts!