OBITUARY

Rosalie Rafferty

June 22, 1938February 15, 2021
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Rosalie Rafferty, 82 passed away on February 15, 2021 in Manhattan. Rosalie was one of 17 children born to Felipe and Yara Jimenez on June 22, 1938. Rosie lived in Manhattan her whole life. After graduating from Julia Richmond High School her first job was at B. Altman's where she worked for many years until she met the love of her life, Richie Rafferty. They were married on September 27, 1958 and embarked on a wonderful life together.

In 1959 Rosie had her first son, Richie Jr. and in 1962 she had another son, Stephen. Rosie's love for her family was immeasurable. When the boys were in the upper grades of Elementary School, Rosie decided she wanted to go back to work. She started working in an office for Dr. Tator and then moved over to Dr. Olichney's office. One day she was told that another Doctor in the practice was looking for someone and she applied for the job. That job was with Dr. Albert Attia whom she worked with for 35 years as an Office Manager before retiring!

Rosie loved to travel and did it every chance she got. She went to San Francisco, New Orleans, Texas, many, many trips with her children and grandchildren to Disney World and Universal Studio's. Also trips to Jamestown and to Colonial Williamsburg, Washington D.C., Cape Cod, Las Vegas, several cruises and of course the many trips to Atlantic City with her family. In the summers there were the trips out to Center Moriches, L.I. and to Keansburg, on the Bay Shore in NJ.

Aside from traveling, there were the many Family Reunions that she looked so forward to. Rosie's other passion was shopping, she could shop with the best of them and knew Macy's on 34th Street better than anyone. She knew where to find every item and knew exactly what floor it would be on. She loved taking her grandchildren to FAO Schwartz and Toy R Us for goodies. She had a heart of gold and loved her grandchildren endlessly. Her generosity was endless. Rosie also loved to dance. That was always a highlight to every Family Reunion. She was an incredibly strong, resilient, independent woman.

As for the Holidays, no one did them like Rosie. Thanksgiving was a huge meal with all the trimmings and afterwards there was always pie and some games around the dining room table. Laughter was always on the menu in the Rafferty house. Christmas in the Rafferty House was something of wonder and awe. Rosie would decorate her home just beautifully complete with a full Dickens Village. Easter was another great Holiday with egg hunts that were another tradition that she passed down to her children and grandchildren. The fun we had watching the little ones hunt for eggs!

Rest In Peace dear Rosie, until we meet again, May God Hold you in the Palm of his Hand.

Rosie is predeceased by her beloved husband Richard and her son Stephen. She is survived by her loving son Richard Jr., her adoring Grandchildren Kristian, Danny, Sean, Eddie and Stephen. Her beloved Great-Grandchildren Aryna, "August Baby", Thomas, Audrey, Kelsey, Katie and Kenzie. Beloved Mother-In-Law of Elaine Rafferty, Kathleen Meehan Rafferty and Patricia Faldetta. Rosalie leaves behind many loving Brothers and Sisters, Nieces and Nephews.

Services for Rosalie Rafferty will be held Sunday, February 21, 2021, from 3PM - 7PM at Charles Peter Nagel Funeral Home, 352 East 87 Street in Manhattan (212) 289-2221. A funeral Mass will be offered at 10AM on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, 230 East 90 Street. Rosie will then be interred with her beloved husband Richie and her son Stephen at Calvary Cemetery, 49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd., Woodside, Queens, NY (718) 786-8000.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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Theodore Jimenez

February 21, 2021

Rest In Peace my dearest aunt Rosie . You will truly be missed but never forgotten. Memories last forever.love you my beautiful aunt rosie

Ovenia Kahl

February 19, 2021

It was wonderful meeting my cousin Rosalie for the first time at the Jimenez Family reunion in Florida. It was as we had been together all our lives because Tia Cucha talked about her children to us Florida cousins...that made us a close knit familia. Rosalie, you are a wonderful part of a great family.

VICTORIA KING

February 18, 2021

TO THE RAFFERTY FAMILY, SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, BUT SHE HAS EARNED HER WINGS. FLY HIGH N GOD BLESS.

Dotty Fischetti

February 17, 2021

So sorry for the family's loss. Rest in peace Rosalie!

Grace McGovern

February 17, 2021

Our condolences to The family of a great lady. You will be missed. A Yorkville legend. God Bless to all.

Patrick & Maria Grant

February 17, 2021

Rosie was a lovely woman who will be sorely missed in the neighborhood. Our deepest condolences to the family. May she rest in peace.

Dorothy Zimmerman

February 16, 2021

So sorry to hear this sad news..Condolences and love to her family..Rosie was a kind and generous beautiful friend..we shared many great memories..our children..Christmas shopping..and so many laughs at the Flea markets and Ceramics.. Rest in Peace Rosie

Maureen Clavin Mimnaugh

February 16, 2021

Richie and family, I'm very sorry for your loss. I remember your mom and my parents in Wagners. May she rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
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Rosie & Richie's Wedding Day
September 27, 1958

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Rosie & Richie's Wedding Day
September 27, 1958

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Poppy & Rosie on their Wedding Day 9/27/58

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Beautiful Bride with her proud parents, Felipe & Yara Jimenez

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Poppy & Rosie leaning on a car

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Honeymoon Archery Photo

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Poppy, Rosie, Richie and Stephen

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Rooftop photo

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Poppy & Rosie