Rose Epstein

April 23, 1926May 27, 2018

Epstein, Rose, 92, of Wakefield, RI, passed away Saturday May 26th. Born in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Jennie (Leder) Zimmerman. “Pretty Rose” was a crusader of women’s rights long before it was fashionable to do so. She led her life with few regrets, speaking her mind with nary a filter. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a role model, a marine mechanic, a mathematician, a hostess, and a sage—always with a point of view. Most importantly, she was a writer, and Rose would like you to know her novel, Runaway, is available on Amazon. Rose was preceded in death by her husband Gerald G. Epstein. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Owen and her husband Charles of Rehoboth, Sharon and her husband Don Rhodes of Providence and Debra Hughes and her husband Aaron of Dover, MA; her son, Matthew Epstein and his wife Jeanette of Dighton; her grandchildren, Audrey and Bridget Hughes, Jason, Daniel and Rian Owen and Lindsey and Jessica Epstein; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Lila, William, Henry and Braydon. Funeral Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 143 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879. Shiva will be held at her home, 193 Riverside Dr., Wakefield, RI 02879 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 2-4 PM and 6-9PM.


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Rose Epstein

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