Ellaine Quint Rose

February 23, 1933January 4, 2021

(Written by Michael Hoffman on January 5, 2020) Yesterday I spoke to my mom. This morning she is gone. 12 hours, after 87 years, such a short amount of precious time, and she is gone. Now I have the honor, and blessing, to write our mom’s obituary, and eulogy. It’s a son’s honor to have the opportunity, however, sad, and our mom’s life was indeed a blessing of a great life shared with her husband, Sidney, and their mixed and abundant progeny of kids, grandkids, extended kids and extended friends.

Ellaine Quint Rose, passed away January 4, 2021 from covid-related health complications after a short fight but more likely a ready acceptance. Born February 23, 1933 in Boston, she was daughter of Leo and Rose (Vidro) Quint, hard working first generation immigrants from Lithuania. Her first roots were in Newton, where she attended Newton schools up thru LaSalle. Her academic interests were in the arts, where she loved to paint, enjoyed architecture and committed to life long learning about cultures, especially European. After Newton, she married and moved first to Wayland, where she had three sons and then to Marblehead, the town that offered her a springboard of adventures and relationships; a town she so loved.

The most meaningful chapters of her life and the magic which she co-created began 1970, when she met her soulmate and life partner, Sid. This partnership kindled a joint confidence. For Ellaine this manifested in strong courage and tenacity, where she honed a unique intuitive sense. With Sid, she had the Love around whom who could be fully guilty of all the nuttiness and joys upon which to join, blend and harmonize families and friends, often with events that Sid loved to call Hoorahs.

Their adventures consisted of raising us kids thru the exciting teens & 20s, establishing a new business, Rose Displays, midlife with Sid as CEO and Ellaine as shipper/matriarch-in-chief and travels to North America, Asia, Israel and Europe. They loved Europe, foremost Lugano, Switzerland, a place that was truly magical for them - adventures, gatherings, special friendships and a wellspring of so much joy.

Their proudest accomplishments, works-in-progress and mosaic is their progeny. With Ellaine as the glue and Sidney as the brick, they became happy parents, grandparents and greatgrandparents. Children survivors are Alan & Judy Fishman of Brooklyn, NY, Michael & Charlotte Rose of Arlington, MA, Jeff & Beth Hoffman of Marblehead, Larry & Gail Rose of Park City, UT, Michael Hoffman & Kimberly Sizelove of Brattleboro, VT and Todd & Cherie Hoffman of Winston-Salem, NC.

It’s the closeness among their grandchildren that is unique tribute to their union and legacy: Eddie Fishman & Jessie Janowitz & great grandchildren Toby, Leo and Sylvie; Ben & Lizzie Fishman & great grandchildren Sam & Teddy Fishman, Jennifer Rose, Geoff &. Kristin Rose, Dr. Sam Hoffman & Dr. Nicole Brynes & great grandchildren Elijah & Ruth, Dr. Prof. Eliza Rose, Gregor Hoffman & Ally Coff, Kate Hoffman, Ethan Rose, Trevor Hoffman and Lexie Hoffman. Ellaine had a special appreciation for art (including her own creations), the ocean, travel, family gatherings and, of course, dogs, who were always welcome at the house. She loved her special trip to Israel with the Temple Emanu-el group and was a proud lifelong member of the Temple.

A service to honor Ellaine’s life and bring her to eternal peace there was held via Zoom on Thursday January 7, 2021 at 5pm, led by Rabbi David Meyer of Temple Emanu-el of Marblehead.Donations may be made in memory of Ellaine, to Temple Emanu-el of Marblehead.


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Carol Ann Paresky

January 9, 2021

Dear Sid and family,
We were all single parents who made wonderful second marriages. We lucked out. Mine lasted 38 years. There are no words to express how deeply upset our whole community is about your loss. Sid, I can’t believe you are 100. My father beat 100. Hope you do Too.

Jeana’s Mother

Diane Hensley-Melendez

January 7, 2021

Dear Sidney & family, my heart is heavy with Elaine's passing. She was a lovely, talented & funny lady. Treated me so good always. please know you all are in my thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time in life. May the memories you share carry you thru.

John. &. Jane Dempster

January 7, 2021

Ellaine was a warm, loyal ,talented, generous ,wonderful friend of many years, & we are indeed blessed to have so many fond memories of times spent together with her & Sidney.

Ellaine was a one off, impossible to replace such a lovable lady, the mound is now broken & we mourn her loss but greatly rejoice in her memory .

Yours is the greatest loss & we offer our deepest sympathies & condolences to the Rose & Hoffman families.
John & Jane Dempster

Elaine Collupy

January 6, 2021

Honesty, truth, laughter and a genuine interest in peoples lives is what I love about Ellaine. I am truly thankful to have had her part of my life. ❤️ Ellaine, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand till we meet again 🌹

Bill Heiden

January 6, 2021

I will remember Elaine for her smiles and laughter - which seemed to be ever present. Interesting and fun to talk to. Especially enjoyed hearing about her visits to Lugano. She will be missed by many but leaves behind a beautiful legacy of family.

Paul Mervis

January 6, 2021

I’ll always have fond memories of sailing and chatting with Elaine. Fair winds and following seas my friend.
Heartfelt condolences to the whole Rose-Hoffman family.