Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

154 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA


Ms. Jeannette Rose

October 1, 1937March 13, 2014

Ms. Jeannette B. Rose, who most recently resided in Arlington, MA, died peacefully on March 13, 2014 at the age of 76 in North Reading, MA. Jeannette was born in New Bedford, MA and was the daughter of the late Manuel Soares Rose and Mary Kmiec of Sandwich, MA where she lived during her childhood. Ms. Rose dedicated much of her professional life to science with her work and research in corneal medicine, focusing on both the common and less common diseases. She spent several years abroad, primarily in France, in close collaboration with world-renowned Cornea and Refractive Surgery specialists establishing new protocols for successful treatments of diseases in the field. An avid wildlife conservationist and animal advocate, Jeannette was equally dedicated to ensuring housing protection for low-income and homeless individuals. She established the “Jeannette Rose Award for Science/Technology” scholarship via the Sandwich Education Association to be presented annually to Sandwich High School graduates. She is survived by an uncle and aunt: Joseph “Uncle Joey” & Victoria Kmiec, and cousins: John Kmiec & wife Malgorata and their 2 children; Stas Kmiec; Christine (Kmiec) Markowski & husband Jerzy; and Diane Kmiec. Ms. Rose’s Funeral will be held from the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Rte. 6A, Sandwich on Wednesday at 10AM followed by her Funeral Mass at 11AM in Corpus Christi Parish, 324 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Sandwich. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Sandwich. Those desiring may make memorial donations to Heifer International, the MSPCA, ASPCA or other charity of their choice.


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014


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The Kmiec Family

March 19, 2014

Our family is saddened by the loss of dear Jeannette, and will miss her greatly. We will draw upon our own strength and the strength of loved ones that hold her in their thoughts.
"Those who live in the hearts of others never die."

March 18, 2014

Though I never met Ms Rose, we spoke many times this fall when she contacted me with her intent to establish a scholarship for the students of Sandwich. I could tell by our conversations what an intelligent and lovely person she was. She had a manner about her which made you want to be her friend. I enjoyed talking with her about the dear Henry T Wing School and her views on the importance of educating students in the area of science. I was truly saddened when I read of her passing. I extend my condolences to her family and friends.
Laura Dunn

March 18, 2014

We are very sad to know that Jeannette passed on. We have been trying to locate her since she moved. Friends in Sandwich were very concerned about her as she seemed not to want us to know her whereabouts. We send our love and deepest sympathy to her family. Much love, Jean (Richards) and Bill Unger.
P.O. Box 546, Forestdale, MA 02644. We would like to hear from the family. Thank you.

The Staff of Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

March 17, 2014

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.