Passed away on June 21, 2020
Rosellen Stephenson passed away surrounded by her loving family on June 21, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Rosellen was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Brighton and Roslindale and graduated from St. Clare’s High School and Boston Clerical School. In 1964, she married William (Jerry) Stephenson and spent the next six months as an Army bride, followed by four years in Hartford, Connecticut.
She moved to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1969 where she created a wonderful home and raised three great sons. In 2002 she and her husband retired and moved to Martin County, Florida. She enjoyed all of Martin County’s quieter lifestyle, her new Retreat community and especially many happy Saturday date-nights at Manero’s. Above all, her first love was being with her sons and their families, her grandchildren and her great granddaughter.
Rosellen is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Jerry; sons Paul Stephenson (Monica), John Stephenson (Kathy) and Peter Stephenson; grandchildren Brittany Blanchard, Katie Stephenson, Korinn Stephenson, Brandi Stephenson and Jack Stephenson and great-granddaughter Madison Blanchard. She is also survived by her sister Ann Marie Johnson and nieces Linda Donovan, Patricia St. Andre and Kathy Bittner and nephew Mark Walsh.
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In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.