OBITUARY

Rosemary M. Ayres

July 27, 1948January 10, 2021

Rosemary M. Ayres (nee Del Brocco) died unexpectedly in St. Joseph’s Hospital on January 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida at the age of 72.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, Raymond F. Ayres of Tampa, Florida; son and family, Raymond F. Ayres, II, Michelle Ayres and Nicolas Ayres of Tampa, Florida; son, Michael Ayres of Port Deposit, Maryland; and grandchildren, Richard Hieronimus, Anthony Ayres, Aeowynn Ayres, Morrigan Ayres and Eamonn Ayres; and two sisters, Meeia Kelley of Thurmont, Maryland and Antoinette Guerassio of Orlando, Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents, Freda M. Morosko of Baltimore, Maryland and Anthony R. Del Brocco of Baltimore, Maryland; her sister, Barbara Mohr of Baltimore, Maryland; and her brother, Ronald Del Brocco of Westminster, Maryland.

Rosemary was born on July 27, 1948 in Baltimore to Freda and Anthony Del Brocco. She married Raymond on October 4, 1968. It would mark the beginning of a life-long story of true love and unwavering heartfelt commitment that started four years earlier as high school sweethearts. They were married for over 52 years. They were soul mates and she was happily committed to a life with him followed by her love of taking care of her children and grandchildren. Rosemary and Raymond built a very happy life together and worked to provide a loving and picturesque family atmosphere for their sons and grandchildren.

Rosemary embraced the idea of motherhood at a young age and began taking care of children in her teen years by babysitting. As a mother, she was a meticulous, soft-hearted disciplinarian who provided a warm and loving environment for her boys. Rosemary’s love for children led her to provide a home-based day-care service. When Rosemary’s boys became of age, she worked as a medical assistant working for several Baltimore area doctors. She continued to care for her grandchildren, her extended family’s children/grandchildren, and her friend’s children/grandchildren.

Rosemary was all about her family. Her grandchildren changed everything for her and she adored them. Her grandchildren truly loved her as well. In 2016, Rosemary and Raymond relocated from Baltimore to Tampa to be closer to their grandson, Nicolas.

Rosemary was special to all who knew her and she will be dearly missed.

A private service for family and friends will be held at a later date to be determined (once the COVID-19 pandemic permits) with a burial in Baltimore, Maryland. At this time, in lieu of flowers and cards, please send donations to Rosemary’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

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Audrey August

January 22, 2021

RAY AND FAMILY, I WAS SO SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT
ROSEMARY. SHE WAS LIKE A SISTER TO ME SINCE I LOST BOTH OF MINE. I WILL SURELY MISS OUR TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS. WE WOULD SIT FOR HOURS AND TALK. I WILL BE LOST WITHOUT HER.
R.I.P. ROSIE, I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. LOVE AUDREY

Tabitha Taunton

January 18, 2021

Uncle Ray and Family, I am truly very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for all of you and my thoughts are with you. I have not seen Aunt Rosie in quite sometime but I have great memories of her. She was absolutely a beautiful soul. I remember how she made me laugh, and always made sure her company around her was comfortable and taken care of. Although I have not visited in awhile she will always have a special place in my heart and I treasure the moments I had with her.
All of my love
Tabitha

Darlene Boblitz Benson

January 16, 2021

I met Rose in the 10 the grade. We hit it off immediately. Our BFF friendship went on for 57 years. Rose, was such a sweetheart to myself and my family. We spent countless hours chatting and doing things. Rose, Rest In Peace You will be truly missed. God bless heavens newest Angel. ❤️

Jessica Levesque

January 15, 2021

Don’t tell anyone, but Aunt Rosie was my favorite Aunt. She was fun, silly, warm and loving. She always had a way of making you feel so welcome and in on the joke. She just had the most joyful energy to be around.
I loved watching my Mom and her together. They always got a little mischievous when they were together and made each other laugh a little harder. She will be missed and there will always be a hole in our family without her.

Clayton & Vickie Maas

January 15, 2021

Chief
So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Rosemary...our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this challenging time...may her memory be a blessing to you.
Clay & Vickie Maas

Aaron Hill

January 15, 2021

Chief,
So sorry to hear of Rose passing, I know how much you both loved each other. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Take care and God bless. Your friend Aaron.

Bruce Martinek

January 15, 2021

Ray,
We offer our heartfelt condolences to you and the family.
So many good memories of our time in Perry Hall...
Sincerely,
Bruce and Joyce Martinek

Ben & Pat Jablecki

January 15, 2021

Chief
Ray we are sorry for the sudden loss of your wonderful wife Rose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Peace in heaven.
Ben & Pat Jablecki

Meeia Kelley

January 15, 2021

Rosemary was not only my sister, she was my best friend. I miss her more than anyone will know. She was there for me whenever I needed her. We held the record for the world's longest phone calls. She never judged and always told you just how she felt. She was one of the funniest people I know and loved to laugh and joke. (even more if it was a little off-color) Some of my favorite memories of her was on our tropical cruise a few years ago. Shopping will never be the same without sharing a shopping trip with her. She was there for all the highs and lows of my my life and is irreplaceable in my life. I love you, Rose.

Clyde Michael

January 14, 2021

Chief
We were truly sorry to heard of your lose of Rosemary. She was a very funny lady and I will always remember her laughter . We will prayer for her and the rest of the family during these trying times

Clyde Michael

FROM THE FAMILY