Staunton, Rosemary

Rosemary Clifford Staunton of South Windsor, CT, beloved wife of the late Patrick Staunton, passed away on October 17, 2018. The daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Clifford, she was born and raised in Waterbury, CT. She attended Waterbury Catholic High School and St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing School and worked as a nurse at St. Mary’s and St. Francis Hospitals. In her twenties, she started an Irish dance school with her sister and remained actively involved in Irish dance and the Irish community. An avid sports fan, she especially enjoyed cheering on the UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball and the Boston Red Sox. She loved spending time at the beach and taking day trips to Ocean Beach in New London. Many of her happiest moments were spent vacationing in Cape Cod and on island cruises.
Rosemary is survived by her daughter Kathleen (Staunton) Hall and her husband Eric of Marlboro, MA, sister Maura (Clifford) Nevin and her husband Chris of Hingham, MA; nieces Colleen Nevin of Washington, DC and Tara Nevin Olivier and husband David and their three children of Hingham, MA; nephews Brian Nevin and wife Siobhan of Hingham, MA and Christopher Nevin of Weymouth, MA; and several loving and supportive sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Her dog Terry was her loving companion.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours from 4-7pm on Sunday, October 21 at The Ahern Funeral Home, 180 Farmington Ave, Hartford. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Monday, October 22 at 9:45am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Margaret Mary Church, 80 Hayes Rd in South Windsor at 10:30am. Burial will be at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111.

Calling Hours

Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 4:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 10:30am in St. Margaret Mary Church ~ South Windsor

Burial

Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery ~ Bloomfield

Memorial Contribution

Connecticut Humane Society ~ 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111

7 Responses to 'Staunton, Rosemary'

  1. Lois Luddy says:

    I was sad to read about Rosemary.
    She and her sister Maura taught me, 2 of my siblings and at least 4 cousins Irish dance at the Irish American Club in Waterbury when I was much younger. Her dad Dan would play the accordion and her mom would collect the dues at the door. Very fond memories and some Irish step dancing many of us remember and can still do!
    Peace to all the Cliffords and Stauntons.

  2. Frank Greane says:

    Nancy and I send our sincere condolences to “Bobby’s” family, especially to her sister Maura. We are cousins of Cliffords from Callinafercy, County Kerry Ireland. Wonderful woman and a wonderful family. Sad that she is no longer with us. Nancy and Frank Greaney Walnut Creek CA.

  3. Mary Walsh says:

    Maura,
    So very sorry to hear about Rosemary’s passing. Lots of happy memories from the “ good old days “. She & all your family will be in our thoughts & prayers.

    Mary ( O’Connor ) & Pat Walsh
    Waterbury

  4. Tim Statz says:

    We are so sorry for your loss Kathy. Please know that you & your family will remain in our prayers. God Bless.

  5. Linda Reddy says:

    Dear Kathy,

    I am very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I have many fond memories of your mother and father. She was a wonderful person and you have been a great daughter. My thoughts and prays are with you and your entire family.

    Love always, Linda Reddy and family

  6. My sympathies to you and your Family Kathy over the loss of your Mom.

    I will keep you all in my prayers during this very sad time.

  7. Carey R Geghan says:

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your great loss. My father, Richard Geghan was Rosemary’s mother’s first cousin. His mother was Mary Carey Geghan and they were McKennas from county Kerry. I knew Rosemary, Maura, Mary and Dan who visited at my grandmother’s house when I was a child. May your happy memories of the past bring you a measure of peace and comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely, Carey R. Geghan

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