Rosemary E. Sinclair

December 16, 2012       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  Rosemary E. Sinclair, 59, of Holcomb Street, died on Sunday, Dec. 16, at Samaritan Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 29, 1953, in Watertown, the daughter of Robert B. and Frances Nolan Sinclair, who were founding members of the group who formed Jefferson County Association for Retarded Children, now known as Jefferson Rehabilitation Center. 

Rosemary lived in Watertown all her life and was a consumer of services of Jefferson Rehabilitation Center and Sunmount DDSO. She worked for many years at Production Unlimited.

She attended special education classes at Knickerbocker Elementary School, Case Jr. High School, and special religious education classes at Holy Family School. 

She was a member of the local self advocacy group for the disabled, attending many conferences and conventions for self advocacy. 

She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her friends. 

She was gentle, kind, and had a loving nature.

Surviving are two brothers and two sisters in law, Brian Sinclair, NYC, Steven and Ginny Sinclair, Chaumont, and Valerie Sinclair, Watertown, four nephews and two nieces in law, Ian and Melissa, Eric, Kent, and Nolan and Bernadette, her lifelong advocate and friend, Nancy Kall, and her best friends, Nancy Murphy, David Liscomb, and Mark Richardson, with whom she enjoyed spending time. 

Two brothers, Bruce and David, died before her.

Calling hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at D. L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home with a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Family Church with Reverend Steven Murray officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. 

Rosemary’s family requests contributions be made to Jefferson Rehabilitation Center, PO Box 41, Watertown, NY, 13601, or to a charity of one’s choice. 

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Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and, Watertown.