Rosemary Kingsley, 83, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Rosemary Kingsley, 83, of Eastern Boulevard, Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at her home under the  care of Hospice of Jefferson County and her family.

Born July 10, 1937, in Watertown, a daughter of Bernard and Blanche (O’Conner) Kelly, she graduated in 1954 from Immaculate Heart Academy.

In 1955, she married Frederick J. Kingsley. Mr. Kingsley died May 19, 2015.

Mrs. Kinsley was employed with JC Penny’s in downtown Watertown, as a cafeteria assistant for the Watertown School System and with a chiropractor on Arsenal Street.

Mostly she was a home maker, loving wife, and mother to her children.

She enjoyed baking, especially making cookies for the long list of Doctors, Priests and friends that she would give them to at Holiday time. Mrs. Kingsley was an avid painter with oils and enjoyed china painting; also enjoying, drawing, crocheting, and knitting. She made many booties and hats for newborns at Samaritan Medical Center and lap blankets for nursing homes.

Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey (Gail), Revere, MA, Bernard (Debra), Watertown; a daughter, Sharon (Harold) Savo, Watertown; a sister, Sally Scanlon, two grandchildren,;six great grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, at Our Lady of the Sacred Hart Church with Rev. Frank Natale, MSC, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street Road, Watertown, NY 13601.

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