Somerville/Medford Remembering Rose M. Earle

Obituary ROSE M. EARLE
August 10, 1928 – February 15, 2022

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Rose M. Earle on her passing.

Rose M. Earle was a wonderful person who will be sadly missed both here in Somerville and Medford.

Rose M. Earle, 93, formerly of Somerville, passed peacefully from this life on to her eternal home on February 15, 2022, after a brief illness. “Rosie” was a lifelong resident of Somerville who worked as a nutritionist at the Somerville Council on Aging and Little Sisters of the Poor, volunteered at the Clarendon Hill Towers assisting with senior activities, and worked the poles at election time.

Rose had a huge heart, a quick wit, loved bingo, and always had a funny joke. She loved Home Shopping Network and sending surprises to her children. She was very close to her grandchildren who loved her dearly.

Being only 4’11” in stature, you realized right away that you just “don’t mess with Rosie!” She was a powerhouse and a force to be reckoned with. She was the widow of a World War II Coast Guard Veteran and moved to interesting places with the family in the New England area until settling in Somerville in 1962.

Rose is preceded in death by her beautiful, loving daughter Cathy Ebbs (Larry), husband George “Joe” Earle, parents Phillip and Raffaela Buonomo, brothers Phillip and Dominic Buonomo, sisters Alice Carroll, Mary DeParolisa, Betty Marino, Anna James, Margaret Searle, Lily Betz, grandson Eric Ellsworth, and great-granddaughter Ashley.

Rose is survived by her 7 children Joyce Brawley of Palatka, Florida; Barbara Ellsworth of Stoneham; Donna Johnsen of Brockton; Joe Earle of Billerica; Ted Earle of Somerville; Dorothy Earle Cameron formerly of Somerville; and John Earle (Holly) of South Boston. She leaves behind 16 saddened grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, brother Danny Buonomo (Nancy), sisters Eleanor Hutchinson and Annette Fahey, and dozens upon dozens of nieces, nephews, and others.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation on Monday, February 21st from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Avenue (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Rose’s Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Avenue, on Tuesday February 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 302 Elm Street, Everett, Maplewood Section.

2 thoughts on “Somerville/Medford Remembering Rose M. Earle”

  1. What a lovely, well written summary about Auntie Rosie. Always positive, bubbly and loving. … Memories and heartfelt stories of her will be shared for the years ahead and will always bring a smile! Chrissy

  2. me Ted Earle my mom was amazing she brought us all up by herself im 61 now and proud to be her son there was 8 of us all together i allways use to say 8 is enough we lived through it all thick and thin no matter how tough it got we all worked it out and still together no matter how far we live from each other we all keep in touch still its sad to lose a loved one in the family my sister cathy died a year ago so now there are 4 sisters and i have 2 other brothers still going strong so now there are 3 in heaven my mom my sister and my father and now i know they are all together watching over us because now we know there in heaven r.i.p. mom cathy and dad love you

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