Rose M. Eckert, 93, of N. Wilbur Ave, Kingston, passed away while in the comforting presence of her family on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018.
Rose was born in Kingston, New York, on September 5th, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Mabel (Purhamus) Guadagnola.
She was employed by New York Telephone Company, and later Verizon, for over 40 years, retiring in 1985.
She loved comedies and a good laugh, and enjoyed the feel of sunshine and wind on her face. She loved to bake and could make something out of anything. She lived all of her life helping others, putting the needs of others before her own.
Rose is survived by two daughters, Diana Rusnock of New Windsor, and Sue Ellen Eckert of Kingston, and one son, Vincent D. Eckert of Kingston, four grandchildren, Doreen M. Eckert, Christopher and Joseph Stokes, and Vincent J. Eckert, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband, Vincent D. Eckert, Jr. (1980), one daughter, Rosemary Hasbrouck, and a sister, Jane Marks.
The family will receive friends at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The service will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the funeral home, Rev. Mirek Pawlaczyk, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Rose's memory to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.