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Rosado, June F.

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June F. (Mullen) Rosado, a resident of Walpole, died Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 at the Norwood Hospital, with family at her side.  June was born June 16, 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the seven children of William M. and Helen T. (Fay) Mullen. She was the beloved wife of the late Juan L. Rosado and the dear mother of Karen Rosado, and her husband Alex Aderer, of Acton, Kerry Rosado, and his wife Janice, of Foxboro, and Kris Rosado, and his wife Jerre, of Freeport, Maine. She was the loving grandmother of Brian, Eric, Kyle, and Ryan Rosado, and proud great grandmother of Sedona Jay and Cara Lyn Rosado.  June was predeceased by her three brothers, William, Bernard, and George Mullen, and by her three sisters, Helen Farrell, Margaret Donahue, and Anna Mullen.

June graduated from Roslindale High School with the Class of 1950 and went to work immediately at Mae and Gannon’s in Boston’s Financial District. In 1951, a handsome young man named Juan spied her on the ice at the Boston Skating Club and told a buddy…”See that girl? I’m going to marry her.”  Sure enough, in 1953, they were married. June continued working until the birth of her first child in 1956. For over a decade she was a homemaker and mother.  After the birth of her third child she gradually returned to work filling in for various absent and vacationing employees at the Dedham Town Hall. Eventually she returned to work full time, finally accepting the position of Administrator of the Retirement System in 1985. She retired in 2000.

A lover of exercise as well as the outdoors, June tried to include vigorous physical activity in her weekly routine throughout her life. At 18 she started swimming at the YMCA, and took up speed skating at the Boston Public Skating Club. She continued to skate there well into her 6th decade. While raising her children, she managed to schedule in afternoon tennis with her best friend (the children were tasked with shagging the occasional ball hit out of the court!) and bowling one night a week with friends. Along the way she and Juan introduced their growing family to skating, skiing, camping, gardening, family bike rides and hiking. Many weekend afternoons were spent climbing  Big Blue Hill, even when the kids might have preferred to sit and watch TV. She and Juan took up square dancing with the Gingham Swingers, and shared this passion with their large group of friends. They had a core group of 10 couples called the “Big Ten” from Juan’s day’s as a Riverdale”River Rat”, which June became part of from the day she met Juan. To this they added couples they met at the Skating Club, and later even more they met through dancing. They threw wonderful and frequent parties.

After the kids were grown, June and Juan spent summer vacations camping, surf casting, and biking on Cape Cod. In the fall and spring they took bike rides and later walks at Castle Island. Somewhere along the way she took up golf and after retirement, worked and played at the Ponkapoag Golf course. She joined the Red Hat ladies and made more new friends. In the warm weather, they would drive Juan’s truck to local flea markets and sell the refurbished household brick-a-brack that Juan collected and fixed up. For many years she was his able assistant in his many ventures as American Legion Post 18 Commander. They ran flea markets, Christmas parties for veteran’s families, Meat Raffles, and a care package drive during the First Gulf War when their son Kris was serving in Iraq. They made countless friends and had a lot of fun, whatever they did. Together they reached out and helped many. When Juan retired from his last job at a senior citizen apartment complex, they hosted a cookout at their house, for a school bus load of residents who missed Juan and wanted to come for a visit. And as usual, when they did something big, they got their whole family involved as the help for the day. It was a blast!

When Juan was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2011 June became his devoted caretaker, recording daily entries in a journal about his treatments, meds, activity level. She was with him every step of the way in his illness. She was slowed down some after Juan’s death but came alive when her entire extended family surprised her with an 80th birthday party…at her house in June, 2013.  She golfed less, but joined a local walking group. She kept up her reading, a lifelong passion. Although predeceased by her beloved sisters and many cherished friends, she kept up her connections with those precious ones that remained, meeting regularly with them for coffee, lunches, and dinner. She was so happy to watch Kerry and Janice experiencing the great joy of becoming grand-parents.  Aunt June treasured her many nieces and nephews, their children and now their grandchildren. She never forgot birthdays, and her refrigerator was adorned with a photos montage of her large extended family. And she shared Karen’s joy two years ago, when after many years, she finally got married! She even humored her daughter and bought her the wedding cake with the flying pigs that she requested!

Visiting hours will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4 to7 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham.  Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home starting at 9 am Saturday before proceeding to St. Mary’s Church, 420 High St., Dedham for her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 o clock.  Interment to follow at Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.  As an alternate to flowers donations in June’s memory can be made to American Legion Post 18, 155 Eastern Ave, Dedham, MA 02026.





Guestbook Entries

  1. Ivah Jean Simonds
    February 6th, 2018 | 3:42 pm

    Karen, Kerry & Kris I wish to extend my deepest sorrow at the passing of your mom. She was a very special person, so kind, giving and loving to so many including me. I will always have a special place in my heart and so many memories of our friendship over the past 55 years. I called her my big sister and she called me her little sister and I loved her so very much. Words cannot convey the depth of my sorrow over her passing. I know she will continue watching over all of us as always. Please know she will always be in my thoughts and prayers forever. I love her so and will miss her terribly. May God be with you and the entire family during this difficult time.

  2. Nancy & Paul Correia
    February 7th, 2018 | 9:50 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss may you find comfort in all your wonderful memories, love Nancy and Paul

  3. Karen Rosado
    February 7th, 2018 | 11:30 pm

    Thank you Ivah. I know Mom loved you like a sister. She was lucky to have so many wonderful woman friends. Although, to be true, luck probably had less to do with it than Mom’s understanding of how to be a good friend. so many of her longtime friends have gone before her…I am so glad she still had one like you who had been through so many years and shared so many memories with her.

  4. JeanDuffy
    February 8th, 2018 | 1:42 pm

    Karen, Kerry and Chris, my most sincere sympathies on the passing of June. We enjoyed many walks around Bird Park together and sharing stories of our past. She was a very good lady. Jean D

  5. MT& Kathy
    February 9th, 2018 | 1:55 pm

    Karen,Kerry and Cris,our Sincere Sympathy on the passing o f your Mom June. June was very special to our Family and she will be surely missed.
    God Bless.

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