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Ayan, Rose

Rose (DiModica) Ayan, a resident of Roslindale since 1929, died Thursday, October 1st, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Dedham.  She was 89.  Rose was born April 14, 1920 in Boston, a daughter of Charles and Emma (Spada) DiModica, immigrants from Italy.  She graduated from Roslindale High School with the Class of 1938.  She worked as a bookkeeper for Hart-Hanks Publishing Company, and was the manager of the Children’s Department of Park-Snows in Roslindale, from where she retired in 1958.  Rose was a longtime member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Roslindale where she served as the Assistant Financial Secretary for 26 years, a Sunday School Teacher, Cosmos member, Flower Committee Chair, Newsletter contributor and Church Historian.  She is survived by her husband, Albert J. Ayan; two sons, John Albert Ayan, and his wife Elayne, of Longmeadow, and Robert Charles Ayan, and his wife LeeAnna, of Wesley Chapel, Florida; her daughter, Carolyn Marie Moore of South Yarmouth; her brother Frank DiModica of Reddington Beach, Florida; as well as seven grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.  She was the sister of the late Zina Powell, the late Natalie DiFrancia, and the late Helen Griffin, and the mother-in-law of the late Harvey Moore.  Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, October 6th from 4-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale.  Rose’s Funeral will be Wednesday at 10 AM  at the funeral home followed by burial in Highland Cemetery in Norwood.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Endowment Fund of Bethany United Methodist Church, 100 Cummins Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131 would be apreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Patrick Hartley
    October 3rd, 2009 | 10:57 am

    Good bye Sweet Lady, I will miss you and your always helpful suggestions to me on how to make the problems in life go away. We will also miss your good cooking in the kitchen for special dishes like egg plant cassarole. I am proud to have had you for a loving in-law relation these past 26 years and I know that some day I may meet you on a sunny street in heaven and say, “Hello Rose, how are you doing?” and you will answer, “Hello Patrick, I am having a wonderful time here. Won’t you please join me.” Patrick Hartley

  2. Aly and Avery Ayan
    October 6th, 2009 | 11:39 am

    you will be missed. We are very blessed to have met you and have you in our lives for the last 12 years. You have always been so kind and loving to us. I enjoyed all the letters we shared and sent back and forth. That was something my Nana and I would do and you filled that role when she past. I am at peace knowing you are not suffering or in any pain now. I will always treasure our visits, letters, phone conversations, blankets and gifts you made us and I have a lot of pictures to remember you by. Avery and I say goodbye for now. God Bless xoxox

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