Ipswich — Roslyn V. “Roz” (Comeau) Amerio, 91, of Poplar Street, Ipswich, and wife of the late Robert J. Amerio, died Monday, October 21, 2013, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following her brief illness.
Born in Ipswich February 6, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Rosilda (Gallant) Comeau. She was raised in Ipswich and attended Ipswich Schools. As a young woman she worked at Sylvania for the Proximity Fuse Project. She married Robert on April 27, 1945 in Ipswich. They remained and raised their children in Ipswich. Her first priority was always her family. She helped care for her late daughter and husband as well as many extended family members. She enjoyed oil painting, often giving her creations as gifts. She loved to play games and cards, and enjoyed an occasional trip to the casinos. She also was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish and the Senior Center in Ipswich. In her later years, her favorite pastime was enjoying dinner and lunches out with her caregiver, Sande Weinhold. She will be missed by her constant companion “Honey,” her dog.
She is survived by her four daughters, Sheila Ramey and her husband, James, of Ipswich, Sharon Poor and her husband, Peter, of Ipswich, Jan Amerio-MacIsaac and her husband, Hugh, of Groveland, and Robin Leonard and her husband, Warren, of Ipswich; her nine grandchildren, Jay, Andrea, Jennifer, Amanda, Alyson, Owen, Molly, Chad and Olivia; her seven great-grandchildren, Ava, Chase, Evan, Nathan, Collin, William and Samantha; a brother, Mark Comeau and sister, Thelma Macone of Cape Coral, Fla.; sister-in-law, Sheila Comeau of Newburyport and special friends, Anna Muise and Gini Mulcahy, both of Ipswich. She was the mother of the late Nancy E. Amerio and John R. Amerio, and sister of the late Dorothy DiLorenzo, formerly of Beverly, Henry Comeau of Newburyport and John Comeau of West Concord.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 29 from the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Church, Pineswamp Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA 01929. For directions or to send a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.