Theresa Pearl Rose, 92, formerly of Holyoke, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday July 29, 2021. Born in Springfield on May 5, 1929, she was a daughter to the late Frank A. and Ann E. (Roy) Rose. She was a graduate of Putnam Catholic Academy High School in Connecticut and attended Bay Path, American International College and Our Lady of Elms in Chicopee. Theresa was self-employed, working as a Cancer Cytotechnologist, retiring in 1985. She was associated with the Papanicolaou Cancer Research Institute at Miami, the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Mt. Holyoke College, and Paul M. Ashton M.D. in the field of Medical Technology and Cancer Cytology. Theresa was the niece of the late Anne Marie and Arthur J. Marquis. She leaves relatives and many friends, including Carol Roberts, James Ryan, Mrs. Anne Marie Holton, Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan, Mrs. Shirlann Vogel, Mrs. Carla Mathews, Mrs. Sonia Boutin and Mrs. Bianca Halket. Family and friends are invited to meet for a calling hour on Thursday August 5th, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at the Messier Funeral Home, 1944 Northampton St., Holyoke, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 30 Main St. in South Hadley. Burial will be in Notre Dame Cemetery in South Hadley. Memorial donation may be made in Theresa’s memory to the Dakin Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307 Springfield, MA 01101 or to the Overlook VNA & Hospice, 103 Myron St., West Springfield, MA 01089. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.messierfuneralhome.com
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