RoseMarie Kester

RoseMarie Kester (Arra)

Sep 25, 1914 - Dec 6, 2019
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Rose Marie was born on September 25, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents were Maria Ficano Arra and Michael A. Arra and she had two brothers and three sisters.

Rose Marie was a longtime resident of Brewster, New York before retiring to South Pasadena, Florida. She and her husband Andrew were the proprietors of the Patio Inn Restaurant on Route 22 in Brewster for many years and were active members of the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and Lions Club.

She is pre-deceased by her husband Andrew, son Michael and a granddaughter Suzanne. She is survived by many, including her daughter Joyce Durkin (husband William) of New Fairfield, Ct. with whom she has resided for the past 23 years. Also survived by her three granddaughters, Dawn Cleary (husband TJ), Rosebeth Holliday (husband Colin) and Andrea Milano (husband Christopher).

She adored and enjoyed the company of her survived Great Grandchildren; TJ Cleary, Adam Cleary (wife Miranda), Storm Tentler (husband Wayne), Paris Knibbe (husband Colton), Tom Holliday and Jaden Milano. Rose is also survived by several great-great grandchildren; Hudson, Harper, Briggs, Griffin and Bennett. She took great pleasure in the close relationships she held with her many loving nieces, nephews and friends residing near & far.

She was the shining star of our family and all those whose lives she touched cherished her. She was the warmest soul, both generous and gracious. A true matriarch of our immediate and extended family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday December 14, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Saturday December 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Service

    Saturday December 14, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday December 14, 2019 12:00pm
    St. Lawrence O'Toole Church
    31 Prospect Street
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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    Fr. Richard Gill
  • Interment

    Milltown Rural Cemetery
    89 Milltown Road
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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Corrie,Anne,Corrie,Thomas,Angela and Jake

Posted at 08:53am
In kindness for rose .sorry for your loss.see was a great person , full of life
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Debbie & Peter Maltese

Posted at 10:02am
With loving memories of "RoseMarie Kester",
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Joy Klvana

Posted at 09:18pm
A great long life surrounded by family. Sending condolences. Micheal, Joy, Zak and Zoe Klvana.

Jim Moretti Jr

Posted at 09:21am
Heaven has welcomed home a wonderful saint. Aunt Rose is always such a positive influence; we are better for knowing her. Looking forward to being with her again in paradise; God bless

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