Rosemary Rusewicz

Former Riverhead resident Rosemary Rusewicz of Tavares, Fla., died Oct. 4 at the age of 77.

She was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Orient to John and Jennie (Trycoski) Bogden and had a high school education.

She married Sylvester Rusewicz on Feb. 7, 1952, in Riverhead and worked as a unit secretary at Central Suffolk Hospital in Riverhead (now Peconic Bay Medical Center) for 17 years.  She enjoyed baking, reading and gardening.

Predeceased by her husband of 17 years, she is survived by her son, Thomas Rusewicz, and his wife, Jeane; her daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, Bob Vehmeier; her sister, Joan Muchowski; and three grandchildren, Jamie, John and Shauna.

Visiting hours took place Oct. 7 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service was held Oct. 8 at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead, Father Robert Kuznik officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.

This is a paid notice.