Helen L. Rose of Smyrna, DE passed away at Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE on Thursday, January 5, 2012. She was 82.
Mrs. Rose was born March 3, 1929 in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Carmine.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing, and reading. She loved taking care of her family and enjoyed her daily lunches at Bridgeway Restaurant in Smyrna.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin C. Rose Sr. in 2003; and two brothers and a sister.
She is survived by three daughters, Doris A. Buckingham and her husband John of Wilmington, Patricia A. Rose and her husband William of Clayton, DE, and Mary H. Hilte and her husband William, also of Clayton; a son, George H. Rose of Smyrna; a step-son, Benjamin C. Rose Jr. and his wife Lorraine of Smyrna; a brother, George Merrill and his wife Judy of Harrisburg, PA; 10 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St., Smyrna, where friends may call at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713.
Condolence letters may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.