Rosemary H. Vanderwerken,87, of Norwich, formerly of Oneida, passed away Sunday, July 5,2020 at Rome Memorial Hospital. Born in Oneida, New York on November 16, 1932 she was a Delta Phi Gamma member at Oneida High School, President of the Friday Night Ladies Bowling League, a former President of the Ladies Owl Club and a 60-year member of the Oneida American Legion. She retired from Oneida Limited after 39 years of service.
She was predeceased by her husband, Merle Vanderwerken; daughter, Gail Garcia; grandson, Craig James; great grandson, Ashton Fox; and her sister, Joyce Dunn.
She is survived by her two sons, Garry James of Norwich and Brian James (Kathleen Jason) of Norwich; her daughter, Brianna (Steve) Rogers of Rome; brother, James Hurrle of Lakeland, Florida; thirteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, special friends, Pauline Gormley and Martin Goodfellow and her special feline companion, Baby.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 1 p.m. at Coolican-McSweeney Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the services, 322 Washington Ave, Oneida.
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