80-year-old Rosalie Delphine Hasenfus died at the Mid Coast Hospital on April 11 and was peacefully surrounded by her family.
Born on January 24, 1938, Rosalie was the daughter of Delphine DeMers and LaVerne Erickson in Lakes, Wisconsin. She lived in many Wisconsin and Minnesota towns until her family settled in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1949. . She graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1955 and then she took part in the airline’s ticketing agency program.
However, she did not work for an airline but accepted the Pentagon’s secretary position where she met her future husband, Walter Hasenfus. They married on May 4, 1957. They established their home in Bingham, Appleton and the Old City, and assembled on five islands. In 1965, they moved to Lindenville, Virginia. Her husband is an education professor at Linden State College.
Rosalie and her husband lived in Lintonville and raised five children. She participated in the Women’s Club and the St. Elizabeth Altar Association. She and her family are members of local outing clubs. They like skiing. She is a busy housewife who likes to sew and handcraft children’s Cheap Halloween Costumes.
In 1974, the family returned to Maine during the summer, this time at Boothbay Harbor, where Rosalie and her husband run a glass blowing business. In 1978, the family was permanently relocated to Boothbay Harbor and began operations throughout the year. Rosalie is an active parishioner of the Queen of Peace. She is an enthusiastic reader who likes crosswords, plays Yahtzee with her daughter, and plays cards and cards with everyone. She also likes to dine with her group of good friends.
Rosalie was pre-created by her parents; sister, Janet; husband Walter; and son Michael.
She survived by sister Diane Wald of San Diego, California. Steven Hasenfus of Bangor, John (Patty) Hasenfus of Hinesburg, daughter of Boothbay Harbor, Mary (Kevin) Miller and Andrea (Russell) Perkins of Wiscasset; and his wife Noel Hasenfus of Norway. She likes to hear many of her grandchildren’s adventures, including: Stephanie and Nicholas Hasenfoss, Jacques (Denver) Kendrew, Renee (Robert) Capone, Joshua (Rebecca) Miller, Jennifer (Jack Santorius) Miller, Christopher and Jesse Perkins, Cheray Lacomis, Gayla Sheldon, Sheena Johnson and Joshua Pike. She is proud of her great-grandson: Emma and Olive Carbone, Blythe and Brashen Miller, Matilda Sartorius, Lexi Kendrew, Hunter, Madison and Wyatt Dunn, Victor, Samuel and Dakota Sheldon, Keegan and Briana Meserve, Alexys Tracy and Elizabeth Littlefield. She also has many nephews and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Peace Queen Peace in Boothbay Harbor at 11 am on Saturday, April 21.