Obituary – Rosemary “Rosie” (Germani) Singleton

Rosemary Germani
Rosemary (Germani) Singleton
April 3, 1953 – October 3, 2013
Monroe, Michigan | Age 60

An earthly angel has received her wings. Rosemary (Germani) Singleton is making the heavens roll with laughter.

Rosie lost her long battle with breast cancer on October 3rd. She is survived by her husband, Steven, daughter Sarah (Mark) Lambert, her treasured granddaughters Hailey and Emily, her four sisters Mary Lou (Mark) LaVoy, Rita Eby, Mary Ann Germani, and Michelle Germani. Many nieces and nephews will continue to give love and laughter to others as Aunt Rosie demonstrated where ever she would go.

Rosie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Monroe where she was married, taught Sunday school and was involved with many youth projects.

Rosie was born on April 3, 1953 to Mario and Marie (Fix) Germani. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy (1971) and was co-owner of Monroe Development and Investment Company where she was involved with the development of commercial and residential properties with her husband.  The friendships and laughter made during this time will be everlasting.

Her most important job was raising their daughter and teaching her how to live a Christian life which included “to treat others as you would want to be treated”. Rosie was passionate about making people smile and laugh. She believed that “laughter is the best medicine”. In the early years she performed as “Rosie the Clown” at Holliday Camp entertaining children and adults alike. From these experiences she formed “The Rockerettes” to celebrate people and make them laugh. Rosie also did laughter seminars with her friend JoAnn Rinne. She met no strangers; everyone was a friend and an important person.

Rosie was a fantastic cook and many of her homemade recipes will be missed at the holidays and family functions. She was teaching her great niece and care giver Jacque how to cook right down to the end. Her recipes will live on into the next generation.

You often found Rosie (Mimi) along with her granddaughters in the golf cart playing in the yard. She was a kid at heart and would always come up with the best stories.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents and nephew Thomas Eby.

Friends may call from 12-8 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Sunday School or of donor’s choice.

Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, Michigan, October 3, 2013
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