In memory of
Rosalyn "Rosie" Attwell
Attwell, Rosalyn "Rosie" Newark—Rosalyn Ann Attwell—76, passed away on Thursday (April 13, 2017) at the DeMay Living Center. Friends may call from 5:30 to 6:30 PM on Monday (April 17th) at the Light House Baptist Church, 1000 South Main Street, Newark where a funeral service will be held at 6:30 PM with Pastor Jerry Wilson officiating. A reception in the church hall follow the service. Memorials, in her name may be made to the Light House Baptist Church, 1000 South Main Street, Newark, New York 14513 or the Wayne County Humane Society, 1475 County House Road, Lyons, New York 14513. Rosie was born on February 16, 1941 in Elmira, New York, the daughter of the late Raymond and Eravesta Mix Kay. She graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights , Class of 1959. Rosie had worked at Garlock's in Palmyra and retired from IEC in Newark in 1996. But raising her family was most important to her and helping with her grandchildren.. Rosie loved to cook and collecting cookbooks. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting, bowling and her cats. She was a member of the Light House Baptist Church and the Newark Grange. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, James E. Attwell; her children Richard Dickinson, Jr. of Macedon, James Dickinson of Naples, Kathy Carr of Farmington, Jennifer (Eugene) Pitts of Port Gibson, William Dickinson of Fla, Suzanne (Ken) Custer, Jr. of Newark; eleven grandchildren, Ashley and Alicia Carr, James II and Nicholas Dickinson, Dennis Hayes, Charles Turner, Vincent Smith, Zachary, Brandon, Kendra and Royce Custer; four great grandchildren; a sister Darla (Wayne) Nash of Elmira Heights; two brothers Steve (Maureen) Kay of AZ and Richard (Lynda) Kay of NC; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Joseph Dickinson and grandson Scotty Smith. www.murphyandsonsfuneralhome.com
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