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Rosemary Pakes

Rosemary Pakes

Thursday, December 27th, 1928 - Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Obituary

JANESVILLE - Rosemary “Rosie” Pakes, 91, died early Thursday morning, August 13, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Manor, Footville. She was born December 27, 1928 in Janesville, the second oldest of seven to Hugh R. and Agnes M. (Monaghan) McCann.

Rosie earned her “J” in sports was a member of the Glee Club and then graduated from Janesville High School in 1948. On July 3, 1954, Rosie married Walter Pakes at St. Mary Catholic Church, Janesville. She worked for Parker Pen Co. in the office doing what was necessary including mainly filing, Johnny on the Spot, and SSI from where she retired.

She was so proud of her Irish heritage and a great highlight for her was when she travelled to Ireland to see of where her relatives came. Family was a big pride for her and that included her time helping to raise her siblings growing up or being a wife, mom, grandma, or even enjoying visits with her siblings and their families and her in-laws; time with all was time well spent. Rosie also enjoyed all things that moms did for their families including crocheting, sewing, baking, cooking, gardening and just being mom.

Rosie was known for her big, infectious smile and that has been evident since her high school days when her class yearbook noted her smile that she gave to everyone. If she had a bad day, then you may not have known it because she always smiled at you.

Rosemary is survived by her husband Walter; three sons: Steve (Susi) Pakes, Dave (Karen “Beth”) Pakes, and Ron (Margie) Pakes; her grandchildren: Sacha and Zachary Pakes, Anna (Kyle) Gannon and Phillip (Jenna) Pakes, and Steven, Madeline, and Grace Pakes; great grandchildren: Dominik and Evan Gannon, and Jackson Pakes; sister Virginia Kas; sister-in-law Celine McCann brothers-in-law James (Rosemary) Pakes and Norm (Valeria) Pakes and numerous nieces, nephews and other family. She was preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Agnes McCann; grandson Benjamin Pakes; siblings: Jerome (Barb) McCann, Phyllis McCann, Bob (Marilyn) McCann, Tom (Celine) McCann, and Richard (Nancy) McCann; father and mother-in-law: Joseph and Anna Pakes; nephew Bob Pakes; brothers-in-law Hartzell Kas and Eugene (Mary) Pakes; and other family.

Mass of Christian Burial for Rosie will be held on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday until time of Mass. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Please visit www.whitcomb-lynch.com to send condolences to the family.

A very special thank you to Marquardt Hospice and for the last 4+ years to St. Elizabeth Manor for your gentle care and compassion given to Rosie. Also, to the neighbors for always willing to lend a hand over the years.

Lastly, to our mother-in-law, you made us feel so welcome and from the very first moment we were a part of the Pakes family we felt the love and truly loved you.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    St. John Vianney Catholic Church
    Address
    1250 E. Racine St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53545
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  • Service

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    St. John Vianney Catholic Church
    Address
    1250 E. Racine St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53545
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Address
    1827 N. Washington St.
    JANESVILLE, WI 53548
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mike henke

Posted at 01:34pm
Many fond memories of Mrs. Pakes from when I was a kid. Super nice, great cook.
Sad to hear of her passing, but while she was here she made others happy.
Condolences to the family.
LH

Love, Julie and Jim Louwagie and Megan and Andy He

Posted at 03:43pm
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We feel privileged to have met Rosie and very much enjoyed her kind, gentle personality.
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Celine

Posted at 12:39pm
I remember Rosemary’s smile! Sorry for your loss!
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Posted at 07:13am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.
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