2015-03-26 / Obituaries

Rosemarie Ann Krull

Rosemarie Ann Krull, 89, of West Melbourne FL, formerly of Brewster, NY, and Sandwich, MA, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank T. Krull, Jr, who predeceased her in 1980.

Born in Johnstown, PA, “the Flood City”, as she usually remarked, to the late Stephen B. and Mary (Bartosky) Hudak, Rosemarie grew up during the Great Depression in an extended family of coal and steel mill workers. She was a member of “The Greatest Generation”, in every sense and value of that designation. She graduated from Bishop McCourt High School, where she excelled in English, History and Typing. Due to her legendary lightningspeed stenographic and typing skills, she followed her natural career path which culminated in becoming Executive Secretary to several corporate officers at Avis Rental Cars in New York City and Union Carbide Corporation in NYC and Danbury,

CT. Along the way, she became the head of the matrimonial department, as she worked for Attorney Joseph Burchetta, in Carmel, NY; the legal aspects of which she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled.

Rosemarie was a faithful parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole, NY, was a Catholic Daughter, and volunteered secretarial services to the Parish. She had a great devotion to Our Lady, the Rosary, and to St. Theresa, the “Little Flower”.

She is survived by her two daughters, Karen Krull Cotter of Sandwich, MA, and Kristina Krull Palumbo and her husband, Edward, of Verbank, NY; two grandsons, Patrick M. Cotter and Kevin J. Cotter, both of Sandwich, MA; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Hudak (widow of her late brother Stephen) of West Hartford, CT, and Mrs. Rosemarie Krull Horak and her husband, William, of New York City, many nephews and nieces, and several cousins.

Her family will remember her positive outlook on life, seeing the best in any situation, and her calming influence during any storms. She, along with her brother, Steve, were famous for reading and collecting volumes upon volumes of books, their shared love of learning becoming a family tradition. Rosemarie loved crossword puzzles, card and board games which she played with great delight with her grandsons, baseball, dogs and travel. We will always miss this beautiful lady, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend whose departure leaves a hole in our hearts.

The family welcomed friends at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY, from 4-8 on Friday, March 20. The Mass for the Celebration of her Life took place at Sacred Heart Church, 414 Haviland Drive, Patterson, NY at 10 am Saturday, followed by burial at St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Brewster, NY.

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