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Rosemarie (Fittante) Goins

Rosemarie (Fittante) Goins

Rosemarie (Fittante) Goins

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, April 15th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Rosemarie (Fittante) Goins, who died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, April 9th at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, at 72 years.  Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, April 16th at 11 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere at 12 Noon.  Born in Boston, she was raised & educated in Revere, & was a 1958 alumna of Revere High School & an alumna of Bay State Community College.  She worked for over 12 years within the Revere Municipal Government, in the Treasurer’s Office & the Board of Health, leaving Revere in 1983.  She moved to Newington, NH, where she lived until moving back to Revere last Fall.  She is the beloved Mother of Kenneth C. Foster &  his wife Anne M. of Peabody.  She is the cherished grandmother of: Allison N. & Michael R. Foster both of Peabody, Adam & Jillian Matthews both of Danvers.  She is the dear Sister of Arthur R. Fittante & his wife Joan of NYC, & the late Alfred R. Fittante & his late wife, Mary Ann “Marion” Fittante.  She is the Dear Aunt of: Steven R. Fittante & his wife Sally, & David P. Fittante all of New Jersey, Dana R. Fittante & her husband Shawn Stockman of Maine, Philip Fittante & his wife Jane of North Carolina, Karin Fittante & her husband Kyle Jackson of California, & Glenn Fittante & his wife Jackie of New York.  She is also lovingly survived by her faithful surrogate sister, Betty Carmichael of Winthrop, James Rodgers & his late wife, Rita Rodgers of Saugus.  She is also survived by her former husband, Wilbur L. Goins of Newington, NH & his daughter, Christine Matthews & her husband Wayne of Danvers.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, April 15th, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 12 Noon in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Division of Development & The Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

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  1. Karin Fittante
    Apr 15 2013

    Dear Kenny –
    Beautiful obituary; incredible all the people whose lives she touched. My heart is heavy on this day as I think of all of you and wish I could be there; you’ve been in my thoughts during this difficult time. Aunt Rosemarie was such a firecracker and I always looked up to her – to me, she was fearless. I hope she’s looking down at all of us, having a martini and a laugh, and I hope we can all get together soon.
    Love, Karin
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there.
    I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft star that shines at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there. I did not die.
    – Mary Elizabeth Frye, 1932

  2. Ken Foster
    Apr 15 2013

    Rest in peace dear Mother, may you be at peace in Heaven!

  3. Paula& Mark Callanan
    Apr 14 2013

    Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. Rosemarie was a special lady, a good friend and an important part of our lives. We will miss her greatly. We had great times together and great laughs!! We were blessed to know her and will always have our memories!!! Till we meet again, Girl!! love you!!

  4. Linda Spitzer
    Apr 13 2013

    Rosemarie was more like a sister than a friend. We shared so many laughter and tears through the years. She so loved her family and felt so blessed to have them. I will always remember her strength and courage and take comfort in knowing that she is now in a better place. Heaven definitely has a new angel and farewell dear cousin, I will miss you all the days of my life. Until we meet again…..
    Linda Spitzer AZ

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