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November 20, 2013

Rosemary T. Haroff

MATTOON, Ill. — Rosemary T. Haroff, 88, died at 9:05 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Nursing Home, Mattoon, Ill., with her family at her side.

Rosemary was born Wednesday, April 15, 1925, in Queens, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph E. and Anna Maloney Boone.

Rosemary was pre-deceased by the love of her life, Edward C. Haroff on March 8, 2009; and brother Joseph E. Boone on March 31, 2010.

Rosemary, her parents and brother lived in Rosedale, N.Y. Rosemary graduated from Dominican Commercial High School, Class of 1943.

Rosemary and Ed married on March 30, 1946. They first resided in Springfield Gardens, N.Y., and in 1951 moved to Bethpage, N.Y. Rosemary worked as a secretary for Insular Chemical and Certified Preferred Concrete for many years before retiring. In 1977, Rosemary and Ed moved to Schroon Lake, N.Y. where they enjoyed their Adirondack retirement. They spent many years vacationing in Hawaii. In May of 2011, Rosemary moved to Charleston, Ill. to spend more time with her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bill Force. Rosemary and Ed were active members of the Schroon Lake Senior Citizens Center, Inc. from 1985. Rosemary was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.

Rosemary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Edward T. and Linda A. Haroff of Schroon Lake, N.Y.; her daughter and son-in-law, (Betty) Elizabeth A. and William J. Force of Charleston, Ill.; her grandchildren, Heather A. Brinkerhoff, Robert E. Force, William E. and wife, Heidi Keller; her great-grandchildren, Andrew Merwin, Mallory Force, Charlotte Force and Farrah Force; her cousin, Catherine Hamel; her sister-in-law, Margaret Boone; her niece, Patricia Boone; and her nephew and his wife, Joseph and Shelia Boone.

Rosemary requested there be no calling hours. Funeral services and burial will be conducted at the convenience of the family in the spring of 2014.

The family suggests memorials take the form of donations to the Schroon Lake Senior Citizens Center, Inc., Schroon Lake, N.Y. 12870.

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