Obituary of Rosary Thompson
Rosary Giacobelli was born in Highland Park, Michigan on February 23, 1918. She was the daughter of Emil Giacobelli and Giovanna (Rossi) Buttazzoni. Following high school, Rosary would continue her education, earning a bachelor’s degree. This to say the least was quite a substantial accomplishment for a woman at that time.
Rosary would marry four times throughout her life with each husband passing before her. From her union with, Donald Stewart, she would be blessed with the birth of three sons. In addition to caring for the needs of her family, Rosary, would also work outside the home. She was employed by Wayne County for many years as a secretary before retiring in 1980.
Rosary loved her cats, and she lovingly would share her home with the four-legged felines. One occasion she had four cats living with her at a time. She cherished the company of others none more than her own family. She enjoyed conversation over a meal with holiday dinners and family get-togethers being highlights of her life. Rosary loved a good roast, her coffee, and bread. It seemed she liked to put sugar on just about everything.
Rosary had a passion for lifelong learning and liked reading all types of materials. She remained active into her 90’s. She enjoyed dancing and attending activities at the senior community center.
For the past seven years the family was blessed to have Janice Valerio serving as a caregiver to Rosary. Her love and devotion certainly enhanced her quality of life.
Rosary Thompson, age 103, of Monroe passed away at home on Wednesday; May 26, 2021. Her passing was preceded by her parents; three husbands: Donald Stewart, Robert Thompson, and Loren Dean; two brothers: Oscar Giacobelli and Henry Rossi; and a son: James Stewart.
To cherish her memory, she leaves two sons: William Stewart and Bruce Stewart; and several grandchildren: Tara Stewart-Kuhnen, William Stewart, Emily Stewart, Mark Stewart; step grandchildren: Heather Lutz, Luke Dixon; Andrea (Jeffrey) Stout, Angela (Bryan Emm) Stewart, Alexandra Stewart, Carter Stout, Layla Stout, Gemma Stout, Joselyn Stout, Joseph Emm, and Nicholas Emm.
Family and friends gathered on Sunday; May 30, 2021, at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070. Private burial services took place on Tuesday; June 1, 2021, at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery in Huron Township.
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