Obituary of Rosemarie Riley
Rosemarie Riley was born on July 4, 1948 in Wakefield, Michigan. She was one of seven children born to the union of Arthur and Flossie (Gum) Murray. She attended Taylor Center High School in Taylor, Michigan graduating with the Class of 1966. Rose as she was lovingly known was employed for thirty-four years at General Motors as a CM machine operator where she programmed and worked with robots as her daily work routines.
Rosemarie loved and cherished her two Yorkies; Toto and Bandit, and these two fur babies were her life. She loved computers and making dolls. Rose was always working because that’s what she loved to do, but still found time to raise her two wonderful children on her own; Michele and Eric. She seemed to be able to balance it all and she could accomplish anything once she made up her mind.
Rosemarie "Rose" Riley, age 73, passed away on Friday; January 7, 2022 at the Mary Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tennessee. Her passing was preceded by her parents; Arthur and Flossie Murray, her sister; Joyce Buckwheat and her brother; Darryl Murray.
To cherish her memory she leaves her daughter: Michelle Riggs of Columbia, Tennessee and her son: Eric (Karen) Riggs of Connecticut; four sisters: Barbara Montgomery, Joann (Anthony) Mazzola, Candy (Gene) Baker and Jackie; two granddaughters: Tiffany Stephens and Faith Riggs; and three great-grandchildren: Alexandria, Coleton, and Elijah.
Friends may gather on Friday; February 25, 2022 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162. (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Rosemarie’s Life will begin at 6:00pm also at Merkle's with Pastor Roy Southerland officiating. Cremation has taken place in Tennessee where Rosemarie was living at the time of her passing.
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