Rosemary M. GORDON

Female 1918 - 2009


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  • Name  Rosemary M. GORDON 
    Nickname  Rose 
    Born  3 Oct 1918  Glace Bay or Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  13 Feb 2009 
    • WORCESTER Rosemary G. (Gordon) McManus, 90, of Worcester died peacefully Friday February 13, 2009 in the Beaumont at University Nursing Home. She is survived by her loving family; a son Charles E. McManus Jr. and his wife Rebecca of St. Paul St. Paul MN. A daughter Charlotte Adams of Worcester with whom she lived, two grandchildren, Ian of Denver Colorado, and Aria Rose of St. Paul. Six brothers Louis Gordon of Wakefield, Lowell Gordon of Dorchester, Alfred Gordon of East Sandwich, Robert Gordon of Wolaston, Leonard Gordon of N.H. and Walter Gordon of Boston, an aunt Irene Vatcher of Cape Breton, and a life long friend Lillian Seaward of Ashby Cape Breton, and several nephews and nieces. Rosemary was predeceased by a sister Cecelia MacInnis, and three brothers Harry, Charles, and Richard Gordon. Her former husband Charles E. McManus died in 2002. She was born in Cape Breton Nova Scotia daughter of the late Clarence and Hilda (Ward) Gordon and came to Massachusetts many years ago. She lived in Brookline for many years before moving to the Worcester area 30 years ago.

      Rosemary was a graduate of the Cambridge Training School for Nurses class of "43" and was a Nurse for many years at the former Longwood Hospital in Brookline before she retired. Rosemary enjoyed bowling, crocheting, golf, and was an avid doll collector, and loved to read. She really enjoyed a good cup of coffee and lobster dinners. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

      Rosemary's funeral will be held Friday February 20, at 11AM in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 370 Plantation St. Calling hours will be held Friday morning only from 9AM to the time of service in the funeral home. Interment will be in Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hope Lodge 7 Oak St, Worcester MA. 01609 or to the Beaumont at University Nursing Home 378 Plantation St. Worcester MA. 01605.
    Person ID  I1694  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  9 Feb 2012 

    Father  Clarence McKenzie GORDON,   b. 21 Nov 1891, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1947, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hilda M. WARD,   b. 19 Jul 1895, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1970, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Oct 1917  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1930  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  Bef 1942 
    • Hilda and Clarence were never officially divorced. After they separated, Clarence lived with Mary in Boston and raised a family with her there.
    Family ID  F22  Group Sheet

    Family  Charles Edward MCMANUS,   b. 28 Jan 1921, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 2002, Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID  F928  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Went to live with her grandparents Maggie and Harry Ward when an infant because her parents were not capable of caring for her. Her mother Hilda was living in an institution because of 'melancholy' likely post traumatic stress disorder resulting from her experience in the Halifax explosion.
      Went to Boston at age 8 to live with her father and stepmother.

      From her obit (partial)
      Rosemary was a graduate of the Cambridge Training School for Nurses class of "43" and was a Nurse for many years at the former Longwood Hospital in Brookline before she retired. Rosemary enjoyed bowling, crocheting, golf, and was an avid doll collector, and loved to read. She really enjoyed a good cup of coffee and lobster dinners.