Rosemarie Roldan

Rosemarie Roldan (Castro)

Wednesday, December 17th, 1930 - Saturday, June 29th, 2019
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Rosemarie (Castro) Roldan, 88, of Hartford, beloved wife of 65 years to Santiago Roldan, peacefully entered eternal rest, surrounded by her family on Saturday, June 29, 2019. She was born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands on December 17, 1930 to the late Veronica (Francis)Castro and Modesto Castro Ramos. She emigrated to Miami, Florida at the age of 15 to seek employment to help support her parents and younger siblings in St. Croix. A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she leaves behind her eight children Patrick, Cecilia, Louis, Carmen, Thomas, Rose, Santiago Jr, Marcelino and her loyal canine Trouble, 25 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren, with 2 expected this summer. She was predeceased by her daughter, Theresa (Roldan) Gonzalez and her son, Jose Antonio Roldan. She is survived by 2 brothers, Modesto Castro Jr., Julio Castro and 1 sister, Ana Giraud. She was predeceased by her brother Victor Castro and sisters, Patricia Jenkins, Isabel Ayala and Virginia Murray.
Rosemarie worked for the Sheraton hotel in downtown Hartford, CT as a housekeeper from 1971 until she retired in 1990 where she was recognized for her dedication. She was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Parish on Main Street in Hartford where she was an active member of the Señoras de la Milagrosa and was honored as mother of the year on May 11, 1991. She was also a member of the St. Augustine Parish in Hartford. Rosemarie loved knitting, journaling, traveling, collecting porcelain doll figurines, roosters and fine china. Family was very important to her, she always looked forward to visits from her grand/great grandchildren where she would teach them how to cook or just sit quietly to watch her favorite telenovelas.
As we cherish the memory of our beautiful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, we remember how gentle she was with her words, teaching us the importance of love for family, respect and honor for your parents and peace with one another. She taught lessons of independence, hard work, perseverance and most importantly forgiveness. We miss her terribly but take comfort and solace in knowing the legacy she has left is one that our future generations can be proud of.
The Roldan family will receive relatives and friends Friday, July 5, 2019 from 6-9 pm at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd., Wethersfield. A Celebration of Rosemarie’s Life will be Saturday, July 6th at 10 am in Farley-Sullivan. Interment will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery (St. Justin Section), 1 Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield. To read the full obituary, send a condolence or share a memory, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, July 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home
    34 Beaver Road
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 6th, 2019 10:00am
    Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home
    34 Beaver Road
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Fr. Michael S. Galasso
  • Interment

    Mount St. Benedict Cemetery
    1 Cottage Grove Rd.
    Bloomfield, CT 06002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    St. Justin Section


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Carmen Roldan

Posted at 11:09am
Not a day goes by without the thought or the presence of your love given to me is felt so dearly. Especially mom, the tender touch of your hand as you held mines letting me know your strength is my strength and that with God all things are possible. Thank you mom for holding me strong alongside with you. Even through the unknown paths on life mom, you never gave up. We all are grieving in our own way and it's because of a ROSE so delicate as you have been named to share your special love with each one of us. I will never forget your teachings on life and how I should carry myself as a lady of grace and respect for self and for all. Most of all mom, I will never let go of the Faith in God you instilled in me. I love you very much mom and I'm missing you so much. Thank you for trusting me as your daughter to take care of you as you embraced the love and care you so deserved to your forward journey.
I love you mom

Carmen Roldan

Posted at 09:19am
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Posted at 07:43pm
Dear Roldan Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29


Posted at 06:59pm
Por favor acepte mis más sentidos pésame por la muerte de su ser querido. La biblia en Hechos 24:15 nos da consuelo porque nos asegura que “va a ver resurrección”. Dios promete devolver la vida a millones de personas que han muerto, y está deseando hacerlo.
Sabemos esto por lo que un siervo de Dios del pasado, Job, le pregunto a Dios: “Si un hombre físicamente capacitado muere, ¿puede volver a vivir? Todos los días de mí trabajo obligatorio (muerte) esperare. Tú (Dios) llamaras, y yo (Job) mismo te responderé. Por la obra de tu mano tú sentirás anhelo”. (Job 14:14,15) Dios está anhelando devolverles la vida a quienes han muerto y muy pronto lo hará.
Quizás estas palabras no calmen su dolor pero reflexionar en las promesas divinas que se hallan en la Biblia le dará la esperanza y la fortaleza necesaria para seguir adelante mientras se cumplan todas las promesas del Dios de todo consuelo (2 Corintios 1:3,4).

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