Rosie and her "best friend" and twin, Betty, were born on May 27, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Franz and Goldie Rodgers and was raised and educated in Little Falls. Rosie resided in Herkimer for more than thirty years with her last residence being
For many years, she worked in dress manufacturing companies in the Herkimer area, ending that career at Harmony Mills,
Rosie had many nicknames that described her character. The family affectionately knew her and her twin as "the hurricanes". To family members she was also known as "Ma". But, the nickname she was most proud of was Gran'ma Rose. Her grandchildren, along with many other children and adults, called her that. She was a kind soul who would take in and give help to anyone who needed it. People were drawn to her and we would often find extra guests at our dinner table.
Rosie had many interests including vacationing in
She is survived by her son, Richard G. Buck and his wife, Carolyn; daughters, Paula Donovan, Sherri B. Walczak and husband, John and Donna Wiseman and husband, Joey; daughter-in-law, Joann Buck; fifteen grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren; and her nephews, George DiCamillo and Dennis DiCamillo and his wife, Julie. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald F. Buck; her beloved son, Lee A. Buck; our special angel, granddaughter, Jamie Wiseman Mormile; her sisters, Kay Labenski and Betty DiCamillo; and a special friend, John Salkis.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at
Rosie loved animals as much as she loved people. Donations, in her memory, may be made to the animal shelter / pet food pantry of your choice.
Guidance offered by The Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 North Washington Street, Herkimer, New York, Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315) 866-1011.