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Troy-Rosemary T. Simons, 85 passed away on November 17, 2020 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Cohoes she was the daughter to the late Harry West and Mary Pyskowsky West and the loving wife to the late Robert F. Simons, who passed in 2007, they were married 34 years.
Rosemary graduated from Catholic Central High School, class of 1953.
She started her career at Union Fern, Knitkraft and Cluett & Peabody in Troy, NY. She worked for over 40 years within local hospitals, Samaritan, Leonard, St. Mary’s Hospitals in Troy and finished her career at Memorial Hospital, now St Peter’s Health Partners. For many years she also worked part-time for Macys at Colonie Center. She retired at age 80.
Rosemary and Bob were former members of Van Schaick Island Country Club then Troy Country Club.
Rosemary enjoyed crafting, painting, she had a talent for fashion and home design, she loved to go to Vermont in the Fall, loved to dine out and travel, mostly to the beach, and she especially enjoyed her trip to Ireland with her family and she loved the Holidays. She enjoyed her conversations with her dear friends near and far.
Rosemary most of all loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Rosemary is survived by her children, Deborah (David) Kulzer, Janice (Paul) Campisi and Paul (Connie) Manella, her grandchildren Kristofer (Cecilia) Kulzer, Kathryne (Thomas Cucinotta) Kulzer, Matthew Campisi, Emily Campisi, Angela Manella, Paul Manella and Scott Manella, her great grandchildren Karter and Beau Kulzer, and her sister, Patricia (James) Del Signore and her niece Donna and nephew Scott.
Due to restrictions caused by the current virus pandemic, services are being postponed in the hope that all family and friends can gather in the future to remember Rosemary. The Arrangements have been entrusted to the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, Troy, NY.
Future arrangements will be published in the Times Union. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.mcloughlinmason.com.
Donations can be made in Rosemary’s name to American Stroke Association www.stroke.org.
I was shocked to hear of your moms passing. I recently had lunch with a couple of Leonards employees and mentioned I was going to call her as I hadnt spoken with her since last October. Rosemary and I had great times working together and stayed in touch after I retired. She was such a caring person who loved her family. Please accept my sincere condolences although I am late sending them. I will miss her calls and lunches we shared together. Rest In Peace with your honey
Phyllis Pfitz Oct 19 2021 12:00 AM
I just read about my good friends passing today. I worked with Rosemary for several years first at Albany Memorial & then in Cohoes for St. Peters Health Partners. We shared many conversations both on break at work & even more since her retirement. We most recently talked of going to lunch once this crazy pandemic was over. I will miss my dear friend forever. She was a sweet lady who loved her family & friends. RIP my friend. You will always hold a special place in my heart. My sincerest condolences to her family.
Kathy LaMarche Nov 29 2020 12:00 AM
I have so many great memories of Rosemary and my grandfather I'm so sorry for your loss Debby,Janice and Paul
ROBERT F Simons Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM
I am so saddened by this, My sincere sympathies. Rosemary was a special lady who will always be remembered by me as a special friend and co-worker. RIP Rosemary - Anne Oswald
Anne Oswald Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM
I am so very sad to here about my friend Rosemary. Her and I would have so many long talks about everything and anything but mostly about her family. So proud of them and her grand kids. We worked for SPHP together for over 14 years. You will always be in my heart and I will always cherish the memories. I did not find out till today and am devastated. God speed my friend. Condolences to her family am very sorry for your loss.
Dawn Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences to Rosemary's family on her passing. In the few short years that I'd gotten to know Rosemary as her boss and friend, I realized what a fine, accomplished, and sweet lady she was. We had many great conversations about all sorts of things. She was so respectful of my role at SPHP and was always open to bantering in sharing expertise and experiences while finding the route to accomplishing a goal. She very much reminded me of my Mom. Although she retired, we still kept in touch. I will miss the phone calls we've had, getting caught up with each others lives. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss.Nancy Cody
Nancy Cody Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM
My sincere condolences, Rosemary was a good friend to me. We worked together in Cohoes for many yearsAnd continued to stay in touch thereafter.RIP my friend, Anne Oswald
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