Rose Mary (Carrier) Bartolini

Born: Tue., May 27, 1958
Died: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 28, 2017
Location: Morris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 01, 2017
Location: Pilgrim Church

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Rose Mary (Carrier) Bartolini, 58, of Hopkinton and formerly of Southborough  passed away peacefully  at her home in her family’s care on Saturday, February 25, 2017.She was the devoted wife and best friend to  David B. Bartolini, Sr. for the past 36 years. 

Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Margaret (Turpin) Carrier of Westborough and the late Robert Carrier.

Rose relocated to Westborough as a teenager, graduating from Westborough High School’s Class of 1976.  She was capable of amazing focus, crafting and honing her artistic gifts into exceptional skill that was obvious to any observer.  After high school, Rose studied painting at the School of the Worcester Art Museum, and later advanced her studies while maintaining a studio at the Ingbretson Atelier and studying classical realism under Numael Pulido.  She was inducted into the Portrait Society of America in 2010.Rose’s artistic accomplishments weren’t limited to the canvas.  She was also an accomplished doll maker, winning the Top Award International Competition 1995 Award- Doll Artisan Guild and President’s Choice doll awards.  She was also an exceptional dancer, winning several competitions across the US, including the highly-prized 2010 US Open Master’s Division.Rose cherished her three dogs, Lily, Abigail and Benjamin, demonstrating her love through highly capable training.  All of her dogs received advanced good citizens’ certification, with Benjamin becoming a therapy dog and ultimately, her devoted service dog.

In addition to her husband, and mother, Rose leaves her loving children, Robert J. Bartolini; David B. Bartolini Jr. and his wife Emma; her cherished granddaughter Isabella; her siblings, Patricia A. Valin, Paul R. Carrier, William R. Carrier,  Margaret M. Carrier, Stephen J. Carrier; many loved and cherished in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews .She was predeceased by her brother James M. Carrier

 A funeral service, to celebrate her beautiful life. will be held Wednesday,  March 1 at  11 AM at Pilgrim Church, Common Street, Southborough.

 Calling hours will be held, Tuesday, February 28, from 4-7pm, at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street Southborough.

We wish to acknowledge the team at Mass General Hospital Cancer Center who cared for Rose and to support promising research in stomach cancer. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rose to Massachusetts General Hospital,   Stomach cancer research under Dr. Goyal,  c/o development office , 125 Nashua Street, Boston,  MA 02114  attn: Meagan Coons. send donations thru thier website or  to the Union Congregation Church, 86 Main Street,  South Grafton, MA.

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Ron Bartolini
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
Dear David,
We're so sorry we can't be with you. We are thinking of you and your family with deepest sympathy.
Ron and Regina

Kate Peck
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
David & family, so sorry for your loss. Rose is finally at rest and will be missed by so very many people. My prayers go out to all of you.

Lisa Kleitz
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
Dear Rose's Family,
I'm a dance friend. I'm very sad to hear the news of Rose's passing. She was such a beautiful person and dancer with a kind, gentle spirit. I hope that the love of family and friends will make this time of transition a little easier for you.
Warmest wishes,

Nancy DeLany
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
So terribly sorry to hear of Rose Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please know I send my love and hugs wrapped in what ever comfort it might bring dear cousins. Peace of the Lord be with you all.

Cousin Nancy

Carol Larson
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
Dear David & family,
I am part of the dance community and I was saddened to learn that Rose had passed. She was such an inspiration to me! And she was always kind' friendly and helpful. I will miss her dearly. And, I wish you strength through this difficult time. The grieving process is tough & I know you have loving & supportive family & friends who will help you through this.

Glenn Fyrberg
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
David and Family Bartolini, Sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. Love, Peace and Prayers.

Warmest regards,
Glenn Fyrberg
Family friend

n Fyrberg

suzanne traini
   Posted Mon February 27, 2017
There is another Star in the Sky tonite.

Judy Lamy
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
David, please know that I'm so sorry for your loss. My memories are of you and Rose so many years ago but wonderful memories they are.

Thomas I. Soinks
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
David and family, So sorry to learn of your loss. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you. Tom, Patty, Jeff & T.J.

Jane Smith
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
To the Bartolini family: The Smith-Reilly family (Jane, John, Ben and Chris) send their deepest condolences. Ben and Bobby used to play together when they were young, and I remember Rose as a lovely, kind person. We're so sorry for your loss.

Kali Patrick (formerly Jen Hocko)
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
To David, Dave, Emma, and all the family (fur babies included): I'm terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I can still hear Rose's sweet voice in my head. I fondly remember watching her subtle, graceful movements on the dance floor, and will always remember her unwavering support and kindness to me. I'm sorry I cannot be there. Please know that I am thinking of you all.

Earl and Patricia Larson and the Campero family
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Nancy Shwartz
   Posted Tue February 28, 2017
Oh, Patty! I am so sorry about your sister's passing! Here is hoping that peace replaces your broken heart. With love, Nancy and Jeff Shwartz

Jana Limole
   Posted Wed March 01, 2017
To Rose's family,
I am so sorry for your loss. The dance community lost a great dancer but most of all a great person. She was beautiful inside and out.
Sincere condolences,

Michael Hagopian
   Posted Sat March 11, 2017
David and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your very special wife and probably your best friend. I was on vacation so I did not have a chance to see you and your family at Rose's services. Our families have a long history together. If there is anything I can do to help in anyway, please let me know, because you are also a very special person. God bless you and your family.


Jackon Family
   Posted Wed March 15, 2017
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8