Donna L. Rose, 72, of Union St., Fultonville, N.Y., passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, with her loving family by her side. She was a lifelong resident of the area and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Born in Mayfield, N.Y., on October 7, 1940, to the late Kenneth and Dorothy James, Donna spent her entire life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. What made her happy the most was to take care of her family, and loved to spend time and watch after "Jack", her "granddog". Not only did she take care of and look after her own kids, but Donna even would babysit and look after many other children in the area. This was her nature, unselfish and always caring and giving. To those who truly knew Donna this was her nature through and through; care and compassion for others.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald C. Rose; parents, Kenneth and Dorothy James; and a brother, Pete James. Donna is survived by her sons, Alan (Malia) Rose, Donnie (Chrissy) Rose, Pat (Kandace) Rose, and Bill (Sarah) Rose; daughters, Tracy (Chris) Kocjan, Robin Rose, Kelly (P.J.) Mullin; her brother, Clifford (Anita) James; and her sister, Joyce (Bob) Spellicy; grandchildren, Jean Putnam, Krystal Van Alstyne, Meghann Kocjan, Alex Kocjan, Connor Rose, Andrew Mullin, Matthew Mullin, Kohen Rose, and Addisyn Rose; great-grandchild, Jillian Putnam also survives.
As per Donna's wishes, services will be held privately at a later date. The family wishes donations be made in Donna's memory to the following charities of one's choice: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 159 Brandon Terrace, P.O. Box 13535, Albany, NY 12203; National Kidney Foundation of NENY, 99 Troy Road, Suite 200, East Greenbush, NY 12061-1027; and The Montgomery County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Donations can be mailed to the funeral home or directly to the charity of one's choice. All arrangements have been entrusted to Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, NY 12072. Please visit and sign the family's guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.