Too well loved never to be forgotten, always to be cherished, and loved in our memory.
MERIDEN - Rose Kevorkian, 63, of Meriden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Masonic Home in Wallingford.
Rose was born on Feb. 21, 1954, in Rocchetta e Croce, Italy. She was born Rosina Laurenza, and was one of four children, and daughter to the late Giovanna (Bertoldo) and Giovanni Laurenza. She was the loving wife of Mark Kevorkian, and devoted mother to Matthew and Jacqueline Kevorkian...
Rose was employed by the City of Meriden for the past 15 years. She became an expert in all things relating to human resources and city pensions. Many knew her as "help me Rose" as she was always willing to help any employee and did so with grace and compassion. She worked tirelessly to assist everyone and always put her fellow co-workers needs ahead of her own.
There was nothing more important to Rose than to be an excellent mother to Jackie and Matt. Rose had one simple goal in life and that was to raise her children into kind, caring, educated adults, and she succeeded in this by far. She would burst with pride whenever mentioning her children's many accomplishments. Rose was very well known in the world of the Meriden Arts through her children and her own involvement with the Meriden Youth Theater and the Maloney Music Department. She spent countless hours volunteering including holding the office of president of the Maloney Choral Boosters, but she was most famous as the "Cake Pop Queen" for her perfected recipe and execution of thousands of cake pops donated to many great causes through the years.
Rose never missed one of her children's plays, concerts, shows and "Not Mikes" performances. This is when her heart was happiest; as she and Mark shared their pride watching their children perform. Much of her time in the past two years included trips to UConn to support Jackie's music education and performances. On Friday afternoons, her radio was tuned to WFCS as she listened in on Matt's radio show. When not a part of an audience, Rose was most likely found in her kitchen, preparing a gourmet meal or baking cookies, while watching the Food Network, or her "best friend" Oprah. We will be toasting to Rose with saddened hearts, but happy memories as we sip on a "nice Chardonnay".