Rosemary Frances (Riley)  Demeule

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Danvers - Mrs. Rosemary Frances (Riley) Demeule, 80, of Danvers, died unexpectedly August 12, 2019, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late John E. Sr. and Josephine Ann (Sullivan) Riley. She was one of 12 children, raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of the former St. James Girls School and St. James Girls High School. She continued her education at the former St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing.
Mrs. Demeule spent over 50 years caring for others professionally as a Registered Nurse. She began her career with the former J.B. Thomas Hospital in Peabody and matriculated to Twin Oaks Nursing Home and the Hunt Nursing Home in Danvers until the time of her retirement in 2013. She loved her profession and was well-regarded for her bedside manner and care with which she imparted to her charges. She truly put her heart and soul into taking care of the infirm. It was part of who she was, a loving and devoted woman.
She was a longtime resident of the Town of Danvers, Rosemary was devoted to her family. If you were in need, she was there in an instant ready to extend a helpful hand. She loved flowers, the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and revered in becoming a grandmother. She found her true passion in being "Mimi" to her beloved granddaughters. "Mimi" loved doting on them by going to movies, the North Shore Music Theater, all their school and extracurricular activities, and imparting her passion for shopping on to her little ones. She was very proud of her family and all of their accomplishments.
Rosemary was full of love, for her family, her patients and for God. She was devoted to her faith and family and will be remembered for her caring heart, her quick smile and her dedication to her loved ones.
Rosemary is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie Perez and her husband Richard of Palmer; her son, Jeffrey Demeule and his wife Laurie of Peabody; her beloved granddaughters, Morgan, Ashley and Sophia Demeule and Stephanie and Jenna Perez; her siblings, Jerome Riley of Fla., Francis Riley of Beverly, Maureen Carone and her husband William of Epping N.H., and Alice Riley King and her husband Edward of Beverly; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and friends. She was the sister of the late, John Riley Jr., Eleanor Waldron, Martha Getty, Arthur, Michael, Mark and Walter Riley.

Her funeral will be held from the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Friday, Aug. 16, at 9 a.m., followed by her funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd., Salem, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Thursday, Aug. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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Greg Getty
Aug 15, 2019
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Aug 13, 2019