Rosemary Ann (McGrane)'s Story
Rose (McGrane) Leszczynski peacefully passed away surrounded by her family at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Saturday evening March 18th. For more than 48 years she was the loving wife of Paul S. Leszczynski.
Born in Salem, she was one of three children of the late Leonard & Edith (Pynn) McGrane. Rose was raised in Salem, she attended the St. Mary's Grammar School and was a graduate of Salem High School and Marian Court College. While raising her family Rose worked for more than 30 years as a Dental Assistant and Office Manager for Dr. Walter J. Opolski in Danvers.
Rose enjoyed days on the beach and tropical vacations, not a day went by in which she wasn’t fully engaged and focused on her family and friends. Rose enjoyed the arts and frequented live performances of the Boston Pops and Jimmy Buffet. Rose was also an advocate for the Elliot P. Joslin Camp for Boys with Diabetes, the Joslin Diabetes Center and was a big fan of the activities of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. You could always find Rose at swim meets, hockey games, lacrosse games, baseball games, basketball games, dance recitals, and gymnastics.
In addition to her husband Paul, she is survived by her children Paul J. Leszczynski and his wife, Elizabeth of Salem, Todd L. Leszczynski and his wife Robyn of Rowley. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Alyssa, Hunter, Sydney, Paige and Grace Leszczynski; one great-granddaughter, Maya Leszczynski; her sister, Barbara "Chauchi" Faircloth and partner, Laurence Tessier, Barbara's children, Lisa Middleton and William K. Faircloth, her brother, Leonard T. McGrane, Jr. and his wife, Jane, and their children, Heather Otto, Lindsey McGrane-Rieves, Jeremy and Jason McGrane of Raymond, N.H.; her uncle, Everett McGrane of Danvers; her aunt, Helen McGrane of Salem; her aunt, Cecile McGrane of South Berwick, Maine, and a large extended family including many cousins and friends.
Visiting hours for Rose will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., Salem, MA 01970. Her funeral will take place on Friday March 24, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. from the Murphy Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 15 Hawthorne BLVD., Salem. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 226 North St. Salem. For those that wish, please consider making a memorial contribution to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. For additional information or online guestbook please visit or call 978-744-0497.