Mommy
Rosetta Gabel
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 12, 1938
  • Date of passing: Aug 27, 2011
Let the memory of Rosetta be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Rosetta Gabel, 73, born on June 12, 1938 and passed away on August 27, 2011. We will remember her forever.

Rosetta is survived by her beloved partner Margaret and cherished daughter Dominique. Rosetta graduated from the prestigious Belleve Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She loved her country and proudly served in the US military from 1958-1962. Once she completed serving in the Army, Rosetta worked professionally as an RN. She would later become supervisor of nurses and use her knowledge and compassion to champion patients' rights.

In her personal life she could always be counted on to help family and friends with not only physical and medical needs but also with spiritual guidance. She used her skilled hands to create a garden of phenomenal proportion year after year. And when she wasn't tending to her ever growing garden, she could be found in her woodworking shop or firing up some polymer clay. An avid music lover, she enjoyed the listening to the blues, 70's r&b, and classical music. She even played banjo!

Rosetta enjoyed her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate to have been a part of her life.

 

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Willie Young on 31st August 2016

"The memory of my sister, Rosetta, and the love we had (and still have) will always be in my heart…"

This tribute was added by Jeff Sherman on 27th August 2016

"Thinking of you...your light shines bright!"

This tribute was added by Tove Abrams on 27th August 2016

"Time stands still. Time keeps moving like a river. It's flow allows us to move through life, yet stop and remember the people who are not flowing with us anymore. So I remember Rosetta today, and her lovely spirit! That spirit will continue to flow with me!"

This tribute was added by Gloria Weber on 27th August 2016

"I hear your laughter"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th August 2016

"Dear Rosetta   No coming, no going. No after, no before. I hold you close to me. I release you to be free.. Because I am in you. And you are i me. Because  I am in you. And you are in me."

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 27th August 2016

"Rosetta will remain in our hearts...and we are all better for having had her bless our lives with her energy and love. I know that I myself sometimes ask, "What would Rosetta do? or say?"  - That helps make my decision the best it can be. Thank you, Rosetta."

This tribute was added by Jeff Sherman on 12th June 2016

"Rosetta... I miss that smile and beautiful grin! You are in my heart forever"

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 12th June 2016

"On this day a great woman was born, and she chose to enter our lives and bless us with her kindness, wisdom, and love....Happy Birthday, Rosetta. You have claimed a part in our hearts forever. Now, get down and boogie with the big party crowd of angels! xxx"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 4th June 2016

"Warm  Spring  June  Earth   Garden...  You Are My Sunshine."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th March 2016

"Dear Rosetta,  the special days... that we remember...  waiting for them to arrive... hoping that they could be lived again; bringing back those feelings of enormous joy and love..  we wait for that day... it passes and  now we settle for awhile and look and wait for another . they will always  continue until we meet again..  Happy Anniversary., My Love."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 22nd February 2016

"A Valentine Poem for You.     .......I built a tiny garden in the corner of my heart.....I kept it for lovely things......  and bade..... all else depart ...and .....ever was there music ...and...flowers blossomed fair  ..............and   ....never was it perfect.... until You entered there.           ..... "Sanctum"      by    B. Malkin"

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 28th December 2015

"Merry Christmas, Rosetta! Your laughter reminded me of a warm, deep Santa laugh. I hope that your laughter is rocking around Heaven right now. Gee Gee is doing so much better now, and I know that you have been helping her along. Our love for you goes on."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 25th December 2015

"Merry Christmas, My Rosetta.   Always ,  you are thought of  with loving memories , I miss you and will always love you. Your Margaret"

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 28th August 2015

"Rosetta, as you know, I spent your passing day this year with Gee Gee (Your Margaret). I baked your favorite peach cobbler, and we had it for breakfast....Jean was with us as well, of course! Thanks so much, Jean. Your name was on our lips and minds throughout the day, along with our memories of Tootsie, Jean's and my mom and Gee Gee and Your Sister (!!!!), as it was her birthday as well. I just wanted you to know how much I value your presence and grace in my life, how much I admired you, how much I was in awe of your love for my Godmother Gee Gee, and how honored I am to have been a part of your life. Thank you for your goodness, warm heart, deep hugs, heartfelt laughter, and your wisdom. I'm sure that you are hugging, laughing and smiling that smile at us alongside Tootsie, Frances, Mabel, Sophie, Michael, Johnny, Ben, and so many more beautiful souls. Hey, and I BET you've been watching all of this the entire time! xxxxx"

This tribute was added by Jeff Sherman on 27th August 2015

"Rosetta...a beautiful person... Fun to laugh with... I still keep your memory in my heart!"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th August 2015

"My Rosetta,   My love for you is never ending. You are in my dreams at night and  in my thoughts  in day time. Be at Peace  and know that you are missed and loved ."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 12th June 2015

"Happy Birthday, My Rosetta.  Filled the garden with Yellow balloons and  brightened the day as you always did. Words are never enough. Thee I Love."

This tribute was added by Jeff Sherman on 12th June 2015

"A good friend...you always made me smile!"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th March 2015

"Today is a special day.......thinking back....there were so many special days with you.... these turned into years....  so grateful for  You......now .... Forever.  My Rosetta."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 16th February 2015

"Happy Valentine Day, My Rosetta. Je l'adore. You are forever in my heart and mind. Peace be with you."

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 27th December 2014

"Rosetta....You are in our hearts at this Christmas time. I asked for your help while I made the turnips for Christmas Day dinner, and wow, were they good~! Thank you. Stay as beautiful as you are."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 25th December 2014

"Merry Christmas, My Dear Rosetta.  My love and thoughts are always with you."

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 28th August 2014

"Rosetta,
   I was in your garden, yesterday, cleaning it up and caring for it with Gee Gee and Jean. You were quietly in our minds and hearts all day long.  So much of your love is all around us and the people you cared so deeply for. You will on in our hearts and our good deeds."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th August 2014

"Looking within
      Looking back
Waiting      to be at Peace
My thoughts turn to you
          My Love.

Quiet times  -  Crying times
Sadness      an emptiness
        Yet you are here.

Wind chimes, swing and sing
      Your name, Rosetta
A beauty filled name
      Now a spirit that
gives Joy, Caring, Laughter
  and Love       beyond time.

Forever grateful and thankful for You.
          I Love You."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 12th June 2014

"My Rosetta, Happy Birthday. You are always in my heart and thoughts. My prayer is that you be at Peace.  You are loved by so many and have touched many lives with your kindness and love.  Your, Margaret"

This tribute was added by joanne saliani on 12th June 2014

"Rip my friend Rosetta we had good times working together always missed loved you"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 12th June 2014

"She is Gone

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Thank you Mary Moran for sending this to me in memory of Rosetta."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 15th April 2014

"To All of you ,who have left a tribute or checked into Rosetta,s site, we wish to thank you. A thought, a prayer , a remembrance, keeps her Spirit alive in us and this world is in a better place. She will give us the inner strength and peace of mind as she did before and continues to do so."

This tribute was added by kathy harvey on 27th March 2014

"Today is a special day for both of you! You two woman have taught me a lot about life and love! The love that you had for each other is still felt today by me and my family and I am sure by many others. Thank you for sharing and teaching me. I love both of you!"

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 27th March 2014

"Rosetta,
   Rest assured, we are all looking after the woman who rocked your world, Gee. She has grown in strength and insight over the days since your rebirth. I'm sure you are very proud of her, and that your love is eternal. When I go to your home, I can still feel your presence, your warmth, your slow deep laugh, and above all, your love and wisdom. Spring is showing in the gardens, and that is a comfort to all...renewel and rebirth. With love and respect, Bridget"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th March 2014

"Dear Rosetta,   How far beyond this world you must be and yet how near to me and  still close to God at Home.    This life will always be a mystery.     Love never ends ... never.  This is still a special day for us. My  Love and Prayers to you."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 14th February 2014

"Happy Valentine Day, My Rosetta.  You are the sunshine of my life. May you be surrounded by Love. You are always in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Je l'adore. Your Margaret."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 23rd December 2013

"Dear Rosetta, Merry Christmas. There will always be times of sadness and with gratitude and love. I am grateful for the life we shared  and to be aware of the ways  you continue  to watch over us. I open my heart to all the love that is around me. Forever is my love for you. Your Margaret."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 18th November 2013

"My Rosetta, each day that passes I think of you, I see all the beautiful clay and wood objects that you did. The cactus is blooming, the garden is ready for spring and your love and spirit are here . The holidays are different now but my love for you will never change. You are loved and missed. Your Margaret"

This tribute was added by Gloria Weber on 28th August 2013

"Dear Rosetta,
I picture you surrounded by beautiful gardens and playing lead guitar
in the Rock and Roll Heaven Band! Say hi to Jimi, Janis, Johnny and Billie for me.
Love and Peace"

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 28th August 2013

"Spending time with Gee Gee brings me closer to Rosetta, for when you are around Gee, you can sense the love and care Rosetta continuously wraps around her. May Gee Gee find comfort in your presence, Rosetta, and may you know the peace and joy that your beautiful soul deserves. As always, Bridget"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th August 2013

"Today, I honor and treasure my love one, Rosetta.  " While we are not grateful for the experience of loss, we may in time become grateful for the wisdom it can bring us -that we are ,in fact, stronger, wiser, better equipped to deal with life, more helpful to others, more confident of our place  and that of our loved one.'' My love for you is Forever."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 12th June 2013

"Happy Birthday, My Rosetta. You are loved and missed so very much, my love for you is forever."

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 12th June 2013

"Happy Birthday to our lovely Rosetta. I'm sure that you know everyone thinks of you and your warm hugs, wonderful laugh and your generous heart. We will be celebrating your life today with family, friends, sunshine and strawberry shortcake. Sending you love forever...."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th March 2013

"Happy Anniversary, My Rosetta. My  love and prayers are yours every day. Your love is always in my heart. Your Margaret."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 14th February 2013

"Happy Valentine Day, My Rosetta. My love for you is forever. You are loved and missed. Thank you for all that you have given to me . I am forever grateful ,je l'adore. Your Margaret."

This tribute was added by kathy harvey on 28th December 2012

"Rosetta,
I cannot believe we are in the second holiday season without you, but then there are moments that it seems like it has been forever. I think of you often and attempt to live what you have taught me. I miss you I miss our talks, I miss you help in raising the kids. Sadie misses you too. Please keep on watching over us all."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th December 2012

"Merry Christmas, My Dear  Rosetta. .I pray that you are at Home with all those that love you and that you love. There are so many people that you have helped  and  that you are always thought of, loved and missed. I am so grateful that you were in my life  and know you are still here with me . We will be together again. Your Margaret"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 4th December 2012

"Rosetta Gabel.      A Most Admirable Woman.   Your Spirit Lives within Us. You Will Always  Be Our Love."

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 4th December 2012

"Warm hugs, deep laughter, caring spirit, and loving heart, these are the essences of Rosetta that remain within my memory. What a gift it is to have such comforting within our lives. Thank you, Rosetta, for the gifts. We will treasure them, forever."

This tribute was added by Gloria Weber on 3rd December 2012

"The Love Margaret and you Share remains timeless. My hope for Margaret is for time to ease her sorrow. Always thinking of you Rosetta"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 21st September 2012

"Memory  can tell us only what we were,   In company with those we loved;   It cannot help us find out what each of us, Alone,must now become.  Yet,no person is really alone;  Those who live no more still echo   Within our thoughts and words,  And what they did has become  Woven into what we are.   My love for you is Forever."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 27th August 2012

"My Rosetta,  I will always cherish and love you. May you be at peace and may you be surrouned by all who love you and know thatyou are missed and loved by family and friends. My love and thoughts are with you every day,Your Margaret."

This tribute was added by Charlotte Norton on 19th July 2012

"my dearest rosetta, i miss you todday more than ever...i just cant seem to stop thinking about you and your beautiful smile and laugh... i miss you so much...rest in peace<3"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 13th June 2012

"For those who have lost a loved one."You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you really lived,are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of Love""

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 13th June 2012

"I know you move the name,I know you make the bangs in the closet and I know your always there .....happy birthday Rosetta .<3"

This tribute was added by Clare Tallon on 12th June 2012

"Dear Rosetta,
Happy Birthday!  I think of you often and miss you much.
We planted your sunflower seeds this weekend. The birds we feed will love them and we will enjoy their beauty and think of you.
We even have crazy squirrels like you do."

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 12th June 2012

"Happy Birthday, Rosetta....thank you for gracing the world with your presence, your talents, your wisdom, your vigor, and your love. Such an incredible smile beamed from your face, and such strong loving hands always clapping or reaching out to another person to help or to hug. We all miss you, Rosetta....most of all Dee and Gee Gee, of course, and the Harveys...I planted your sunflowers<3"

This tribute was added by Gloria Weber on 12th June 2012

"Happy Birthday Dear Rosetta. Today,Your sunflower seeds will be planted in honor of your memory.  They will bloom, I know for sure, as your spirit will show & sow the love. Forever Missed, Love You!"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 12th June 2012

"Happy Birthday,My Rosetta. Celebrating your birthday was always a joyous day. May you have Eternal Love and Peace. I will always love you."

This tribute was added by D Gabel on 12th June 2012

"June 12 will never, ever be just another day for me. June 12 will always be your birthday; will always be my mom's birthday. I love and miss you so much. Happy Birthday, Mommy!!"

This tribute was added by colleen harvey on 11th June 2012

"im thinking about you today, the wind blowing in my hair, the birds singing a song in the distance and the sun as bright as it can be! it seems as if everything brings back memories of everday that we have spent together its almost your birthday!!!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Dunham on 8th June 2012

"Rosetta, I had only met you once, but what I have found out is what a loving person, and how you made my Aunt Gee Gee so happy. You are an Angel, and you are missed by so many who loved you."

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 29th May 2012

"As I look outside I see the wonderful sun shining down on my face...I never  stop thinking about u and i know there Are moments wen I'm over  margrets house and ur there whether me and margret know it or not ur always watching ovr us love you Rosetta <33333"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 28th May 2012

"Dear Rosetta, Memorial Day was the day you wore red,white and blue, and displayed the Flag. Thank you for serving our country . You are a most admirable woman. Thank you for sharing your love and life with me. I love you forever, Your Margaret"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 27th May 2012

"U were talking about doing a design on ur head and whoever came up with the best design u would get shaved in ur head....I remember heating ur heartily laugh one last time....feeling ur arms tightly squeeze me as u whispered in my ear I love.....that was the last day I saw u<3"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 27th May 2012

"Rosetta....I just woke up from a dream that was the best.....me standing in ur kitchen with margret,you,my dad,my mom,dee,Lilly ,me,Owen and Colleen.....at first I had no idea what the dream was...and then I remembered it was the day u and margret came home from the hospital after finding out u were I'll again........."

This tribute was added by Taylor Harvey on 29th April 2012

"Dear Rosetta, i known u and Margaret since i known the harveys i loved u so much Rosetta i still will intil the end. I wanted to let u know i miss u sooooooo much and thinking about u always. I love u. Rest in peace Rosetta"

This tribute was added by Charlotte Norton on 29th April 2012

"''Rosetta, just letting you know that I'm thinking of you...all the time. I miss you so, so, so, much.''"

This tribute was added by Jean Moran on 10th April 2012

"Plant good seeds without thinking of the return.
Who knows when they will blossom..
This life or the next.

Remember to plant your sunflower seeds with love for Rosetta."

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 10th April 2012

"<3"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 10th April 2012

"I love you till no end Rosetta"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 10th April 2012

"I walk outside wanting to yell at the sky
But then I realized that would be saying goodbye
As I think of the bad times I also think if the good"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 10th April 2012

"My face lacks
As my mind is racing around being a wack
My mom starts crying,my dad starts crying
As my friend pushes me down so I am lying"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 10th April 2012

"On Augest 27th Was The Day My Heart stopped
For a minute horrible hit me and my heart hopped
The sun was shiny like n angel on my face
as the tears dropped down like lace"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 8th April 2012

"Happy Easter My dearest Rosetta<3"

This tribute was added by jacqueline quinitchett on 8th April 2012

"HAPPY EASTER ROSETTA,"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 31st March 2012

"Rosetta I know that u r always watching me,my family and margret...thanx for moving ur wood name it really meant a lot to me and margret ....yes I cry everytime I go this website but it's only because I think of u<333"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 19th March 2012

"Rosetta u hav had me crying everyday!!! I miss u so much I would pay anything just to see u one more time.......<3"

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 20th February 2012

"This is a note of thanks to Rosetta, for sharing her self & love with my awesome Godmother "Gee Gee" (known to many as Margaret). Rosetta, you and Gee built a beautiful life together, and lovingly created a home that has so many personal touches that you can not ever miss a mark by you or Gee .... To visit that home is like crawling into a warm hug from both of you. Rosetta is home."

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 14th February 2012

"Happy Valentine Day, My Dear Rosetta; je l'adore."

This tribute was added by colleen harvey on 8th February 2012

""Everyone want happiness knowone want pain.....but you cant have a rainbow without a litte rain!" Rosetta...... I have been busy with all my volleyball  but i always think about you!! Yesterday at practice i was thinking about cancer for some odd reason and i was in line waiting to serve and all of a sudden i did a jump serve and it went over i think because i thought of it as cancer i<3u!"

This tribute was added by Gloria Weber on 8th February 2012

"Rosetta an Artist in her own right. Always optimistic with contagious laughter. One of many fond memories, in the kitchen, Rosetta was listening to R&B, I got up & danced, Rosetta cracked up laughing, she never new I could Boogaloo! Her generosity & wisdom was huge. I would come in empty & leave wth my arms, heart & mind full. Never forgotten Always Remembered with Love and Gratitude"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 31st December 2011

"Today is my first New Years with out u.......... it seems that everytime i think about something seems to pop up that had to do with our relationship<333 i love u Rosetta, u always gave me the strength to be strong, and the will to have willpower.-Christiina Aguliara."

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 25th December 2011

"oh my dear Rosetta, i wanted to let you know that my first Christmas without you was not easy, as im sure it wasnt easy for many other people.......... I miss you very much to the point were my heart aches from thinking about you <3 there will always, always be a spot in my heart for you....."

This tribute was added by Jean Moran on 11th December 2011

"I am so fortunate to have shared the times I had with Rosetta but is was too short....I send my love!  Thank you Rosetta!"

This tribute was added by kathy harvey on 10th December 2011

"My Dear Rosetta,
I needed you today,as I do most days! You see Coll and Shan were fighting & they ended up going at it, cuz we told Coll that Shan could kick her butt,so kidding around O & I bet $5 on shan,well next we heard a crack & you guessed it Coll's little forehead went into the corner of the coffee table.  I love you & Miss You soo much!"

This tribute was added by shannon harvey on 10th December 2011

"To all that have had the honor of knowing Rosetta........She will be dearly missed in my heart and my familys heart. I found this quote online and immediately thought of Rosetta.. Everyone wants happiness,no one wants pain....But you cant have a rainbow without a little rain.
This to shall pass~"

This tribute was added by colleen harvey on 9th December 2011

"I made the mistake of not learning how to woodburn from Rosetta cause i was to afraid; iris knew that she would be passing i wouldhave because i would ofl iked to spendmoretime withherthan i did iwill never forget the day that she gave me love.potion numbed 9! I wish that i could have got to know her better love you forvr colleen"

This tribute was added by colleen harvey on 9th December 2011

"Hi everyone. Just was looking at the pictures with Charlotte Norton and we just wanted to say that Rosetta will be dearly missed and forever remembered! Love you guys and hope to see you all soon have a safe and happy holiday i love u all!!!!"

This tribute was added by Margaret Petro on 5th December 2011

"My Rosetta,s Garden    Seeds are planted with care, covered with love. Watered  with responsibility, Warmed  by compassion and now they begin to grow...with Forgiveness.       This garden is yours - so - Enrich the soil, Plant with Kindness and Your  Garden will flourish. The Heart now opens, Love enters, Grace and Blessings are yours foever.. I  love you forever."

This tribute was added by Bridget O'Doy on 29th November 2011

"Rosetta, what a beautiful name for a beautiful human being. I'll treasure her laughter, her wisdom, her heartfelt hugs, and her gracious soul, but most of all I treasure the love she gave to us all, especially Gee Gee (Margaret) & Dee. May we all hold a memory of her in our hearts so that it can grow to be a part of our every day. I love you, Rosetta...and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Jean Moran on 6th November 2011

"I cherish the memroy of Rosetta doing the Irish jig on our backyard deck  in July this summer!    She lives on my heart and memories!"

This tribute was added by Lily Marrero on 25th October 2011

"I will forever treasure the times we all spent together and am honored to have known such a phenomenal woman.  I continue to be inspired by the love you gave your only daughter and the commitment you shared with your partner."

This tribute was added by Lily Marrero on 25th October 2011

"Three years ago you and Margaret welcomed me into your hearts.   I remember feeling such joy when I looked in your eyes and saw that beautiful smile that was so familiar to me.    I miss sharing childhood stories that only you thought were funny because they were familiar to you.   You understood that through laughter and love we could overcome and we did."

This tribute was added by Jeff Sherman on 24th October 2011

"Rosetta was a beautiful person that taught me about woodworking all the time keeping her mouth open while I worked on her teeth. Rosetta would lend me books on using the router and gave  advice about constructing my sons guitar. I think of Rosetta and her beautiful Smile!"

This tribute was added by Diann Butler on 24th October 2011

"Dearest Margaret, I am so sorry. I had no idea that Rosetta passed. The piece of this that all connects is that you have been on my mind lately. There, is GOD. My memories are those in the garden, snacking on coffee cake, and multe-grain bread!! Prayers with you."


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