Let the memory of Rosetta be with us forever
  • 73 years old
  • Born on June 12, 1938 .
  • Passed away on August 27, 2011 .

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.



Posted by Bridget O'Doy on 29th August 2018
Always in our hearts...that's our Rosetta.
Posted by Jeff Sherman on 27th August 2018
Thinking of you and that beautiful smile!
Posted by Margaret Petro on 26th August 2018
Rest in Peace. My Rosetta. You are at Home and your Love surrounds us. Never will I forget and wait until I will be with you again. Thee I love.
Posted by Margaret Petro on 26th August 2018
This a poem that tells of my love . '' I built a tiny garden in the corner of my heart....I kept it for lovely things....and....bade all else to depart....and....ever was there music....and....never was it perfect...until you entered there." by B.Malkin ; " Sanctum"
Posted by Bridget O'Doy on 13th June 2018
Dear Rosetta, Always a woman to be cherished and appreciated. Your smile and laugh illuminated our world. Surely, you are a SuperStar in the night sky. Keep shining on us.... with love, Bridget
Posted by Margaret Petro on 12th June 2018
Happy Birthday, Dear Rosetta. You are always remembered, always loved, always in my thoughts and prayers. In Spirit you are Love, and in Mind, we are one. Love is forever and ever.
Posted by Margaret Petro on 27th March 2018
Dear Rosetta, time goes by --- each day--- each year--- yet certain memories --- stay--- so dear---for so long--- as if time stands still. If--- it is true and minds can join; then true love is complete .
Posted by Margaret Petro on 25th December 2017
Dearest Rosetta, Merry Christmas. You touched our families and friends with your loving kindness. You are missed and loved, you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Your Margaret
Posted by Gloria Weber on 27th August 2017
Photographs & music are here forever as are memories of you, Rosetta. This memorial is a beautiful tribute for a beautiful woman & lady. I don't think you ever dropped the F bomb. If you were here today that might be different. Can you pull some strings up there to get rid of you know who.
Posted by Bridget O'Doy on 27th August 2017
Holding Rosetta and Gee Gee close in my heart. I appreciate what these ladies have shared both with each other and with those who have known them. Rosetta is at peace, but I'm sure that she fondly watches over those who she loves, especially Gee Gee and Dee, of course. Thank you, God, for allowing my life path to join with both Gee Gee's and Rosetta's life journey. So far, I have learned to learn from each sorrow and each joy in life, to be kind to others with no expectations, to believe in myself and that the greatest gift and happiness source is love.
Posted by Kathy Harvey on 27th August 2017
Rosetta, You taught me a lot in the short time we spent together. You are missed terribly here at the Harvey house, our solace is knowing you are healthy and at peace. Please continue to watch over us all. Love You yesterday, today and tomorrow ❤️
Posted by Jeff Sherman on 27th August 2017
Rosetta... my friendship with you and Margaret is still strong and I will never forget the fun discussions we had!
Posted by Margaret Petro on 27th August 2017
Dear Rosetta, Love Is Forever. You are always in my heart and thoughts.
Posted by Jeff Sherman on 27th June 2017
Dear Rosetta...Just thinking of you! You will be in my heart forever!
Posted by Margaret Petro on 12th June 2017
Dearest Rosetta, Happy Birthday.... Days and years of beautiful memories. We are so thankful for your kindness, giving and love. You made a difference in so many lifes by your presence and gentleness.We love and miss you. We give love and prayers to you. Forever
Posted by D Gabel on 12th June 2017
June 12th will forever burn in my heart as another birthday and year goes by without you. I love and miss you so much. I am so blessed to have you as my mother. Happy Birthday, Mommy!
Posted by Margaret Petro on 15th April 2017
'' All things are lessons God would have you learn. He would not leave any unforgiving thought without correction, nor one thorn or nail to hurt His Holy Daughter in any way. He would ensure her holy rest remain untroubled and serene, without care in an eternal home which cares for her, And He would have all tears be wiped away, with none remaining yet unshed and none but waiting their appointed time to fall. For God has willed that laughter should replace each one and that His Holy Daughter be free again." from the Course in Miracles
Posted by Margaret Petro on 27th March 2017
Dear Rosetta....You Are the Sunshine of My Life.
Posted by Margaret Petro on 24th December 2016
Dear Rosetta... Merry Christmas...... A Poem for You.... ..I built a tiny garden in the corner of my heart........I kept it for lovely things and bode all else depart and ever was there music and flowers blossomed fair and never was it perfect .....until you entered there . .........------by B. Malkin.....'' Sanctum'' ....................
Posted 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…
Posted 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!
Posted by Jeff Sherman on 27th August 2016
Thinking of you...your light shines bright!
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Gloria Weber on 27th August 2016
I hear your laughter
Posted 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
Posted by Jeff Sherman on 12th June 2016
Rosetta... I miss that smile and beautiful grin! You are in my heart forever
Posted by Margaret Petro on 4th June 2016
Warm Spring June Earth Garden... You Are My Sunshine.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted by Jeff Sherman on 27th August 2015
Rosetta...a beautiful person... Fun to laugh with... I still keep your memory in my heart!
Posted 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 .
Posted by Jeff Sherman on 12th June 2015
A good friend...you always made me smile!
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Margaret Petro on 25th December 2014
Merry Christmas, My Dear Rosetta. My love and thoughts are always with you.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Joanne Saliani on 12th June 2014
Rip my friend Rosetta we had good times working together always missed loved you
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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!
Posted 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.

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