Rosemary (Benim) Winschel

Born: Sat., Oct. 9, 1948
Died: Mon., Sep. 28, 2020


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 01, 2020
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 02, 2020
Location: St. Gregory Church

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Rosemary (Benim) Winschel, 71, of North East, passed away on September 28, 2020 at Millcreek Community Hospital. She was born on October 9, 1948 in Erie, Pa., the daughter of the late Kenneth Thomas and Marian A. (Fenton) Benim. Rosemary graduated from St. Benedict Academy and was formerly employed by General Telephone Company, the North East Chamber of Commerce, Curves and St. Gregory Thaumaturgus School. Rosemary was also a dedicated volunteer at St. Gregory Church, where she served as the Home School Council co-president and also was a fundraiser for North East Little League. Rosemary was a devoted wife and mother whose greatest passion in life was to share her love and kindness with her family and friends. No matter how challenging or difficult a situation could be, she always faced it with a positive attitude and her beautiful smile. Her contagious laugh will live on in the hearts of all who knew her; she will be dearly missed. Rosemary is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Deacon Richard Winschel, whom she married on October 18, 1974. She is also survived by her children, Emalie Nagle (Jon) of North East, Michael (Tiffany) Winschel of Brecksville, Ohio; grandchildren, Chloe Nagle, Natalie Nagle, Isabel Winschel, and Caleb Winschel; sister, Patricia (Benim) Glas; brother- in-law, Melvin Glas; and nephews, Jeffrey Glas and Brian Glas. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and are invited to a Funeral Mass on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church, 50 S. Pearl St., North East. A rosary will precede the visitation on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be held at St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Gregory School or St. Gregory Church.

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Mary Lou Malesiewski
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Rick, Emilie and Mike,

I’m so sorry to hear this news! It was such a shock! I just loved her, always so happy. I won’t be able to attend as I am out of town. Sending prayers to you all.
Mary Lou Malesiewski

Tia Luciani
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers for comfort.
God welcome Rose into your loving arms. Thank
You for sharing such a beautiful, cheerful soul with us.
Always in our heart. ❤️🌹 Tia and Frank

   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
“What if the brilliant twinkling stars that bring the dark night sky to life are windows looking out of heaven? And at the very moment when we're wishing on those stars, hoping that the loved ones we have lost are happy, safe and free.... maybe they are looking at those same stars from the other side, making the same wish for us....sending us all their love. I'm wishing you the comfort of loving memories and the feeling that you'll always be connected to one so close to your heart."

Ray & Deb Sobina
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Rick & family,

Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. May God comfort you in your loss with the knowledge that Rose is at peace in the loving arms of the Lord.
Ray & Deb

Dennis and Betty Ann Connelly
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Rose will indeed be missed by all who knew her. So sorry we cannot be there to give a hug.

Marilyn Rettger
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Rick, Emilie and Mike:
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I've known Rose since we both worked at GTE long ago and here in North East. I was really hoping to get to Rose's Funeral Service, but I have to be in Ohio for my brother-in-law's funeral on Friday. I will be thinking of you though. Take care.

Darlene Meeder
   Posted Sat October 03, 2020
Rick, Emalie and Michael,
My sincere condolences to you all. I just found out tonight, October 3rd, that Rose had passed. I am so very sorry to hear that.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her!
Darlene Meeder

Alice Hodas
   Posted Sat October 03, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Rosemary's family. When we were young, between the age of 14-16 we were friends and hung out together. I spent time at her parent's home. We went to different schools and eventually lost track of one another and went our separate ways. Over the years when I would drive by the house she grew up in I thought of her and often wondered about her and how her life unfolded. Reading about her told me she had a loving family and a good life. She loved deeply and was deeply loved and was a joy and blessing to all who knew her..including to me way back when she and I were just two young kids hanging out having fun. She was special to me. I am lifting her family up in prayer. May Rosemary rests in peace..she was a good and faithful servant of the Lord.

Diana Hanes
   Posted Sun October 04, 2020
My thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time! Remembering memories of Rose at St. Gregs! May she Rest In Peace and may you find comfort in your time of sorrow!🙏

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