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“Joann, Kerry and family, wishing we could be with you to celebrate a special life well lived. We consider ourselves fortunate to have gotten to know...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Paul and Beth Preusse - IL

“SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DEAR ROSALEEN.CHERISH THE MANY FOND MEMORIES. PS. 90:10 ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOST OF YOUR DEAR ONE ROSALEEN, CHERISH FOND MEMORIES. PS.90:10 ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: S.T

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: SG

“I felt an immediate connection to Rosaleen as soon as we met (I'm sure I'm not the only one who felt this way). I got to see her in the hair salon,...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kathleen Russo - Garfield Heights, OH

“To think of Rosaleen laughter is the first thing comes to mind. It was a blessing to be in her company, sadly that has gone. But in my heart Roasleen...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Jimmy Toner - OH

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: - OH

“My deepest sympathy to the family, our loving creator invites us to approach him in prayer to pour out our heart to him. Psalms 5:2 May you be...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: t t - OH

“You blessed the world with a beautiful family. I am sure that the sun will always shine wherever you are. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Steven Weintraub - St. Louis, MO

“As one of the nurses at Jennings Center, who cared for your Mom, I will truly miss Rosaleen's beautiful smile and laughter. Rosaleen was so young at...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kim Karoglan - Garfield Hts., OH


ROSALEEN SIKORSKI BERKEMOSE, 91, passed away September 9th, 2016. Beloved mother of Joann Watterson (Kerry), Josh Stevens (Laura Ray) and Maura Sikorski. Granny T to her granddaughter Olivia (Toni) Watterson. Dearest Aunt of Irene, Ray, Tom, Art, Jimmy, Colette, Frankie and many more. Dearest friend of Linda McClean, Lorna, Deidre, Frank, Hank, Ann, Kathleen, Mary and many many more. Survived also by her dear sister Joan Jones (England), Joe Toner (Ireland) and Sana Denanas (Canada). Loving wife of Ed Sikorski (deceased) and Paul Berkemose (deceased). A beautiful woman inside and out, who always looked far younger than her years, Rosaleen was a wonderful friend to many who will never forget her great and infectious laugh, her youthful spirit, her caring ways, and her great sense of fun and fashion – she always dressed beautifully and loved to shop at Macys. She could find the prettiest things and the best bargains. She had an eye for color and design and loved to paint in her day. And with her bright and open personality, she made friends easily wherever she went. Born in County Down, Northern Ireland, one of ten children who lost their mother at an early age. Trained as a nurse in England and came to Brooklyn, New York in the late 1940s where she continued her nursing career and met and fell in love with Ed. They raised 3 children in Queens and Long Island, including daughter Maura, a special needs child, for whom Rosaleen was always a devoted, selfless, loving and tireless advocate. After the passing of Ed and her later husband Paul, Rosaleen and Maura moved to Ohio in 2009. She continued to make new friends wherever she went, at St. Mary's of the Woods and the Jennings Center assisted living. She continued to laugh, help others and spread joy. She will be missed forever. Friends will be received at on Thursday, September 15th, at the McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home of Westlake, 25620 Center Ridge Rd. (West of Columbia Rd. ), from 2-4 & 6-8. Funeral Services and Visitation on Long Island September 18th and 19th. A Memorial Service/Celebration of Life to be held at Jennings Center at a future date To Be Determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Welcome House, 802 Sharon Drive, Suite A., Westlake, Ohio 44145 or to a charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.mcgorray-hanna.com