Rosemarie A. Bird of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, Lewiston, NY. She was born in Pittston, PA, on September 7, 1931, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna [Walsh] McQueen.
Mrs. Bird graduated from St. Johns the Evangelist High School in 1949 and moved to Niagara Falls in December of 1951.
She was a homemaker and stay at home mom and volunteered at St. Teresa's school as a room mother and gym teacher. In 1969, she received the St. Teresa's Mother of the year award for the work she did with the students and served as President of the St. Teresa's Women's Guild.
Mrs. Bird was the secretary to the ABC Bowling Congress and worked in the circulation department at the Niagara Gazette.
She never missed one basketball game in 35 years that her husband coached and loved spending time with her family, enjoyed writing poetry, playing the piano and singing.
Mrs. Bird is survived by her husband of 66 years Richard J. Bird, they were married on July 3, 1954 in St. Mary of the Cataract Church, three sons Daniel, Michael and James (Laura) Bird, one daughter Karen (Ronald) LaDuca, nine grandchildren Jennifer (Kevin) Sky, Kristen (Brandon) Hall, Michael (Michele) LaDuca, Caitlin (Andrew) Olson, Matthew (Casey) Bird, Sean Bird, Emily (Christopher) Dowling, Justin LaDuca and Michael Bird, also eight great grandchildren, a sister Anne (late Vincent) Tighe and a sister in law Joan Kralick, also many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Joseph (late Marie) McQueen and Jane Reitzel.
Her family will be present on Monday from 4-8 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael Parish, 3450 Macklem Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, with the Rev. Ivan Skenderovic officiating.
Memorials may be made in her name to St. Raphael's Parish.
Entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
Due to current regulations, facial coverings and social distancing will be required.
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