Rose M. "Rosie" (Turck) Bruce

Born: Thu., Nov. 24, 1932
Died: Thu., Apr. 16, 2020

Services are to be announced

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CROGHAN, NY ~ Rose “Rosie” Marie Bruce, 87, of 9479 NYS Route 812, Croghan, died early Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, where she had been admitted on April 3rd.       

Born November 24, 1932 in Croghan, NY, a daughter of Charles C. and Pearl (Lomber) Turck, she was a graduate of Fr. Leo Memorial School in Croghan.

She married Earl Robert Bruce on June 24, 1950 in St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan. Mr. Bruce died on July 23, 2002.

During her younger years, she had worked at Beaverite Products, Inc. in Beaver Falls, at AMF Products in Lowville, and as a private seamstress and babysitter in the Croghan area for many years. Other than for two years during the early 1950’s that she spent with her husband while he was working with the Corps of Engineers in Alaska, she had always resided in Croghan. 

She was a life-long communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan, and had been a member of the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary for many years. She also had been an Election Day Inspector for many years.

Rosie had a wonderful “green thumb” which was evident in her annual beautiful vegetable and flower gardens that she took pride in every year. She enjoyed canning, sewing and loved spending time with her family, and without doubt, she will be lovingly remembered for her willingness to help anyone who needed it, and especially for her many years of assisting with and organizing funeral receptions at St. Stephen’s Church.

Surviving are four children, Deborah A. (Randall) Schell, of Lowville, Joseph W. Bruce, of Castorland, Timothy J. Bruce, of Croghan, and Lesa M. Lyndaker (Eric Perigo), of Castorland; six grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Turck, of Lowville, Evelyn Turck, of Belfort, and Elaine Turck, of Croghan, and several wonderful nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, “Bob”, she was predeceased by eight brothers, Bernard, Edward, Richard, Donald, Arthur, Robert, James, and Ralph Turck, and two sisters, Mary Ann Ritz and Therese Turck.   

Due to current restrictions and guidelines associated with the Coronavirus pandemic, a graveside service will be held at a later time and will be announced.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department, or, St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan.

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Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan.

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linda walseman
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
with sympathy- rose made my bridesmaid dress for my sisters wedding.she did a great job and i still got the dress.

Rebekah Widrick
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
My deepest sympathies to all the family of Rosie. I'm Robert & Lillian's daughter and we just thought the world of Bob and Rosie. They were such good neighbors.
We are praying for you all 💗

Joe & Mary Turck
   Posted Thu April 16, 2020
To all of Rosie's sorry for the loss of your mom, grandmother and great grandmother. We will greatly miss her. Living next door to her over the years was special to us. The times when we took her to appointments etc and then to eat...lunch afterwords..and, yes she always paid. Sometimes she liked to venture down roads that neither of us knew exactly where they went:-) She fed us out of her garden and we traded perennial flower plants. Then there was the time years back, when she was sneaky a good way:-) She came in via our front door one night during Christmas, and left me an afghan under the tree that she had made me. I caught her going down the sidewalk :-) :-) I still have the afghan. I could go on and on. Joe and I and our children just loved her and have many good memories of both her and Bob. Praying for all of you...

Richard Dening, Linda Dening
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace

Norma Anderson
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
So sorry to read of Rosie’s passing. My condolences to the family.

Ann Kapfer
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are being sent to your family.
Sending hugs

Jan Zehr
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
To all the Bruce and Truck family , sorry for you loss.

Cathy Kovacs Best
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
I turned to Rosie several times in the past for the rules of etiquette when dealing with funeral agenda. She also did some mending for me. andI remember her and Bob when I was a child and they lived upstairs a couple houses down on Convent street. Such a lovely person, I know she will be missed. RIP Rosie!

Sandra J. Lyndaker
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
Lisa, Timbo, Joe and sincerest sympathy for the loss of your mom...I remember when we were still in high school...what a sweet and kind lady. My prayers are with you all...I lost my mom in February...may God comfort all of you in the difficult days ahead.

Bob and Terri Shultz
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
Bob and I were sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

Steve Zehr
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
Tim, Joe and family. Condolences, I stopped in last fall looking for Tim and ended up spending over an hour visiting with Rosie and Joe. Wonderful lady and certainly was the highlight of my fall trip to NY.

Jane & Tom Kalamas
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
We are sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. Thinking of you in our thoughts and prayers.


Jane & Tom Kalamas

Diane Turck Mahar
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
So sorry to hear of the loss of Rosie. It's been a while but always enjoyed seeing her and her beautiful smile and soft voice. Love you Rosie. My heart is sad but someday we will see you again.

Fred and Linda Lawton
   Posted Fri April 17, 2020
Deb and Randy,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Fred and Linda

Jim and Judy Widrick
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
To the entire Bruce Family.
Our deepest condolences to you all.
Be comforted knowing your parents are surely together
in The Beautiful Paradise of Heaven.
Such a kind Lady that raised a great bunch of kids.
Deb,Joe,lisa and Timbo our hearts are saddened by your loss.

Barb and Rod Turck
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
Sorry to hear about Rosie passing. Condolences to the family!

Joan and Tim Yousey
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
To Deb,Joe Lisa and Tim,So sorry to here of Aunt Rosies passing.She was such a sweet lady.God bless you all in this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

Kelly Balash
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
We would like to send our sympathies to the entire Bruce family. I (Kelly) had met Rosie about 6 yrs ago. I always thought of her as a beautiful woman who always kept herself so fashionable. I admired her for her beauty and strength. We had many talks about gardening and other community happenings. I can tell you she will be missed by so many. May she rest in peace. I will forever remember her smile. I will think of her often. Wally & I send our thoughts and prayers.

connie yousey
   Posted Sat April 18, 2020
To all Rosies family, a heavy heart we'll have our thoughts and prayers are with you, I will truly miss my conversations with keeping the relatives straight after my folks passed there were so many to keep track of

Darcy Noftsier-Pritchard
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
Joe, Tim, Lesa and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God surround you all with his love and peace.

Michele Burke
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
So very sorry for your loss

Kathy Walseman
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
Joe,Tim and Lesa, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. It doesn't seem to matter how old you are losing a mom is heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.

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