Rosemary Gaffney Bushwell

Rosemary Gaffney Bushwell
08/04/1933 - 04/02/2023

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Rosemary Gaffney Bushwell, 89, of Livingston and Normandy Beach passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Born on August 4,1933, Rosemary was the youngest of three children. Proudly raised in the Vailsburg section of Newark, she attended Vailsburg High School. Upon graduation, she was employed at the Prudential Life Insurance Company. Soon after, she met the love of her life Ronald at a dance where he said she was the most beautiful girl in the room.

Rose was not only a loving wife but a devoted mother of six children as well as Grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Rose, the master of motherhood, also served as a chauffeur, babysitter, cheerleader, and even treated her children’s friends as her own, and today so many consider Rose to be their 2nd mother.

Rose is predeceased by her dear husband Ronald, loving parents William and Catherine Gaffney, brother William Gaffney Jr. who proudly served in the US Navy prior to his untimely death in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, as well as sister Catherine Gaffney.

Surviving to cherish her memory are six children: Linda Engelberger and her husband Fred; Michael Bushwell; Gregory Bushwell; Kathleen Bushwell Fordyce; Brian Bushwell and his wife Joy; and Mary Kay Bushwell; her 14 grandchildren: Bradford, Brandie, Devon, & C-J Engelberger; Kaelah, Tucker, & Kooper Fordyce; Griffin, Hunter, & Logan Bushwell; Austin & Erica Bushwell; Jaclyn & Ashley Williamson; and her two great-grandchildren Brody & Emerson Engelberger.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the memory of Rosemary to the Parish of St. Philomena in Livingston, NJ.

Open Visitation in a Private Residence is set for:

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

4:00 pm -8:00 pm

9 Camelot Drive

Livingston, NJ 07039

Funeral Mass:

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

2 pm

St Philomena Church

386 South Livingston Ave

Livingston, NJ 07039

Funeral Home:
Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Tuesday, April 4, 2023. 4 pm to 8 pm. Private Residence-9 Camelot Drive, Livingston, NJ
Mass, Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 2 pm. St. Philomena Church, 386 South Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Memorial Gifts:
Donations in Rosemary's name may be made to: St. Philomena's Church
Bradley Funeral Homes
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