On Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Rose Marie Thomas of Swan Lake, NY, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was 69.
The daughter of the late Elmer and Elizabeth MacIntosh Prentice, she was born February 3, 1950 in Livingston Manor, NY.
Survivors include her daughters, Loretta Acevedo and her husband Ruben of Swan Lake, NY, Billie Jo Salazar and her husband Alex of Roscoe, NY and Melissa Thomas of Woodbourne, NY; twelve grandchildren, Kaela Ruiz, Tony Ruiz, Charlie Thomas, Aniebal Santiago, Luis Santiago, Alana Salazar, Ivy Thomas, Elizabeth Martinez, Eliza Martinez, Sadie Thomas, Londyn Guara, Alexis Acevedo; four brothers, Roger Prentice, Ace Prentice, Mark Prentice and David Prentice; four sisters, Leona Toolan, Penny Reinlieb, Patty Irwin and Tami Bryant; and seven great grandchildren; and many, many, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased in death by one son, Nelson Roger Thomas, Jr.; and one daughter, Kami Lou Ruiz; six brothers, William Prentice, Elmer Jr. Prentice, Donald Prentice, Richard Prentice, John Prentice and Babe Prentice.
Rose loved to cook, garden and to shop. She loved to find unique things to sell in her thrift store. She was an avid dancer who was known to cut a rug anytime a good song came on and although she suffered a debilitating stroke in 2010 she still had better moves than anyone in the family. This was especially true when her favorite song Lean Back by Fat Joe came on.
Despite the many challenges Rose experienced in life she remained humble and strong. She was always appreciative of the care that was provided to her by her family. especially to her daughter Loretta who she resided with. Her family made sure she never had a need that wasn’t met. Whether it was a fresh cup of coffee, a weekly trip to Marshall’s, waking Loretta at 3am to fix her shade, or beckoning Billie Jo to inform her that she had a tiny chip in her nail... Her family proudly took care of it all.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, CRMC ER, teams on the Second and fifth floor and to the RT department. And a very special thank you to her grandchildren who played a pivotal role in her care.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 10 AM to 12 Noon in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 12 Noon in the funeral home. The Rev. Annie Green will officiate.
Burial will be in the Lew Beach Cemetery, Lew Beach, NY.
Memorial contributions in Rose’s name may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 www.Harris-FH.com
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