Rosemary Grana (Lindner)


Greece:  February 5, 2015 at age 85.  Rosemary is survived by her children, Kathy (Kevin), Cheryl (Jeff), John (Michelle) & Gary; grandchildren, Frank (Christy), Karimah (Charles), Katie, Jonathan (Sami), Lindsey (Steven) & Claire (Hayden); great-grandchildren, Steven Richard LeRoy; siblings, Ed (Ginny), Pat (Ron), Walter (Gayle), Tim, Kathy, Sharon (Dave), Donna (Paul); daughter-in-law, Roseanne; boyfriend of 15 years, Will; dear friends.

She is predeceased by her husband, Richard Sr. & son, Richard Jr.  In her spare time, Rosemary enjoyed dancing, cooking, gardening, birdwatching and her family.  She will be sadly missed.

Her Visitation will be held Sunday, February 8th 12 Noon-3 P.M. at Riverside Cemetery, Chapel of Peace, 2650 Lake Avenue.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Aurora House ( or ALS Foundation ( in her memory.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

28 Condolences

  1. Linda Enochson on February 7, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Our deepest sympathy.

    Louise DeMitry
    Gaylen and Linda Enochson

  2. Nancy Lampen, Roy Pierce on February 7, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Cheryl our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    Nancy and ROY

  3. Peter and Lisa Wright on February 7, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Our sympathies to all at this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

  4. brenda bennett on February 7, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    to the grana family Kathy no words can ever say enough

  5. Don and Evie Graupman on February 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Dear Cheryl ,

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family . Cherish the memories you have built with your mom .

  6. Meg Armer on February 7, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    To all the Grana family, So sorry for your loss.
    Meg Armer at Sandymount Drive

  7. Debby Butler Draper on February 7, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    To the Grana Family,
    I am so sorry for your great loss. Aunt Rosemary was always so happy and the picture in the newspaper is just how I remember her. She was a beautiful lady and my heart and thoughts are with you all.

  8. Jeff Walter on February 7, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Kathy, Cheryl, John, Gary, Will and family,

    My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom was a wonderful person and friend. I always enjoyed seeing her on my visits back home and she will be missed. May the memories you hold ease the pain in your hearts during this difficult time. She will forever live in our hearts. May she rest in peace.

    Jeff Walter

  9. Nancy Marron Ciminelli on February 7, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Kathy, Cheryl, John and Gary and Will – Your Mom was one of the most beautiful, sweetest, kindest souls I have ever known. A beautiful woman. She is already missed . She is in heaven dancing away. xo I loved her very much and love you all. Nancy

  10. Susan Reynolds on February 7, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Rosemary was a dear friend for many years and I wish her family and especially Will great comfort in your loving memories.

  11. Maryellen Sinicropi & family on February 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    May your continued journey be heavenly and may you find peace. We will miss you, my friend. Our love goes with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and Will.

  12. patty sanders ceravolo on February 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    My deepest condolences to the entire Grana family,i will always remember Mrs. Grana fondly. She loved her family and was a champion of her children.Thanks for the cast parties Mrs.G.!

  13. Robin on February 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I will always remember going to Dickens for Lobster bisque with Grandma/Grandpa and Aunt Rosemary as a child. And jumping on her lap when I was afraid of a bee just after she had surgery one time in the car with her. Memories never die.
    Love Robin

  14. Stephanie Fowler Benson on February 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Gary and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Keep the special memories close in your heart.

  15. Cindy Bailey on February 8, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    A wonderful woman who will be sadly missed. I always enjoyed tea and cookies when visiting!

  16. Katherine Denison on February 8, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    A recent friend, too soon gone. Spent many a Sunday eve with Rosemary and Will, laughing and baiting one another, sharing good food and bad, swapping stories and film reviews. Vivacious, regal, always dressed in dreamy colors that highlighted her beauty, Rosemary was queen at our table. She and will taught us exactly how to grow old: never stop enjoying everything and everyone. Oh how I will miss her!

  17. Carol Plattatt on February 9, 2015 at 1:28 am

    My deepest sympathy to you all and Will.

  18. Judith Kroll on February 9, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Sending all my love and hugs to everyone. It was so awesome loving and knowing Rosemary. Know you are all loved.

  19. Chris McEntee on February 9, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Dear Family and Will,
    I had the honor of meeting your mother and loved one at Aurora House and knew that Rosemary was a very beautiful soul from the start. I was sad that you were losing your mother and so much more. I’m sorry for your loss and I believe she is no longer struggling and has become one with peace and beauty. Love to you all . Sincerely, Chris McEntee

  20. Martha linder on February 9, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    My deepest sympathies are with your family at this time. May Rosemary rest in peace. She will always be with you in all your memories…

  21. Chris Appoloney on February 11, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Cheryl & family, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a sweet and kind lady, beautiful inside and out. God Bless you all.

  22. Pat Landschoot on February 12, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I love you Sissy. I will miss you forever. My sister, my friend, you will be in my heart forever. I have such beautiful memories. Love, Pat

  23. Walter McCarty on February 12, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    RIP Sissy. I’ll always have great memories. Love Walt

  24. gayle mccarty on February 12, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    So many fond memories. Will miss your visits and our day trips. Love you. Till we meet again. Kathy, Cheryl, John and Gary, our deepest sympathies.

  25. Tim on February 13, 2015 at 12:15 am

    RIP Sissy: i will always have you in my heart with alot of memories Love always until we meet again

  26. Joy Wegman on February 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    My dear Sissy

    We shared many happy times together. When I go to a garage sale or even see a sign, or watch birds, I will think of you with tears in my eyes and a smile on my face. With time the tears may fade but the smile will last forever, just as my love for you. I miss you so much. Your beautiful blue eyes and your smile will last throughout my life. Though this end is what you wished I still can not believe you are physically gone. I know you are still with me and watching down on me. Rest in peace… one deserves it more than you.



  27. Sharon on February 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Sissy, Every morning I think of you when I look out my kitchen window and see the birds at the feeder. Oh how you loved birds! I will miss you a lot. Rest in peace. I love you.

  28. Kathleen Brimacomb on February 13, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    My dearest Sissy,

    I will always remember with great fondness our Monday night visits – either watching dancing with the stars or old movies or listenining to old records. It was a pleasure having you for my sister and friend. I will miss you always. I love you! Rest in peace!

    Love Kathy

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