Barbara Rosen

Obituary of Barbara Rosen

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On Saturday, December 12th, Barbara Rosen, 89, of Woodstock, passed away at Westview Healthcare Center in Dayville, CTsuccumbing to complications from COVID. 
Barbara was born on November 3, 1931 in Worcester, MA.  She was predeceased by her loving husband of 41 years, Roy Rosen and her parents Eric and Astrid Grusell,
who were both born in Sweden.  Also predeceased by her sister Kathleen Engvall and brother Carl Grusell both of Worcester, MA along with her son-in-law, Marshall Tourtellotte, Woodstock, CT. 
She leaves behind her three children, Karin Tourtellotte, Putnam, CT; Eric Rosen (Jane), Woodstock, CT and Lorna Rosen Kuper (Jim), Woodstock, GA.  She was the adoring "Grammy B"  to 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include many nieces and nephews from the Rosen and Grusell families. All whom she loved dearly. Her family was the center of her life.
Over 25 years of her working career was spent at Woodstock Academy, as a “Professional Mom” in the Nurse’s Office. She enjoyed the students and was a source of comfort for many throughout the years.  Barbara's happiest days were when her children brought their friends home to enjoy her famous chocolate chip cookies and good times. Barbara was known to be kind, loving, good humored and always wearing a smile. Even during her worst days of her illness, she was described as being gracious and sharing her smile with others. 
A Memorial Service will be planned at a later date when it is safe to gather. For those wishing to donate in her memory the family has chosen donations toward Roseland Park. A meaningful place of many fond memories while residing in the neighborhood on Roseland Lake.  
Memorial donations may be sent to Trustees of Roseland Park,  205 Roseland Park Rd Woodstock, CT 06281. Share a memory at
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