Rosanne Kennedy

By on December 31, 2013

Rosanne Kennedy, 61, of Maple Park, passed from this life to eternal life on Nov. 8, 2013, at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, Ill., surrounded by the love and prayers of her family.

Rosanne was born April 28, 1952, in DeKalb the daughter of Thomas and Rosemary (Finley) Kennedy.
She grew up in Maple Park, where she attended local schools. As a young girl, she was a member of the Girl Scouts and enjoyed all of the camping trips she was able to go on. She later went on to graduate from Notre Dame High School.

After graduation, Rosanne’s love for children called her to the field of childcare. She cared for many children over the years, including her nieces and nephews.

Rosanne enjoyed passing her time in many different ways. She kept up to date with current pop culture, always reading the most recent magazines. As a night owl, she spent endless hours surfing the web. Rosanne had an extensive music collection, but there was no better artist than Elvis Presley in her mind. One of her favorite trips was to Graceland. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, like a nice ride in the car or catching a good movie. In recent years, Rosanne enjoyed cooking. Even with all the interests and past times, there was nothing more important to Rosanne than her family. She took a great interest in all of the life events and happenings in the lives of her many extended family members, and she had an amazing memory for family dates and occasions. Rosanne was always there for her family when needed.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Maple Park.

Roseanne is survived by her mother, Rosemary Kennedy; her brothers and sisters, Patrick (Mona) Kennedy, Mary Kennedy, Tim (Sally) Kennedy, Nora (Kim) Joiner, John (Debra) Kennedy, Dick (Gena Rice) Kennedy, Susan Kennedy and Jim (Katie) Kennedy; her nieces and nephews, Nathan, Ian, Tom, Elizabeth, Joel, Kayla and Mitchell; an extended family and a countryside of friends in Maple Park, where she was a lifelong resident.

She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Kennedy.

Visitation was held Nov. 11 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral mass celebrating Roseanne’s faith was held Nov. 12 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Maple Park. Fr. Dennis Morissy, pastor of the church, celebrated Roseanne’s life.

A memorial has been established in her name to benefit: Checks may be made to the “Name Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at