Patricia Ann Rose died peacefully on Wednesday, June 28 near her home in Florida. She was 71.

Patricia was born on July 24, 1945 in Rockaway, N.Y., but spent countless years living on Martha’s Vineyard before moving to Florida. She was an exceptional mother who dedicated all her time and energy to her children and she loved them dearly . . . even those who were not hers but just happened to wander into her path. She was a devoted Christian and saw the good in everyone. She was always welcoming all into her heart and home with a hot meal (or cup of coffee or tea) and words of encouragement and support.

She absolutely loved the beach and soaking up rays of warm sunshine with her friends and family. When not at the beach you could find her in the casino with a huge smile on her face, gambling away and trying her hardest to “win the big one.” She was a bright light in the lives of those who truly knew her and she will be missed every second of every day.

She is survived by her former husband, Dennis J. Rose Sr.; her children, sons Joseph Montesion and Anthony Rose and daughter Tracy Rose; her grandchildren, Dennis J. Rose 3rd, Brian Gromoshak 2nd, Tristian Gromoshak, Alexandria Gromoshak, Theresa Martin, Patricia Montesion, Michael Montesion, and Ashley Smith; and her many brothers and sisters: Walter Lober, Rita-Jane Baird, Eleanor Donohue, Pat (Pattycake) Baird, Rosemary Gill, Sharon Rawlings Baird, Matthew Baird, James Baird, and Maureen Baird. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph Baird and her son Dennis J. Rose Jr.

She touched the lives of too many people to list. She loved everyone and relationships, whether family or friends, were the most important pieces in her life.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, July 15 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Thank you to everyone whose support and heart-filled prayers have helped tremendously during this time.