Rosemary L. Frego

Date of Birth:
Saturday, September 19, 1925
Date of Death:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Age:
94 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday October 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday October 19, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday October 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Prosper Cemetery

Date of Birth:
Saturday, September 19, 1925
Date of Death:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Age:
94 years old
Date of Birth:
Saturday, September 19, 1925
Date of Death:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Age:
94 years old

Rosemary L. Frego

Rosemary Frego, 94, of Rochester passed away at Samaritan Bethany on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

Mrs. Frego was born on September 19, 1925 in Faribault, Minnesota, to Arthur and Anna (Rosett) Vailencour.

Rosemary moved to Rochester to begin her career as a medical secretary at Mayo Clinic, starting in the Plummer Building in 1949. She met a charming elevator operator named Murray Frego, a conversation began, and they were married in 1952. The conversation and marriage continued for the next 60 years.

She was very proud to have been a medical secretary in the Endocrinology Department at Mayo Clinic for more than 18 years. In her retirement, she and Murray enjoyed spending time with family and friends and wintering in Apache Juntion, AZ.

She was a ten year breast cancer survivor.

Rosemary is survived by her four daughters Kathryn Frego of Rochester, MN, Nancy (Greg) Miller of Fort Dodge, IA, Ellen Frego of Minneapolis, MN, Cynthia Frego of Rochester, MN; one granddaughter, Rebecca Summers of Tripoli, IA; three great grandsons, Michael, Allan, and Johnathan; and 27 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Murray; two sisters, Eleanor Stadler and Phyllis Stadler; one brother, Walter; and one nephew.

The family would like to thank the staff at Samaritan Bethany and Seasons Hospice for their consideration and care.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, at The River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, 1119 11 ½ St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, at The River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Prosper Cemetery, Canton, MN.

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The family of Rosemary L. Frego has received the following condolences.

Dear Kathy and family,


 


Sorry to see your Mom passed away.  Looks like she had a long fulfilling life.  Condolences to you and your entire family.


 


Rita (Sell) Marquardt

Ellen, Kathy  Nancy and Cindy...


Sending our condolences for the loss of your mother. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Regards,


Ruth & Hayward Wong


 

We are so sorry for your loss.  You and your family are in our prayers.  

Ellen and family, 


May all the sweet memories of your Mother, Rosemary, bring you solace during this time. It warms my heart, and I am sure hers, that you were able to be close to her during this time of transition, with no regrets. You were exactly where you needed to be.


Sending love and prayers,


Ann Marie Keene 

Cindy,


So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.  I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Dear Frego Sisters:


My husband Nick and I are very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother Rosemary. I remember your parents being very kind when I was at St. Pius X Grade School.


 


Sheila Ward

Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's death. Sending prayers to your family for strength and comfort.


God bless all of you.


Nancy Silvernail

Kathy, Nancy, Ellen and Cindy:


My Prayers of Love and Sympathy to ALL of you on the death of your Mom.


Please let me know if I can do anything at all for any of you.


Love:


Jim Gronvold


Rochester (formerly from Byron)


Jimd.gronvold@yahoo.com


 

Rosemary was a special giving Christian Aunt in our family and will be missed.  I was deeply saddened by the news of Rosemary’s passing.  I pray that God will grant the family strength at this time of loss.  Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!

Kathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t care how old you are, the loss of your mother is difficult. You are in my prayers. I will also offer a mass for your mother.


Hugs, Sue