Rosemarie Sprague, member of the local Senior Center, at 77

    Rosemarie Sprague, member of the local Senior Center, at 77

    Rosemarie Sprague

    Rosemarie Sprague

    Described as a person who would step in to help whenever something needed to be done, Rosemarie Sprague is being remembered by her many friends and acquaintances in and around Amityville at an informal memorial on Wed., July 24 at the Amityville Beach.

    Miss Sprague, who was born on November 18, 1946 in Brooklyn to Florence and Leon Sprague, died May 24, 2024.

    The oldest of eight children, she was described by her brother Michael as a person who was independent and held family close.

    “She didn’t drive so I would drive her wherever she needed to go,” said her brother. “We spent a lot of time together,” he said.

    Miss Sprague was a member of the Village of Amityville Senior Center for many years. Director Myra Lee said she and Miss Sprague would have coffee together every day.

    “I became so close to her, she was a very special person,” said Lee.

    Lee recalled how Miss Sprague became particularly fond of a dog, Jasmine, whose owner would visit the center with her. “She would always comment how much she loved the dog and would give the pup biscuits every time she saw her,” said Lee, adding that she is going to miss the companionship and friendship she shared with Miss Sprague. “She was someone who if she saw anything wrong, like a traffic light out, she would report it to the police and make sure it was resolved,” said Lee. “She was such a kind and loving person.”

    Anne Crocitto of Amityville knew Miss Sprague for about 35 years and remembers her visits to the thrift store Crocitto volunteered in over those years.

    “She was very happy and would always say hello to anyone she knew, and always had a smile,” said Crocitto who added that she considered Miss Sprague a friend and can still hear her voice, calling out her name.

    Rosemarie Sprague reposed at Powell Funeral Home, 67 Broadway in Amityville. She was privately cremated.

    She is predeceased by her mother and father, Florence and Leon Sprague.

    In addition to the many friends she had in Amityville, Miss Sprague is survived by her brothers Michael, Paul, Thomas, Joseph and Kenneth, and her sisters Michelle and Regina.

    The Village of Amityville Senior Center invites all who knew Rosemarie Sprague to join them in an informal memorial at their annual barbecue. The event will take place on Wed., July 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Amityville Beach Pavilion, Peter J. Pappas Pappas Pavilion, South Bayview Avenue in Amityville. For more information, please call the Village of Amityville Senior Center at 917-362-2777.

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