Howland – Rosalie Mailman, 85, passed from death into life eternal on Sunday, September 3, 2023. She was born July 17, 1938 in Manchester, Connecticut, the daughter of Edith (Pearson) Parsons and Atherton Parsons, and grew up on the family farm in Southampton, Massachusetts.
Rosalie was the valedictorian of her class at Easthampton High School in Massachusetts and received her BS in Home Economics from the University of Massachusetts. She married Paul Mailman of Palmer, MA in 1959 and they spent most of their married life between Montpelier, Vermont and Lowell, Maine.
Rose and Paul were blessed with four daughters. Rose was very busy at home but later worked at Kelloggh-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. She enjoyed reading, decorative painting, and sewing. She had a beautiful soprano voice and loved to sing hymns. She was a member of the Word of God Fellowship in Burlington.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 64 years are daughters and sons in law Brenda Phillips and Mike of Plattsburgh, New York, Christa Boucher of Fairfield, Heidi Pearsall and husband Web of Shortsville, New York, and Ericka Mailman and Alan Howard of El Dorado Hills, California; grandchildren include Matt Phillips, Jenny Phillips Riley, Eric Phillips, Paul Rice-Boucher, and Clara and Reid Howard; great grandchildren Alexandra Phillips, Maddy and Emmy Riley, and Aubrey Phillips. In addition to her parents, Rose was predeceased by a son in law David Boucher and a brother-in-law, John Mailman.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Lowel Cemetery with pastors Keith Shorey and Scott Shorey presiding.
In lieu of flowers or contributions, Rose asks that you do something kind for someone in need.
Rose’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Cummings Health Care Facility for the loving care they gave to Rose. Special thanks to Julie Quinn of Dignified Medical Care and Candice Osborne of Gentiva Hospice. Many thanks also to her good friend Vivian Sibley for her support. Messages of condolence may be expressed at Rose’s Book of Memories at www.lamsonfh.com.