John H. Rose, 92, Tiverton


John H. Rose, 92, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River. He was the husband of Ida (Rebello) Rose of Tiverton, to whom he was married for 67 years.

Born in Little Compton, son of the late Victor S. and Senhorinha (Rose) Rose, he had lived in Tiverton for most of his life. A veteran of World War II, he served his country in the United States Army Air Corps.  Prior to his retirement in 1985, he worked as a self-employed general contractor for his company John H. Rose Construction Co., of Tiverton. Mr. Rose was the founder of Roseland Acres Equestrian Center, Tiverton and served on the Tiverton Town Council for 12 years. He was also involved in many community and civic organizations.

Survivors along with his wife include two daughters, Patricia J. Medeiros and her husband Frank of Tiverton, and Pamela A. Cyr of Adamsville; two sisters, Dorothy K. Bettencourt of Westport and Helen F. Costa of Adamsville; two grandchildren, Jon G. Sequeira and his wife Amanda Snellinger, and Jennifer K. Gallant and her husband Steven; two great grandchildren, Emily and Alayna; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the father-in-law of the late Richard N. Cyr and brother of the late Mary L. Mulford, Josephine Smith, Rose E. Flores, Frank S. Rose, Theresa Schafft, Adeline R. Mello, Frances S. Rose, Manuel S. Rose and Victor S. Rose, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tomorrow Fund at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02901.

Arrangements under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

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