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Official Obituary of: Richard G. “Rick” Rose 03/26/2019

Richard G. “Rick” Rose 03/26/2019

Richard G. “Rick” Rose of Wrentham passed away peacefully at Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham on the evening of Tuesday, March 26, 2019.  After a long battle with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Rick passed surrounded by loved ones.   

Rick was born on October 13, 1949 to the late George R. Rose of Ashland and late Dorothy R. Rose of Plainville. Rick was the middle of three children and is survived by his older brother, James Rose of Wrentham, and sister, Jane Cote of Taunton.  In addition, Rick is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 43 years, Janice (Rider) Rose of Wrentham. The two were married on April 24, 1976.  Rick is also survived by two beloved daughters, Ashley Rose-Mello of Medway  and Darby-Lee Carlucci of Franklin, as well as their husbands Jonathan Mello and Robert “BJ” Carlucci. Rick was a doting and loving father, and also reveled in the love and attention of his four grandchildren: Giovanni Carlucci, and Aurelia, Isaac, and Greta Mello. 

Rick was a member of the King Philip Regional High School graduating class of 1967. Shortly after graduating from KP, Rick enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1968. As a member of the U.S. Navy’s Seabees, Rick served in Antarctica in the early 1970’s before his honorable discharge in 1974. In addition to marrying Janice in 1976, Rick became the owner of Star Pools that year. Rick ran Star Pools with tremendous energy and passion for over 30 years, completing building projects throughout New England. Rick won numerous awards for his creative pool designs and quality craftsmanship. In addition to building custom pools, Rick was also a skilled master carpenter. 

Relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to a celebration of life in Rick’s honor on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:00  PM at Normandy Farms Campground in Foxboro.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Dr. Dickerson’s Dementia Research Program in the Massachusetts General Hospital Frontotemporal Disorders Unit: https://Giving.MassGeneral.org/FTDUnit Gifts made online have the opportunity to add a note in memory of Rick. Donations can also be made by mail. Checks may be made out to “MGH Dr. Dickerson Lab,” memo: “Dementia Research.” Mail to: MGH FTD Unit, Attn: Raseeka Premchander, 149 13th Street, Suite 2691, Charlestown, MA 02129. 
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  • Janice, I only just learned of Rick’s passing.  So sorry to hear this news.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.   You have had a tough few years and that certainly weighs heavy on my heart.
    I hope every thing goes better in the future.     

  • Janice, I only just learned of Rick’s passing.  So sorry to hear this news.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.   You have had a tough few years and that certainly weighs heavy on my heart.
    I hope every thing goes better in the future.     

  • Janice, I was very saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. I look back on the time I worked for him in the summers from 1984 to 1987 and have many good memories. He certainly instilled a work ethic on me that I still live by today and I am very thankful for. I have yet to meet a man since, that possessed the God given talents that Rick had. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. I learned a lot during my time working for him. I often reflect back on some of the things we did then and now appreciate why we did them. I’ll never forget him and only wish him peace and joy in eternity. 

  • Rick you are going to be missed you are and were a great man my thoughts and prayers to the family love you all

  • Janice, I am saddened as I know you and your family must be for a missing piece of your lives.  Please know that you are in my thoughts.  All my love, Sandy Voss Halley.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences.  May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29)  It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this difficult time.

    Laura

  • So sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. I still enjoy the pool he built for us in 1980. He was a great guy and will be missed.
    Joscelyn Varieur

  • Wonderful hardworking man who we will always treasure as a brother-in-law.  Miss you and will cherish all the memories,  May you RIP

    Love

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that your memories of your dad ease your pain. 

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I pray that your memories of your dad ease your pain. 

  2. Wonderful hardworking man who we will always treasure as a brother-in-law.  Miss you and will cherish all the memories,  May you RIP

    Love

  3. So sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. I still enjoy the pool he built for us in 1980. He was a great guy and will be missed.
    Joscelyn Varieur

  4. I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences.  May the God of all comfort sustain you as you await the promises found at John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4 where God promises to do away with all the things that cause us suffering and pain including death here on the earth forever. (Psalm 37:29)  It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this difficult time.

    Laura

  5. Janice, I am saddened as I know you and your family must be for a missing piece of your lives.  Please know that you are in my thoughts.  All my love, Sandy Voss Halley.

  6. Rick you are going to be missed you are and were a great man my thoughts and prayers to the family love you all

  7. Janice, I was very saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. I look back on the time I worked for him in the summers from 1984 to 1987 and have many good memories. He certainly instilled a work ethic on me that I still live by today and I am very thankful for. I have yet to meet a man since, that possessed the God given talents that Rick had. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. I learned a lot during my time working for him. I often reflect back on some of the things we did then and now appreciate why we did them. I’ll never forget him and only wish him peace and joy in eternity. 

  8. Janice, I only just learned of Rick’s passing.  So sorry to hear this news.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.   You have had a tough few years and that certainly weighs heavy on my heart.
    I hope every thing goes better in the future.     

  9. Janice, I only just learned of Rick’s passing.  So sorry to hear this news.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.   You have had a tough few years and that certainly weighs heavy on my heart.
    I hope every thing goes better in the future.     

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