Gunilla “Sis” ( Kehoe) LaRose passed peaceably onto a welcomed eternal rest after a long journey with Alzheimer at her home today (December 22, 2019) with family members and her loving caregiver Dorcas Yeboah at her side.
She lovingly met her Eternal Father and reunited with her husband Norman O., her parents Gunilla and John B Kehoe, Sr, her sister Anne and her brother John B. Jr. along with many other relatives and friends.
She will be sadly missed by her son Norman F. Sr, and his wife Barbara, her daughter Carolyn Larkin, Mark Guibault who considered her his mom, her brother Charlie Kehoe and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to her niece Rolanda Wackter who considered her as her Mother by God and her devoted grandson Norman F. Jr. who lovingly remained by her side through-out this journey. The family would like to give special recognition to her outstanding caregivers Patience, Merlyn and especially her awesome caregiver Dorcas who lovingly was at her side when she passed. They also wish to thank A Caring Hands, Vernon Visiting Nurses and Vernon Hospice for all the love they showed Gunilla as well as Dr. Ettinger and his nurse Lori for the excellent medical care given to her for so many years.
“Sis” was known by many as the lover of church, bingo, ceramics, cooking and baking as well as her family and friends. She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and for many years was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rosary Society. She retired at the age of 62 from Manchester Memorial Hospital after many years of service.
The family requests privacy at this time. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home, Manchester is handling all arrangements where there will be no calling hours except for the immediate family. A funeral mass to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday December 28th at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester. Her earthly final resting place will be Fairview Cemetery in West Hartford (at the discretion of her family).
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory would be greatly appreciated to the Alzheimer Association www.alz.org. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
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