Rose Epstein, 92


WAKEFIELD, R.I. – Rose Epstein, of Wakefield died May 26. Born in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Jennie (Leder) Zimmerman. “Pretty Rose” was a crusader for women’s rights long before it was fashionable. She led her life with few regrets, speaking her mind with nary a filter. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a role model, a marine mechanic, a mathematician, a hostess and a sage — always with a point of view. Most importantly, she was a writer, and Rose would like you to know her novel, “Runaway,” is available on Amazon. 

Rose was preceded in death by her husband Gerald G. Epstein. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Owen and her husband, Charles, of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Sharon and her husband, Don Rhodes, of N. Providence, and Debra Hughes and her husband Aaron of Dover, Massachusetts; her son, Matthew Epstein and his wife, Jeanette of Dighton, Massachusetts; her grandchildren, Audrey and Bridget Hughes, Jason, Daniel and Rian Owen and Lindsey and Jessica Epstein; and great-grandchildren, Emma, Lila, William, Henry and Braydon. 

Contributions in her memory may be made to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 143 Main St., Wakefield, RI 02879.