DOUGHERTY, ROSE MARIE, (nee Boyle). The garden of Earth lost one beautiful blooming rose as Rose Marie Dougherty left for Heaven on July 9, 2017. She was surrounded by family and friends who were drawn to her everlasting light. She left peacefully. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Joseph Dougherty and her son, Dennis Joseph Dougherty. She is survived by her three children, Colleen (Tim) Fischer of Austin, TX, Mary Rose "Duffy" (Lynn) Petersen of Aurora, OH and Dan (Lisa) Dougherty Jr. of Twinsburg, OH. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Ned (Sarah) Fischer of Austin, TX, Sean (Nikki) Dougherty of Westerville, OH, Rose and Tommy Dougherty of Irvine, CA, Megan Dougherty of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Griffin Petersen of Aurora, OH.

Rose worked at Saks Fifth Avenue for 35 years and was known as your "go-to" girl for flair or fashion. She was also active in the community theater both in starring roles back in Pittsburgh and then later backstage at Aurora Community Theater. Rose also proudly served her church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Aurora, OH as a Eucharistic Minister.

The family would like to thank the hardworking staff at Anna Maria, the angel hospice nurses at Crossroads Hospice, Cilla Buck from CarePatrol of NE Ohio and Cherished Companions for her aide, Princess, who brought her smiles, songs and prayers.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM Monday, July 24, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 342 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora, OH where the family will receive friends from 10:00AM until Mass time at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at Aurora Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rose's name to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Twinsburg, OH (330-425-2244).

(Johnson-Romito Funeral Home (330-425-2244) AA 7-19-17)