Rosemary Turner

June 21, 1940 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 81)


Rosemary Turner

On December 10, 2021 Rosemary left this beautiful world to be with her Lord. Rosemary was born June 21, 1940 at Coopers Hospital in Camden, New Jersey to John J. O’Neill and Cecelia Kennedy

She loved to read, garden and spend time with her grandkids. She loved cooking, baking and hosting family meals. She was a crossword puzzle enthusiast and really enjoyed giving back to the community.

She was very proud to hold on to 36 plus years of sobriety, dedicated to helping others with sponsorship, and spent countless hours as a volunteer for VT State 4-H Foundation and VT 4-H horse program.

Rosemary is proceeded in death by her first husband Thomas Reed Montgomery in June of 1969; birth mother Cecelia Inez Kennedy in September of 1943; sister Inez O’Neill; brother Bill in March of 2017; and step-mother Erma Jeannine O’Neill in April of 2011.

Rosemary is survived by her husband David A. Turner, to whom she was married on June 16, 1972; sister-in-law Nina O’Neill; children Thomas Reed Montgomery, Joseph (Ross) Montgomery, Andrea Scott (Turner), and Cynthia Shangraw (Turner); and her grandchildren Kayleigh and Ashley Scott, Thomas and Emma Montgomery and Cora Shangraw.

In lieu of flowers we are asking that donations be made to the Boston Children’s Hospital, Vermont 4-H Horse program, or Shriners Hospital for Children.
A celebration of life will take place in the spring.

Arrangements are in care of Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot Street, Richmond, VT. 

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