Darlene Ringrose

Obituary of Darlene C. Ringrose

Darlene C. Ringrose, age 83, of the Town of Lee, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.


She was born in New Britain, CT on November 4, 1935 to the late Gordon and Helene Lamirande Carley. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nazareth College, and upon graduation worked as a registered nurse in public health in Syracuse, NY and taught at St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Syracuse, NY. After raising her children, she was an elementary school nurse at Denti and Stokes schools in Rome, NY. On August 23, 1958, she was united in marriage to the Hon. John G. Ringrose; a blessed union of 57 years until his passing on May 11, 2015.


Darlene was a member of the Rome TWIGS, Wednesday Morning Club and enjoyed volunteering at the Welcome Hall. She always loved spending time with her family at her cottage on the St. Lawrence River. She was blessed to have great neighbors at home and at her cottage. She had many close friends throughout her life and will be missed by everyone.


Darlene is survived by three daughters, Karen DeMartino of Syracuse, Barbara Perry of Rome, P.J. (David) Fox of Herkimer, a son, Michael (Cindy) Ringrose of Rochester; grandchildren, Joe, Liz, Megan, Nicole, Michael and Ian; a sister, Criny (Bill) Stich, a sister-in-law, Jean Carley, brothers in law, Thomas Shannon and Houston McMillion, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Shannon and Madeline McMillion, a brother Robert Carley, and a son in law, Stephen Perry.


The family truly appreciates the kindness and care of the nurses in the ICU department at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.


A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, at 11 AM at St. Paul’s Church with the Rev. Robert L. Kelly officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Relatives and friends may call at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street, Rome NY on Sunday from 2 to 5 PM.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Rome or to Catholic Charities Oneida/Madison County, 1408 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502.


Please offer online condolences at:  www.BarryFuneralHome.com.

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Calling Hours

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Barry Funeral Home
807 West Chestnut Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315) 337-0055

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Monday, October 21, 2019
St. Paul's Church
1807 Bedford Street
Rome, New York, United States


St. Mary's Cemetery
1106 W. Liberty Street
Rome, New York, United States
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