1919 – 2015
Putnam – Rose V. (Rainey) Pacheco, 96, died Tuesday, December 1, 2015. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony Pacheco who died in 1978. Rose was born in Pascoag, RI, and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Clarice (LeForest) Rainey.
Rose worked as a weaver for several local woolen mills and later worked as a machine operator for American Optical Company. She also worked as a foster grandparent for many years at the John Dempsey Center assisting residents in the workshop.
Rose was a longtime member of the St. Mary League of Catholic Women and the Daughters of Isabella as well as the Putnam Seniors Club. She enjoyed going to the casinos, playing bingo, and playing cards. Rose also loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Rose is survived by her son, Al Pacheco and his wife Wendy Melady of Woodstock; her daughter, Frances and her husband Willie Bousquet of Putnam; and her grandchildren Stephanie and Brittany Bousquet. Rose was predeceased by her brothers Edward, Henry, Tom, and Harold Rainey and by her sisters Lucille Lebeau, Teresa Peyton, and Ruth Cheney.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Rose at 1:00pm on Saturday December 12, 2015, in St. Mary Church of the Visitation 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arc of Quinebaug Valley at 687 Cook Hill Road, Danielson, CT 06239. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.