Rosemary Jean Musial

June 18, 1927 - November 20, 2017
Rosemary Jean Musial

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Rosemary J. Musial (nee Vernell) died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at her home in Hendersonville, NC after a lengthy illness.

Rosemary was born in Lorain, OH and resided there until 2014. She was a graduate of Lorain High School, class of 1945 and of Ohio University, Athens, OH. She taught physical education and English at St. Mary’s High School in Lorain.

She was an early member of Lakeland Women’s Club where she was active in their civic development efforts. She belonged to many of the organization’s creative and fine arts groups over several decades. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and was active in their Marian Guild. Rosemary will be remembered fondly by family and friends as a consummate homemaker, decorator and gracious hostess. She delighted in her many craft projects and in instructing those who admired them.

Surviving are daughter Vicki Musial of Chicago, IL; son Mark (Jeanette) of Oakland, CA; daughter Tracy McDowell (Paul) of Asheville, NC and grandsons Sean and Dillon McDowell.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Victor F. Musial and parents Josephine Vernell
(nee Simsic) and John P Vernell.

Services will be held in Hendersonville, NC with burial at Western North Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain, NC on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association: 4217 Park Place Ct. Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 or Homeward Bound of WNC (RITI Program): PO Box 1166 Asheville, NC 28802, an organization that helps homeless women.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
10:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Our Lady of Angels Chapel - Directions

Hendersonville, NC


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
12:00 PM

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery - Directions
962 Old US 70 Hwy. West
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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  • November 23, 2017
    Susan Simsic Day says:
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Rosemary was a wonderful, kind and generous person. My father, her Uncle John, thought the world of her, as did everyone in the family. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

  • November 23, 2017
    Sharon Dillon Kopronica says:
    My sincere condolences to the family; My Mom and Dad were good friends, and Dad's worked together, they were James and Betty Dillon good times.

  • November 24, 2017
    Linda A Mathewson says:
    Dear Vicki, Mark and Tracy, We, Linda Mathewson and Julie Abrahamowicz, are so very sad to hear of the passing of your Mom and your Dad. We were such long time friends from the Beauty Shop, St. Anthony's and the East Side neighborhood. We both always admired the wonderful way your Mom went about greeting each season with appropriate decorations and cookies! She was a gem and your Dad such a gentleman. We think about all the Musials every time we drive by your house on Cleveland Blvd. We send our sincere sympathy and love to you all. Linda Veroni Mathewson and Julie Abrahamowicz (and Amy too)