OGDENSBURG – Funeral services for Rosemary Neal, 77, of Elizabeth Street, Ogdensburg, will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home.
Mrs. Neal passed away on Saturday morning, September 11, 2010 at Albany Medical Center.
Mrs. Neal is survived by seven children, Pamelia of Ogdensburg, Dominic of Nanning, China, Dwayne and Dan, of Elmira, Matthew, and his wife, Rose, of Mullica Hill, N.J., Millie of Michigan, Hanna MacNaughtan, and her husband, Dennis, of Kemptville, Ont., and Todd of Ogdensburg; three brothers, Dan Jermano and his wife, Janet, of Naples, Fla., John Jermano of Albany and Thomas Jermano and his wife, Idona, of Tupper Lake; a sister-in-law, Lea Jermano of Florida; five grandchildren, Paul, Rosemary, David, Amanda and Daniel; many aunt, uncles, nieces and nephews and her friend, Joe Fex.
She was predeceased by her brother, Ross, a sister-in-law, Martha; and her parents.
She was born on March 26, 1933 in Massena, the daughter of Ross and Millie Evans Jermano.
She attended St. Mary’s Academy and graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1950.
She graduated from Boston Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1954.
While in school at Boston, she was taught under the well-known pianist, Georg Fior.
She earned her teaching certificate from Potsdam State University.
She first taught at Tutor Hall, a private girls school, in Indianapolis, Ind. She also taught at Livonia, Canandaigua and Gouverneur high schools and later taught at OFA.
She retired from Ogdensburg Catholic Central School where she taught music.
She is also well known for playing the organ at Notre Dame Church for the past 20 years.
She loved music and truly enjoyed teaching piano lessons at her home for many years.
Donations may be made in her memory to St. Margueurite D’Youville Academy.