Rosemary Binetti, age 81, passed away on May 26, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Stanley ND in 1941, Rosemary grew up with 6 sisters and 1 brother. She and her siblings loved to spend time on the family farm, helping in the kitchen and attending dances. Rose loved music from the 50’s to her final days.
Upon graduating from Stanley High School, Rose attended junior college before heading west to Auburn, Washington to join her sister, Dorothy, and brother-in-law for a new adventure. Shortly after her arrival, Rose was set up on a blind date with Joe Binetti by her sister and Joe’s cousin, Josephine Olengenski, and the rest was history. They were married in August 1962, in the presence of their large extended family at Holy Family. Kicking off their marriage at the Worlds Fair in Seattle, Joe and Rose went on to celebrate 46 years together.
They welcomed their daughters, built their home and lived the rest of their lives in Auburn, which was filled with family, friends, food and great memories. Rose was kept very busy raising 4 lovely and active daughters, while also working for 25 years at Holy Family Parish in Auburn. Her grandchildren and great-granddaughter brought her the greatest joy, and she was exceptionally proud of them. Summertime camping, road trips to Montana and North Dakota, a few trips to Hawaii, the East Coast, Oregon coast, California, Arizona and a cruise in Europe with a visit to Joe’s family home in Italy, filled the years with lots of adventures and good times.
Rose was an incredible mother, wife, grandma, aunt and friend. Rose enjoyed singing in the church choir, canning fruit, dabbling with painting, bowling, reading mystery novels, sewing beautiful dresses and costumes for her girls and grandchildren, baking the best apple pies and cinnamon rolls, and shopping.
Rosemary was proceeded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Binetti Jr., parents Lars and Bertha Skaar, brother Lars “Bud” Skaar, sisters, Donna, Deloris, Joan, and Carol. Rose Mary is survived by her sisters Dorothy Davis and Shirley McCloskey, her daughters Joanne (Mike) Sato, Michelle Binetti (Jeff Petroskie), DeAnn (Ross) West, Cheryl Binetti (Chris Robinson), grandchildren Justin, Taylor (Abbie), Connor, Samantha, Matthew, Ian and great-granddaughter Olivia, as well as her loving dog Buddy.
Rosemary’s family thanks the caring team at Wesley Lea Hill. The personal touch and care for mom each person provided during her stay gave her enjoyment, comfort and dignity.
Rose’s many family members and friends are saddened by her loss, but comforted by the memory of special times. She will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org honor of Rosemary Binetti.