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Rose Ann Motzko, 82

Rose Ann Motzko, age 82 of Watertown, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born May 13, 1936, on the Motzko family farm in Franklin Township, to Charles and Mary (Babatz) Motzko.

Rose Ann was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church near Delano. She was a life-long member, and held many positions there including organist, directing the choir, bulletin editor, and scheduling masses, to name a few. Rose Ann was very dedicated to God and her church.

A graduate of Delano High School, Rose Ann had just recently attended a class reunion. She spent most of her adult life as a pharmacy technician at the Watertown Pharmacy. She also worked at the Watertown Hardware Store, and various businesses in Watertown. Through her life-long work in Watertown and the church, she has many friends in the community.

Rose Ann grew up on her grandparents’ farm, where she developed her love for the garden. She was always proud of her flowers.

After her father’s passing, she moved with her mother to Watertown.

After semi retiring, Rose Ann enjoyed being with her friends at the senior center, going to dinners, day trips, and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Mary.

Rose Ann will be sadly missed by her family, her church family, and many friends and neighbors.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church, rural Delano. Interment was in the church cemetery.

There was visitation Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7:30 p.m. rosary service, continuing Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.

Arrangements were with the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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