Rose M. Crowley

Rose M. Crowley

March 8, 1931 – September 18, 2019

Preceded in death by husband, James; son, Vincent; daughter, Christine.  Survived by son, Martin J. Crowley (Liesa); two grandchildren: Shannon Crowley-Watson (Trey) and Chad Crowley (Brandy); four great-grandchildren: Wyatt Watson, Connor Watson, Briston Crowley, and Kymber Crowley; sisters, Gloria Rettenmaier and Edith Hooker.  At Rose’s request, please wear the color red to visitation and services.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 20th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, September 21st at 10am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover St.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Rose Crowley Scholarship at College of St. Mary.



  • Alli Jambor Posted September 19, 2019 6:32 am

    We are so sorry and send our prayers. We could not have asked for better fans to sit next to at the CWS. games. Our days of baseball wont be as fun without you!

  • Robyn Kniffen Posted September 19, 2019 9:00 am

    Rose was a treasured member of the CSM family. She was, and will remain, a dear friend, mentor, and colleague, and will be missed greatly. Thank you for sharing her with us for so many years – she truly was a blessing to everyone she knew.

  • Bob Weiler Posted September 19, 2019 9:31 am

    We sat next to Rose and Gloria at Nebraska football games since 1991. She was like a part of our family. After my first wife died, I would always see Rose and Gloria at the monthly memorial masses at the cemetery. She was a wonderful person and we will miss her laugh and enthusiasm for sure. May you rest in peace Rose. Love Bob and Linda

  • Janet Smith “omaha” Posted September 19, 2019 10:21 am

    Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of Rose. She brightened my life at every Nebraska home football game. I volunteered for the home team rope crew for the stadium tunnel walk, Rose’s hug and cheer of “Go Big Red” always made my day! Her support for the team and UNL over the years was unwavering Will be wearing my HUSKER RED with pride and in her memory here in Florida. Love to all and GO BIG RED!

  • Sister Jeanne Ward Posted September 19, 2019 12:25 pm

    Rose’s name was synonymous with the Sisters of Mercy! She will be greatly missed by MANY!

  • Claudette Schiratti, RSM Posted September 19, 2019 1:23 pm

    Rose was filled with life and enthusiasm for all good things and people !

  • Sheila Durante. South Carolina Posted September 19, 2019 2:56 pm

    I am so sorry and send my thoughts and prayers. I first met Rose when she worked in the library at the college of St. Mary. I visited Rose whenever I was in Omaha, including this past summer. I always enjoyed hearing about Nebraska football and I was very happy that she rooted for Coastal Carolina in the College World Series a few years ago! She will be greatly missed.

  • Marylyn Felion Posted September 19, 2019 3:34 pm

    Rose ! A wonderful Mercy Associate radiating joy.

  • Sr. Therese Randolph, RSM Posted September 19, 2019 4:04 pm

    I knew Rose when she worked in the College library. I remember her as a generous and fun loving woman. I will wear red in her honor on the day of the funeral. Peace and blessing to all who will miss her warm presence. Sr. Therese

  • Mark and Maggi Baumgartner Posted September 19, 2019 5:14 pm

    My husband and I had the great fortune of knowing Rose when we worked at College of Saint Mary. What a kind and warm spirit she had. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our prayers for your family.

  • Shirley Gunderson Posted September 19, 2019 6:35 pm

    I had the privilege of working closely with Rose at College of Saint Mary for many years! Well, I was working…she was a “volunteer”…but she still worked hard, which made many of my work days easier! She taught me so much about friendship, love and how to appreciate the simple joys in life. She is a dear friend and will be missed greatly.

  • Shereen and Tom Crowley Posted September 19, 2019 8:40 pm

    Aunt Rose was awesome.She will be missed.

  • Carla Gerriets Posted September 20, 2019 12:46 pm

    Rose was a precious person! I always enjoyed stopping and visiting with her after Mass! She was always worried and concerned about others. What I will remember most is her contagious smile that she had always for every she saw! Rose will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  • Sister Rosanne McGrath Posted September 20, 2019 3:00 pm

    Thank you for being Mercy.

  • Lorrie Krejci Posted September 21, 2019 10:43 am

    I went all through STM and Ryan with Vince. He was a good friend and I still think of him often. Rest in peace Mrs. Crowley and give Vince a hug for me.

  • Steve Hooker Posted September 21, 2019 10:44 am

    The entire Steve and Cindy Hooker family mourns the loss of a truly great person, our Aunt Rose. She was spunky, passionate, caring, loving, and faithful. A wonderful example for all of us to emulate. Especially when it came to being true to your favorite sports teams! We send our love and prayers to all of the Crowley family and friends. God bless!

  • Connie Martin Posted September 28, 2019 8:58 am

    Rose was such a beautiful woman, as all who met her can attest. She was grace, energy, and love with a spunky, won’t take no for an answer when it came to her faith, working hard, and the Huskers. I knew her as she was my boss at my CSM Library job. I learned so much by her example of being a Catholic woman. She kept up with me after graduation and when I moved back. She always looked on the sunny side of life. Heaven surely got another angel.Blessings to her sister, son and family as they continue their journey with Rose watching from above.

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