Rose K. Weldon, of Stamford, CT passed away peacefully on her 75th birthday August 2, 2018 at Greenwich Hospital. She was born August 2, 1943 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Herbert and Helena Wagner. She married Chris Weldon, Jr. in 1971 and moved to Briarcliff, NY in 1972. She gave birth to Chris, III in 1976 and James in 1978.
Rose was a devoted teacher for over 50 years who advocated for her students, pushing them to excel both in and out of the classroom. Teaching was in her blood and after she retired, she tutored regularly.
Rose, along with her husband Chris, was also co-owner of Heights Hardware. She often joked that the first day, she was asked for a wood screw and she remembered thinking, “I didn’t know they made wood screws.” It wasn’t long before she learned the business and mastered it, often sought out for her opinions and advice from wallpaper to electrical. “Whatever you do, don’t ask me about plumbing though,” she’d joke.
A faithful Catholic, Rose attended daily Mass before her illness prevented her from doing so any longer. She sang in the choir at funerals and spent time before and after Mass praying for her family and friends.
Having run the race well and having received the Sacraments of the Dying, she is now at rest.
Rose is survived by her husband of 47 years, her two sons and one grandson, Luke Weldon; her siblings, Ann Fey, Jane Ottenweller and Stephen Wagner, all from Indiana; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by siblings Evelyn Bubb, Alice Wagner and Tim Wagner.
Friends and family are invited to her wake on Sunday Evening, August 5, 2018 at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to A.A.B.R., 1508 College Point Blvd., College Point, NY 11356.