Rosemary Addis (Ranzini) Werner

December 2, 1942 ~ March 10, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Rosemary Werner Obituary

Rosemary Addis Ranzini Werner, 80, of Flanders Road passed into the next life on March 10, 2023 in her own home with her children, Ernest and Roseanne and her dog Emmett, by her side. Rosemary was the wife of the late Edward Lee Werner, for 48 years. Rosemary was born in Manhattan, the daughter of the late Walter and Julia Addis Ranzini. She went to the Hewitt School, Finch College, obtained a PhD in Marketing & Communications from New York University, and a Law Degree from St. John’s University.

She went on to work in journalism and broadcasting at CBS and then as a Professor at Post University. As Head of the Marketing Department, she was a key participant in a small team that brought online education to the school. At that time, the only other school in the nation to offer such a service was Phoenix University. Her influence and ingenuity put Post at the front of online education- way before it became the norm. Rosemary also dabbled in Real Estate and acquired a brokerage license.

Rosemary bloomed wherever she was planted. While living the New York City life, she immersed herself in the arts: fashion, poetry, dancing, and opera, Gilbert and Sullivan being her favorite opera company. While living the country life in Woodbury, CT, she took to activities like gardening, sailing, swimming, golf, tennis, riding horses, and driving horse carriages and sleighs. Rosemary, with her humble and consistent effort, was highly accomplished in all her endeavors. She won awards for her gardening, gained a top ranking as an amateur tennis player, and together with her husband Ed, competed and won at the highest national level in Combined Driving Events (CDE).

Rosemary was an adventurer. She loved to travel and try new things, enjoying numerous trips with her family and chaperoning college students to places like: Ireland, England, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, China, Japan, Russia, etc. She was fluent in both French and Italian and in all animal languages. Rosemary was the happiest when she was with her children, grandchildren, and animals on her farm on Flanders Road.

Rosemary was a devoted and loving mother, wife, daughter, teacher, and friend. She will be dearly missed. Her love for all that life has to offer will shine on with her son Ernest of Woodbury, her daughter Roseanne & husband Bret Hackett and two grandchildren Ruby Rose and Van Werner of South Lake Tahoe, CA, among other family members.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday May 19, 2023 from 1 to 4 pm at Munson - Lovetere, 2 School Street, Woodbury. A short service will be held around 3 pm. Burial will be in the New North Cemetery, Woodbury.

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Celebration of Life
May 19, 2023

1:30 PM
Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home
2 School St. / PO Box 491
Woodbury, CT 06798

May 19, 2023

4:00 PM
New North Cemetery
Washington Ave
Woodbury, CT 06798


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