Mildred Rosemary Nadeau passed away peacefully on February 4, 2023 at the age of 96 in Roseville, CA. Rosemary was born on January 8, 1927 in Cincinnati, OH to Stanley and Margaret Glassmeyer. She married Charles Nadeau in 1956 and had children Michael, Mark, Marisa, Michele, Maria, and Matthew. Charles passed in 1975 and Rosemary raised her family on her own.
After graduating from Regina High School in 1944, Rosemary entered Nurse Training at Mercy Hospital in Hamilton and eventually joined the Air Force as a Flight Nurse to pursue her dream of seeing the world and caring for others. During her time in the Air Force, Rosemary visited many wonderful places, including French Morocco, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Amsterdam, France, Italy, Spain, and several US States. During one of her final assignments, she met and cared for Charles who had been injured in the Korean War. Their love blossomed and they were married in Reno, NV in 1956.
After spending time and having children in Cincinnati, Kittery, Goose Bay, and Chicopee Falls, Rosemary and Charles settled down in Sacramento, CA. Rosemary lived in her Sacramento home for 57 years and was a devoted member of Presentation parish.
Rosemary returned to nursing in 1973 and worked as a Registered Nurse at American River Hospital until 1989. After her well-deserved retirement, Rosemary kept busy with volunteer work, bowling, painting, swimming, gardening, and being a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was known for her sense of humor and her children often enjoyed sharing a laugh with her.
She will be sorely missed by children: Michael (Jeanne), Michele, Maria (Dave), and Matthew (Shari). Her son Mark and daughter Marisa will be welcoming her in heaven. Her grandchildren, Kate (Michael & Jeanne), Angela & Daniel (Mark), Chris & Nick (Marisa), Hunter (Maria & Dave), and Andrew (Matthew & Shari) as well as her great-grandson Logan (Angela) will forever have fond memories of their time with Nana. Rosemary is also survived by her brother Tony Glassmeyer and many beloved nieces and nephews.