Dear Friends and Family,

On Sunday, we lost our beacon of hope. Rosa peacefully passed Sunday morning surrounded by family and friends and an incredible amount of love and support.

After a difficult 10-year battle with cancer, Rosa is finally able to rest.

Rosa’s final journey will entail a wake on Thursday, June 23, from 3PM – 8PM at the Alexander F Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common Street, Walpole MA 02081.

Rosa’s celebratory mass and funeral will take place on Friday, June 24, at 10AM, at St. Mary’s Church, 1 Church Sq., Franklin MA 02038. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetary, Beaver Street, Franklin MA.

Following the celebration, a bereavement meal will take place at Raffael’s, 1601 Main Street, Walpole MA 02081.

Typical of Rosa, she asked that we keep the hope alive and continue to support the efforts of Rosa’s Pursuit for Hope. In this spirit, we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Rosa’s Pursuit for Hope.

We thank you for helping keep the hope alive and will always be thankful for your prayers and support throughout the years.

With Love,

The Botaish Family

Donations may be made, either through PayPal:

or by sending a check to:

Payable to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Rosa’s Pursuit for Hope
c/o Dean Bank
21 Main Street
P.O. Box 307
Franklin, MA 02038