Mary "Mary Beth" Elizabeth Rose

  • Born: November 6, 1961
  • Died: March 15, 2021
  • Location: Townsend, Delaware

R.T. Foard & Jones, Inc.

122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

Tel. (302) 731-4627

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Mary "Mary Beth" Elizabeth Rose of Townsend, DE, age 59, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021. Mary Beth was born on November 6, 1961 in Buffalo, NY to the late George William Rose and Marie Elizabeth (Gallagher) Rose.

Mary Beth was a college graduate of Goldey Beacom where she received her Bachelor's degree. She then worked at AstraZenaca Pharmaceutical Company for 38 years as a Safety, Health and Environment Coordinator. Mary Beth was an avid quilter and was a member of two quilting guilds: The Serendipity Stir Crazy Sewing Chicks and The Delmarva Longarmers. She also enjoyed cooking, traveling and cruising.

Mary Beth is survived by her brother, James William Rose and his wife, Cece; sister, Anne Veronica Rose; brother, Michael Patrick Rose and his wife, Debbie; brother, Robert Francis Rose and his wife, Becky; and nieces: Amber Rose, and Emma Rose. In addition to her parents, Mary Beth is preceded in death by her niece, Kendra Rose and nephew, Parker Steven Rose.

Services for Mary Beth will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. To get updated service information, please refer back to the website. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to "UVA Children's Medical Center", "American Cancer Society" or "St. Bernard's Church" and sent in care of R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Ann, Michael, Robert, and James
Both Lynne and I were very sad to hear of the passing of your sister Mary Beth. While we don't see each other often, being with you at the reunions was always sheer pleasure for us. Please accept our most sincere condolences. Mary will be missed by many. I know we will miss hearing her laughter, but most of all, her presence with us. May the Lord be with all of you at this sorrowful time.

Posted by Tom and Lynne Kandl - Belmont, MI - Family   March 23, 2021


My thoughts and prayers of peace to Mary Beths family. Although I only had the privilege of working with her for 2 years, she was someone that was authentic and sweet at the core. She was always so kind and genuine. She would randomly get me little things that she knew would put a smile to my face. She was that person that wanted everyone to smile and be happy. I will miss our laughs and everyday chats. We will miss you terribly.

Posted by Stephanie Perez - WILMINGTON, DE - Coworker   March 22, 2021

I wanted to take this time to say that I am so sorry for your loss! She was my partner in crime at work. We sat beside one another policing the AZ site and we talked every day even on weekend sometime! I wanted to say thank you for making work fun. We've known each other for many years but we never been closer than this period of time. I will MISS YOU a great deal. Rest in peace my friend. Until we meet again. I am praying for your family.

Posted by Guylaine Barnes - NEWARK, DE - Friend   March 22, 2021

So very sorry for your families loss. I knew Mary Beth for many years here at AstraZeneca. My very sincere condolences and prayers go out to your family. Mary Beth will be dearly missed by everyone here at AZ."

Posted by Barbara Smith - WILMINGTON, DE - Coworker   March 22, 2021

Our hearts are broken at the loss of Mary, But Heaven is celebrating her arrival. I'm sure uncle Bud was there to meet her along with Mom and Dad and many others who have passed on to be with Jesus. My dad, your uncle Bud loved you guy's very much and always looked forward to going back to see you guy's.

Posted by Werner Rose lll - Kokomo, IN - family   March 21, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Mary Beth's passing. I had the joy of spending my wee years together with her and her beautiful and joyous family in western NY state. Although a long time ago, it seems now like yesterday. My prayers to the family and friends that miss her. Rest in joyous peace and strength of spirit Mary Beth.

Posted by Martin Kandl - Boone, NC - Family   March 20, 2021

I am so sad to hear about Mary Beth. I remember her well from AZ - her quilting and her sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with her family that she left behind.

Posted by Sheila Brown King - Yorklyn, DE - Coworker   March 19, 2021

My deepest sympathies on the loss of MaryBeth. I had the privilege to work with her at AZ and her quick with and sense of humor could always bring a smile. May you find comfort in your memories.

Posted by Michele Smyth    March 19, 2021

It was my pleasure to have worked closely with Mary Beth at AstraZeneca until my retirement in 2019. She was a major part of my work life and helped me immensely by her forethought, personal productivity and her insights on how to get things done efficiently. Mary Beth's intelligence and independent thinking stick with me. I miss hearing about her travels and her quilting group projects. During the time we worked together, Mary Beth showed me her caring and supportive nature, and she made sure to never let me get away with taking a short-cut that wasn't the right course of action! I thank her for that. I cannot imagine how her death will affect her family and close friends, it is a devastating loss. Rest in Peace Mary Beth. My sincere condolences to all those who love you.

Posted by Shaun Walsh    March 18, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Mary Beth's family. I enjoyed the time we worked together and the dinners we had even after my retirement. Wishing you all God's comfort at this time.

Posted by Charlotte Cousins - Bear, DE - Coworker   March 18, 2021

I will cherish my memories with Mary Beth and I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her for over 21 years. She was someone you wanted on your team as she built up her colleagues and wanted the best for everyone. She was dedicated, hard working, reliable, and creative. I will miss sharing stories and most of all the laughter. She was part of our AZ family and we will miss her immensely.

Posted by Jacquie Catalano - Mantua, NJ - Coworker   March 18, 2021

Mary Beth was a part of my daily routine at work for years, she will be greatly missed by me and all of our coworkers. I am keeping the entire Rose family in my thoughts and prayers. Heather Szymanski

Posted by Heather Szymanski - Thornton, PA - Friend   March 18, 2021

Our thoughts & prayers with the family. May her soul rest in peace

Posted by Subha Lakkaraju - East Brunswick, NJ - Coworker   March 18, 2021

I am so sorry about Mary Beth. I will keep her in my heart always. She.

I will miss Mary Beth more then words can express. Tears fill my eyes as I think of all we have been through in the past 30 some years. Our living together, our travels,our disagreements and our love for each other. She will be missed in this world.

Posted by Cheri Clum - Alpena, MI - Friend   March 18, 2021


Tim and I were so sorry to hear of Mary Beth's passing.we were friends on Facebook, liked to see all her beautiful. Quilting projects.such a dear, sweet person,gone way to soon.

Posted by Esther Gallagher - Scottsville   March 17, 2021

Mary Beth will be greatly missed at AstraZeneca. During this Covid experience, she has managed the safety of our employees in an amazing way. We are all grateful for her dedication and concern over her many years at AZ, but in 2020/21 her everyday presence on site and daily contact with employees was absolutely essential to keeping our employees on site and in the field safe and feeling well cared for. I would check in with her frequently during the course of a week and I will miss her sense of purpose and engagement. I hope you, her family and friends, can fully understand how much Mary Beth meant to all of us at AZ.

Posted by Jeff Pott - Media, PA - Coworker   March 17, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of Mary Beth's passing. She was an important, constant, and long-term (almost four decades!) member of the AstraZeneca (AZ) Wilmington community, who took her very crucial job role very seriously and helped to keep all AZ employees safe, well, and healthy. She will be greatly missed and very hard to replace.

Posted by Winona Simpson - Wilmington, DE - Coworker   March 17, 2021

I have a lot of great memories of Mary Beth. One of my favorites was attending a cake decorating class up at the Cake Boss establishment! She was so patient when I came over to stay and made so much noise. Cannot forget about our cruise adventures! She will be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss and will pray for your family and your comfort. I am here for you always, Anne.

Posted by Victoria Demby - New Hope, PA - Family Friend   March 17, 2021

Mary Beth (MB) was a wonderful, kind, and dear person. I worked with her at two different times during our careers, and enjoyed the experience immensely. Please accept my deepest condolences, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained a new angel.

Posted by Janice Landino - Coworker   March 17, 2021


I am so sorry for your loss. MaryBeth was the first person I would see in the morning at work, we had breakfast and laughs and helped each other. We both loved our Royal Caribbean cruises and would talk about our trips and upcoming trips. She sparked my interest in sewing and welcomed me in her home several times and we spent hours sewing and creating all kinds of things. She even made us a "wedding" pillow from the train of my dress and gave it to us on our anniversary. More recently we'd have sewing lessons via FaceTime due to the pandemic. She was so talented and always smiled when she was behind her sewing machine. I will miss my sewing buddy. My thoughts and prayers are with her family

Posted by Sally Dunlop - Bethany Beach, DE - Friend   March 17, 2021

So very sorry to hear this sad news. I worked with Mary Beth for many years at AstraZeneca. My condolences and prayers to your family. Mary Beth will be dearly missed by everyone at AZ.

Posted by Patty Larson - Newark, DE - Coworker   March 16, 2021

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