Mary Rose “Rosie” Binando, age 97, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 in her home, where she lived her entire life. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mable (Tosi) Binando. Rosie was born January 28, 1923 in Three Rivers, and graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1941. Rosie continued her education at The St. Camillus School of Nursing at Borgess Hospital, earning her degree in 1944. Many remember her working at Binando’s Grocery, her family’s store, where she was employed from 1947 to 1965. She retired as a registered nurse and worked for Dr. Bas Mutnal, whom she greatly adored, from 1986-1991.
Rosie was independent, caring, and hard working. She maintained beautiful gardens and loved to spend her free time in them or mowing her lawn on her tractor, “Jenny.” She loved spending time with her neighborhood kids, taking car rides with Mable, and keeping in contact with loved ones in Italy. She loved to encourage others and was always very proud of the people in her life.
Rosie was a devout Catholic and Parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church and a member of the Daughters of Mary. She also participated with the Three Rivers Area Hospital Auxiliary. Later in life she cherished visits and phone calls from friends and other members of the church. Although she was an only child, she leaves behind many friends who became her family.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has been conducted. A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 645 S. Douglas Ave., Three Rivers, with Father Rajain Mathias officiating.
Donations in Rosie’s memory may be directed to The Immaculate Conception School Trust Fund. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of her arrangements.