SPENCER/MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Rose Marie (Bartolomei) Laney, 81, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and formerly of Oakham and Spencer, died Sunday, March 4 at the Oasis at Dodge Park in Worcester.

She leaves her beloved husband and the love of her life for 65 years, James F. Laney, two daughters Deborah M. Laflamme and her husband Bill of North Grafton, Sandra J. Laney and her husband Rupert McKenzie of Seattle, Wash., a son, James J. Laney and his wife Linda of North Brookfield, three brothers, William, Brian and Edwin Bartolomei, and one sister, Claire McDaniel, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Teresa Mitchell and Jeanne Pepin.

Born on April 11, 1936 in Worcester, she was the daughter of William J. and Clara E. (Perry) Bartolomei.

Mrs. Laney and her husband were co-owners of Laney’s Variety in Spencer for 16 years, retiring in 1989.

She was a graduate of St. Peter High School in Worcester and at the age of 61 returned to attend Worcester State College. She enjoyed learning, gardening, the beach, and most of all spending time with her family. She passed quietly with her loving family at her bedside.

The Funeral will be held Friday, March 9 from the J. HENRI MORIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 7 Church St., Spencer. Burial will follow in Mary, Queen of the Rosary Cemetery, Spencer. Calling hours are Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for breast cancer research to Susan G. Komen, 5005 L.B.J. Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX, 75244.

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