Rose Marie DaFonte


Dover, DE - Rose Marie DaFonte of Dover, DE passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home. She was 80.
Mrs. DaFonte was born December 17, 1938 in Presque Isle, Maine to the late Norvil Bartley and Inez Golding Bartley.
She had received her Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Wilmington University. Mrs. DaFonte worked for 32 years at the Dover Air Force Base, Civil Service. Mrs. DaFonte never forgot her co-workers birthdays and would make them a cake every year. She enjoyed bowling, crafts, sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting and loved to cook and bake. She was a member of the Red Hatters Club, Bowling League, and the Republican Women's Club.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Richard DaFonte; grandson, Robert DaFonte; and her brother, Hale Bartley.
She is survived by her son, Richard DaFonte and his wife Karen; grandson, Richard DaFonte, III all of Hartly; brothers, Barry Bartley and his wife Sandra and Ronny Bartley and his wife Sue and many nieces and nephews all of Maine.
Funeral Services will be held in Westfield, Maine per her wishes. A Memorial service for local friends will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Friends may call one hour prior.
A Memorial Service will be held on May 18, 2019 at the Grant Memorial Methodist Church, Fleetwood Street, Presque Isle, Maine at 3:00 pm. Committal Service will be at Marshall Cemetery in Westfield, Maine following the reception.
Published on May 8, 2019
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Larry Snell
Apr 11, 2019
It was always good to see Rose at our high school class reunions and other special events. I remember the Bartley family from my very young days, both in school and at church. Somehow the family was connected on both my mother and my fathers side of our family, though I never knew the details or figured out how that could be. I know Rose has gone on to a greater life. I shall see her smiling face again sometime, and look forward to that ‘time’.