Bernard R. Rosebush

March 30, 1917
- June 22, 2006

EAST MILLINOCKET AND BROWNVILLE JCT. - Bernard R. Rosebush, 89, passed away peacefully June 22, 2006, at his home on Ebeemee Lake. He was born March 30, 1917, in Bancroft, the son of William A. and Melvina (Caron) Rosebush. Bernard went to New York in 1937 to work and there he met Rose Marie Janos. They were married May 20, 1939. They moved to Brownville Junction in 1951, where he worked on the Canadian Pacific Railroad and then moved to East Millinocket in 1954, to work as a machinist for the Great Northern Paper Co. until he retired in 1979. Bernard was an avid outdoorsman who loved to spend time at his hunting camp and fish with his best friend, Cecil Miller. He also enjoyed spending time with special friend, Joyce Bailey. He loved his home on the lake and always having his friends and family stop by. Together Bernard and Rose had four children, Ann Wheldon and her husband, David, of North Stonington, Conn., William Rosebush and his wife, Jessica, Dennis Rosebush and his wife, Darlene, Robert Rosebush and his wife, Dorothy, all of East Millinocket; eight grandchildren, Jan Destephano and her husband, Eric, Kevin Halley and his wife, Sharon, Jennifer Labby and her husband, Chad, James, Heather, Holly, Matthew and Shawn Rosebush; one great-grandson, Carson Dennis Rosebush; three brothers, James M. of Portland, Arthur and his wife, Beatrice, of Concord, Mass., and Lawrence of Bangor; one sister, Edith of Granby, Mass.; sisters-in-law, Mary Patten, Sophie, Catherine and Barbara Janos, all of North Tarreytown, N.Y.; brother-in-law, William and his wife, Jackie, of Lake George, N.Y.; many nieces, nephews and friends. Bernard was predeceased by his wife, Rose in 1984; brothers, Theo, Paul and his wife, Ruth, Willard and his wife, Eleanor, Louis and his wife, Helen, and Dennis; his sisters, Madelyn and her husband, Joseph Swahara, and Olive; his in-laws, Margaret Rosebush, Jane Rosebush, Neil Alderman, Frank Janos, Paul Janos, Lennie Janos, John and wife, Marilyn Janos, an°>Ãwxë d Bill Patten. Friends may call 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at R. L. Bouchard Funeral Home, 17 Western Ave., East Millinocket. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, East Millinocket. Burial will be in East Millinocket Cemetery. If friends wish, donations in Bernard's memory may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church. To leave condolences online, please visit

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