David H. Rose, 85, of Abington died Tuesday July 24, 2012 at home. He was the husband of the late Irene (Avila) Rose.
Born and raised in Marion, the son of the late Aurelio and Caroline (Renney) Rose, he lived in Abington for the past ten years.
Mr. Rose was formerly employed as a heavy equipment operator for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 4.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal – Germany.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2425 in Marion.
Survivors include four sons, David H. Rose, Jr., Derek H. Rose, Duane H. Rose, and Deane H. Rose; four sisters, Florence Monteiro, Louise Tucker, Anna James, and Dorothy Pope; his granddaughter whom he raised, Ruabeca Rivera, his grandson, Carlos Rivera Sr., and many other grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, including Kaitlyn Rivera, Carlos Rivera, Jr. and Pedro “Niko” Mateo, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
His Graveside Service with military honors will be held on Friday at 10 AM at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 6-8 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.