Rosanne Cox

rosanne cox

November 2, 1954 ~ September 27, 2021

Born in: Queens, NY
Resided in: Durham, CT

Rosanne Cox, 66, of Durham, beloved wife of Timothy Cox, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2021 at Middlesex Hospital.  Very anxious to come into this world, she was born in a taxi cab in Queens, NY on November 2, 1954 to Rose Claud Nurnberger of Island Park, NY and the late Raymond Nurnberger.

Rosanne grew up in Island Park before venturing off to Quinnipiac College where she earned her degree in Science in Respiratory Care. She enjoyed her years working at Yale-New Haven Hospital before her long career with Pulmonary Associates of New Haven as a Respiratory Therapist. After marrying the love of her life, Rosanne and Tim set out together to raise what grew to be a family of six children in the light of Christ. An active member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, Rosie spent many years as an RCIA instructor, a CCD and Confirmation teacher, and an active participant on the church council. Over the years, she could be counted on as a volunteer at the Durham Fair or any one of the countless groups her children were a part of. Rosanne’s natural artistic skills were obvious from a young age. Whether painting, drawing, or sculpting, her artwork was always something to be admired. Above all else, Rosie was dedicated to her family. Whether it was shuffling her children around to their different activities, cheering from the sidelines, or patiently nursing sick children back to health in the middle of the night, she never complained that her days were taken up by someone else’s needs. No matter what was going on or how she was feeling, you always received a big smile from her when walking into a room, especially when it came to her grandchildren. Each and every one of them made her heart happy in a way no one else could. Always humble, Rosanne could be counted on for solid non-judgmental advice.  She will be missed more than words could ever describe and her beautiful spirit will never be forgotten.

Besides her adoring husband, Rosie will be lovingly remembered by her children and families, Thomas & Katherine Brown, Erin Brown Hastings, Courtney & Keven Kilroy, Timothy & Shamika Cox, Matthew & Kimberly Cox, Christian Cox & Lisa Weeks; her grandchildren, Elise, Madelyn, Elliott, Emerson, Logan, Noah, Ta’Miyah, Kacey, Camden, Aidan, Carter, Timothy, Levi, Ophelia, Kendal, Evelyn, Michael, & Owen; her siblings and their spouses, Renee & Thomas Gubelli, Roberta Morrisey, Robin & Bob Laine, Ronald & Sherill Nurnberger, Rhonda Nurnberger, Regina Rubenstein; sister-in-law, Susan Nurnberger; many nieces and nephews; her dearest friend, Janice Santa. She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Nurnberger, brothers-in-law, Bill Morrisey, Ronald Gray, & Michael Rubenstein, and sister-in-law, Donna Cummings.

Friends are invited to visit with her family on Tuesday evening, October 5th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. All are invited to go directly to Notre Dame Church, 268 Main St, Durham to Celebrate her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, October 6th at 11:00 a.m. Following her Mass she will be laid to rest in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield. Contributions in Rosanne’s memory may be sent to Human Life International,



Visitation: October 5, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Funeral Service: October 6, 2021 11:00 am

Notre Dame Church
272 Main St.
Durham, CT 06422

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  1. Erin (& family),

    Please accept my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mom. Praying for you all today, knowing that God will provide for every need, in every way.


  2. My heart and prayers are with you all. ❤️ Your Mother was such a special person to myself and countless others. Her faith and love will live on through her family and friends forever.

  3. Aunt Rosie will be missed dearly. She is at rest now. Sorry for your loss❤️ Your family is in out thoughts and prayers.

  4. To Tim , Thomas, Erin, Courtney, Timothy, Matt and Christian;
    My heart broke when I lost my very best friend. Rosanne was like a sister to me. I am certain she is in Heaven with Our Lord and singing His praises. May she Rest In Peace forever. Until we all meet her again one day in our heavenly home.

  5. To Rosanne’s family
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Your mom is now at peace and no longer in pain. She now lives in your hearts and is with you everyday.
    LoveMickey & Bernie

  6. Heaven gained another angel, my dear Sister. I will miss you especially at cookie parties and family reunions. Until we meet again.

    Please look lovingly upon your children, children-in-law and grandchildren who are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Christian, Your mami must have been someone special to raise an amazing man such as yourself. I am sending you and your family so much love and light.

  8. To my friend and co-worker Tim and family, please accept deepest condolences. I am sorry for your loss may Rosanne Rest In Peace.

  9. Tim, Kathy and family,

    My deepest sympathies at loss of your mom and grandmother. Roseanne was always kind and clearly loved her family.

    Sending prayers to you all for peace and comfort.

    Auntie Annie

  10. My deepest condolences for your loss. No time on earth is long enough with those we love. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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