Rosalie “Rose” Fountain

June 08, 1932 ‒ April 15, 2018

Westerville, Ohio
Formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina

Rosalie “Rose” Fountain, 85, of Westerville, Ohio and formerly of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away Sunday evening, April 15, 2018 at the Feridean Commons in Westerville.

She was born June 8, 1932 in Troy, New York to the late Francis and Edith (Taggart) Niskey.

Rose retired from Unilever in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey and was an avid reader of historical romances. She loved the New England Patriots especially Tom Brady and she enjoyed watching professional golf especially Jordan Spieth. She loved going out to eat to different places with her niece 2 times a week. She was also very passionate about animals and supporting organizations in regards to them.

Left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Janet (Peter) Bellair of Venice, Florida, Mary Velte of Crosby, Texas and Eileen Miller of Croppesville, New York; brother, Lawrence Niskey of Syracuse, New York; numerous nieces and nephews also survive, including special niece and caregiver, Brenda K. Clark of Lewis Center, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her husband Hobart Fountain in 2014, 4 sisters and 1 brother.

Inurnment will be held in Memory Gardens in Albany, New York at a later date.

Contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 State Route 37 East, Delaware, OH 43015 or Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware, Ohio is assisting the family.

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  • So sad to see Aunt Rose pass away. But now she is free from pain and struggles and is in peace. I have a few childhood fond memories of Aunt Rose from childhood, and still to this day have a dresser in my bedroom that she gave me when she and her husband Hobie moved. I was very glad to get the chance to see her and spend time with her during lunches when she moved to Columbus, OH to be near Brenda. May you rest peacefully in Heaven Aunt Rose, you will be missed!

  • You are missed very much. You were very unique, a grand lady and loved very much. Pain free, worry free and no more fears for you. Rest in peace.

  • Rose was a very special lady. I have many fond memories of her; she and Hobie were guests at our wedding, we shared many meals and visits together in NYC as well as in Constableville, NY. She was always ready to share a kind word and a supportive shoulder. She will be missed.