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Roseanne Kensche CCRN

Posted By Menke Funeral & Cremation Center On December 5, 2017 @ 3:35 pm In Obituary | 22 Comments

Roseanne Kensche 72, peacefully passed away at home with her husband, daughters and grandchildren at her side, Saturday December 2, 2017, after a heroic battle with cancer.

Roseanne was born to Thomas and Anna Busalacchi in Milwaukee, WI on August 9, 1945.

Roseanne came from a large Italian family with six brother and sisters. She married Kenneth Kensche in Milwaukee on February 20, 1965, and moved to Phoenix in early 1965.

Roseanne and Ken raised two daughters, Dr. Kristine Kensche Sarna (Jeff) and Kimberly Bonaguidi (Mark), both of the Phoenix area. She was blessed with five grandchildren, Jordyn and Jenna (Sarna), Matthew, Alec, Megan (Bonaguidi).

Roseanne worked for 30 years as a RN, CCRN for the then Samaritan Hospitals of Maryvale and Thunderbird, she was a critical care nurse educator and a PICC line specialist one of the first RN’s to have that title.

Roseanne was known for her amazing culinary skills and hosting great parties.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 6180 W. Utopia Rd., Glendale, AZ on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, any donations should be directed to Hospice of the Valley (www.hov.org/donate).

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Condolence from Gary Green on December 5th, 2017 5:48 pm

We have lost a beautiful Wife, Mother,
Grandmother and Friend. May God
Bless And Keep Her.

Condolence from Keith, Shirley Norlander & family on December 5th, 2017 6:00 pm

Kensche, Kris, Kim and family, We are mourning with you for the loss of your Special wife, mother, grandmother. Knowing she was a great friend to many and was so giving and loving to others. Always was a joy to be around her. Blessings to the Family, and may God guide you throughout this process. Love from your extended family of close friends.
Keith, Shirley Norlander & family

Condolence from Lowanda on December 6th, 2017 4:50 pm

I am sorry for your loss. Your family have my sincere condolences. Death is never easy, and it brings great sorrow. May you continue to be comforted by thoughts of happier times of precious memories. May” God surround and omfort” you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Linda Bebb on December 6th, 2017 6:18 pm

We are so sad and very sorry to hear about your tremendous loss. We will keep you in our thought and prayers.
We love you…
Linda, Jeff, Connor, Gavin, Kelley

Condolence from Lucy Prendergast & Steven Kipp on December 7th, 2017 9:41 am

We are saddened by the passing of such a beautiful person as Roseanne and want to thank the good Lord for giving her to the world as the example of love and compassion,caring and giving herself to all others throughout her life, whether it be as a mother,grandmother, cousin,friend or wife.Our lives forever changed for having known Roseanne , she will always be remembered and missed till the end of time .

Condolence from Russ & Fran Richmond on December 7th, 2017 10:40 am

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Rosie was well loved and will be surely missed. God Bless all of you at this sorrowful time.

Condolence from Denise Paterimos on December 7th, 2017 11:15 am

Uncle Kenny Kris Kim and family I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Aunt Roseanne was truly a wonderful loving and generous person. We were all so lucky to have her in our life. I hope she will reunite with Grandma, Grandpa and her sisters and brothers. I know she will be looking down upon all of you always. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very devastating time. I love and miss you all. Denise

Condolence from Gary and Arlene Klumb on December 8th, 2017 8:59 am

Gary and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Roseanne was a most amazing dinner host and fantastic cook. We will miss her hugs and welcoming warm heart. All our love.

Condolence from Ann Tyrrell on December 8th, 2017 10:52 am

The Mayvale nurses will always remember Roseanne. She was the smartess nurse I ever met and an inspiration to anyone who wanted to reach higher. We will miss her. God will have an extra special place for her.
Ann Tyrrell, RN

Condolence from George and Ulla Kirklin on December 9th, 2017 4:47 pm

Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel of the passing of Roseanne, she were truly a great friend.

Condolence from Greg & Cathy Dunn on December 10th, 2017 5:19 pm


So very sorry to hear of your loss. Greg & I will keep you & your family in our prayers that God will send you Peace. May your memories bring you comfort.

Condolence from Marty Greenwold on December 10th, 2017 6:49 pm

I am so sad to learn of Roseanne’s passing. May God bless her & hold Ken & family in his loving heart.

Condolence from Debra McGinty on December 10th, 2017 7:51 pm

To Kenny, Kim and Kris – I will never forget my friend Roseanne – I learned so much working with her- she made me a better nurse. But even more, I will never forget her big heart. When tragedy struck my family, she was right there to help me. She always made sure that Grandpa and I were welcome at your home for holiday celebrations as we were trying to find a way through our grief. She was a very special and beautiful person. You are all in my thoughts.

Condolence from Jeanette Ballentine on December 10th, 2017 8:11 pm

Im so sorry to hear about your lost .God be with you all

Condolence from Dave Bannister on December 12th, 2017 9:04 am

Dear Ken and family, I grieve with you at this time of loss. May the memories you share comfort each of you at this time.

Condolence from Mike & Toni Humphrey on December 12th, 2017 11:26 am

Im so sorry to hear about your lost, Toni and I will also kept you in our prayers.

Condolence from Betty & Bob Gomez on December 12th, 2017 11:37 am

Kris & Family! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you bury your Mom today! Our hearts are heavy and pray that God gives you the strength to see you through this most difficult time.

Condolence from Robert Perkins on December 12th, 2017 12:19 pm

Ken, so sorry for your loss are prayers are with you.

Condolence from Tom Monroe on December 12th, 2017 1:05 pm

Ken and Family, I am so sorry about your loss, and may God Bless her and keep her.

Condolence from Al Davis on December 13th, 2017 5:49 pm

Im so sorry to hear about your lost. Delores and I are praying for you and your Family.

Condolence from Pete Blackstead on December 14th, 2017 1:50 pm

Ken I’m very sorry for your loss of Roseanne and please accept my deepest condolences. My prayers are with you and your Family.

Condolence from Debbie Apple on December 17th, 2017 1:31 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Roseanne passing. She was very special to me in the few short years we were able to get to know each other. All my love to the family, now and always.

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