Rosella Nugent, a former Grosse Pointe Park resident, passed away on Monday November 25 in her Senior Living apartment in Macomb County. Rosella was born in 1921 and grew up in Red Wing Minnesota. She relocated with her husband Vincent (Red) to California in 1941 and to Chicago in 1942 to build the C-54 transport aircraft that became the workhorse of the Berlin Airlift. The couple lived in the Chicago area while raising six children, and retired in 1984 to Hot Springs Village Arkansas. Red passed away in 1994, and in 2006 Rosella moved to Michigan to be closer to her two oldest sons, Dick and Tom, both Farms residents.
In 2013 Rosella moved into a Senior Living apartment where she became a dynamic part of the community, frequently leading prayer sessions and serving as a Eucharistic Minister (Catholic). She is survived by her six Children, 15 grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.
A memorial gathering is planned for what would have been Rosella’s 99th birthday in early April, 2020. In lieu of flowers please share a personal memory of Rosella with the family or if you wish to contribute a memorial in Rosella’s name the family recommends CARE of southeast Michigan, an important community resource for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties in Michigan at https://www.careofsem.com/