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Jennie M. Horsch

06/19/1928 - 12/06/2022

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Jennie M. Horsch

06/19/1928 - 12/06/2022

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Obituary For Jennie M. Horsch

Jennie Maria (Sassi) Horsch age 94 of Rockland died peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 6, 2022. A “townie” of Rockland, Jennie was born June 19, 1928 in her parents’ house on Union Street in Rockland. She died in that same house. She graduated from Rockland High School and Brockton Business School.

Jennie was all about family. She loved cooking and entertaining for big crowds of family, friends and all she embraced as such. She loved to bake and passed her knowledge onto her children and grandchildren to keep the family traditions alive.

Jennie’s faith was a central part of her life. Over the years she was a Eucharist Minister, Lector, CCD teacher and CYO advisor at Holy Family Church in Rockland. She started the gym program at Holy Family School and volunteered there as a gym teacher for eleven years. She worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Principal of Holy Family School for many years.

Jennie was very active in the community. She was a former member of: Rockland Association of Churches, Holy Family Mothers Club, Rockland Women’s Club and Rockland High School Parent’s Association.

Jennie was fun-loving and enjoyed social gatherings. She was a Camp Fire Girl counselor for many years. She skied until she was 76 years old. She loved mountain climbing, hiking Mount Washington many times. She enjoyed camping, bicycling, knitting, rug braiding, ceramics and stenciling. She was a wonderful cook and especially liked making homemade ice cream and baking breads. A life time gardener, from her home-grown fruits and vegetables she made jams, jellies and canned vegetables which she often shared with others.

She is survived by her two sons, William A. Horsch (Lucky) of Hinsdale NH, Richard A. Horsch (Jane Friedensohn) of New York City; five daughters, Donna M. Horsch (Robert DeLucia) of Amherst NH, Bobbie Ann Regan (John) of Buxton ME, Debra H. Whaley of Rockland, Brenda L. Ullrich of Sheffield MA, and Dianne L. Horsch (Laura Bishop) of Rockland; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She joins her late husband, William Horsch and her late parents Angelina and Antonio Sassi, and sisters Marguerite Maynard, Pasquelina Sangiolo and Rosina Harriman, son-in-law Joseph Ullrich and grandson Ryan Ullrich.

The Horsch family invites friends and loved ones to attend visiting hours at Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home in Rockland on Sunday December 11 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Family Church in Rockland on Monday December 12 at 9:00am with interment to follow at Holy Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Prouty at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756 or
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Jennie’s family would like to thank the aides and nurses from Norwell Visiting Nurses/Hospice and Best of Care for their dedication and care

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  • 12/11/2022

    To Brenda and the rest of the Horsch family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew your Mom for a brief period but always thought she was so sweet. It is never easy losing a loved one, but I know you have many fond memories of her that will make it easier. May she Rest In Peace.

  • 12/10/2022

    To the Horsch family,I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful women and friend to the whole neighborhood when we growing up. We are all going g to miss her!!

  • 12/10/2022

    Jennie , was kind , gentle , caring and super capable . Our paths crossed when Chris, Craig and Nina went to School at Holy Family, Jennie was always on hand , ready, willing and able to do anything that was needed . Our sincere thank you goes to her loved ones , for sharing such a wonderful lady 🥰👍💕 Sincerely, Barbara Carchidi

  • 12/09/2022

    To all of The Horsch Family. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of such an amazinging woman. I have been blessed to have lived so close to the family for 58 years. So many memories of your mom and your dad through the years. They were a match made in Heaven! They are finally together again. The family made such an impact on our neighborhood as we grew up. "Rest in Peace" Mrs. Jennie Horsch.

  • 12/09/2022

    To Billy, Rick, Donna, Bobby Ann, Debbie, Brenda, and Diane I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. As you all know she was a wonderful Lady and a great friend. I feel blessed to be able to say that Jennie has been my friend for almost 60 years My family and I will miss her. Dorothy Concannon

  • 12/09/2022

    Mrs. Horsch was always so very kind, warm and loving. I had the privilege of knowing her from a kindergartener through 8th grade at Holy Family. Then again when I was a teacher at Holy Family. The best smile, great laugh and always supportive. She was definitely a role model in my life. To try and always inspire and be an active listener and problem solver. Thank you Mrs. H!!! ❤️ Nina Carchidi

  • 12/09/2022

    Mrs. Horsch was one of my gym teachers at Holy Family School, during the late 1960's-early 1970's. She always encouraged one to do their best, displaying a kind and assuring demeanor that was rarely seen in those days. RIP.

  • 12/08/2022

    Mrs Horsch I will always remember growing up with you n mr Horsch n your mom n dad n always being at your house 🏡 roses to school with my bro Paul n you had 5 girls we had 5 boys everyone of your daughters was best friends with one of my brothers n me my childhood friend Didi all the fun we had in your house n hoke n jean day our best childhood friend that god took st 32 yrs old from breast cancer ♋️ always remember the sleepover fires 🔥 cooking popcorn on your fireplace all your veg n your moms cooking all the secret hiding places in your amazing home n our neighborhood that was like fam the best of the best n we all had a blast she always had s smile n such a light in everyone life my heart breaks for all of you n for the pain of losing your mom n now she is with your beloved dad rip give Jeannie a hug for us pls n thx you for all your love n kindness thru the years 58 years as Arthur wouid say. Much love to all always Andrea Kenney Sheehan zoxo❤️😇💕

  • 12/08/2022

    Lovely woman with a wonderful family. My deepest condolences to the Horsch family.

  • 12/08/2022

    To the Horsch family, I am saddened to hear about the passing of Mrs. Horsch. She was a wonderful lady that was very kind to everyone in the neighborhood, and she will always be remembered by her kindness and her friendliness. May your mom rest in peace, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It's a difficult time.

  • 12/08/2022

    Jennie surrounded everyone with love sharing her hospitality and great cooking in her warm cozy home.. Her of Bill and Precious Family was so evident! Thank You Lord for her beautiful life and Faith in Her Lord, God. Paul and Barbara Fournier

  • 12/07/2022

    I love you Grammy and miss you so much already

  • 12/07/2022

    To Jennie's Family, I am so saddened at the passing of your wonderful, sweet Mom. Always such a beautiful person with her lovely smile and friendly greeting. I will miss seeing her at mass on Sundays, but take comfort in knowing she is in God's loving care. May you all find comfort in her wonderful memory in the days and weeks to come. God bless. Much love, Kathy Botelho Kawa

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