Rose Marie Hanks

February 14, 1942 - July 31, 2012
Rose Marie Hanks

Rose Marie Ann Hanks “Sam”, 70 of Hampstead, NC passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

She was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on February 14, 1942. Her parents were Joseph and Elizabeth Conlon.

“Sam” was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Hampstead. She and her husband retired and moved to Hampstead in 2005 to be near the ocean.

“Sam” is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bill Hanks; two children; daughter, Lori Bastin (David) of Cincinnati, Ohio; son, Joseph Hanks (Katsuko) of Jacksonville, NC; three grandchildren, Brian, and Joshua Hanks of Jacksonville, and Cory Bastin of Cincinnati, Ohio; four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 AM Saturday, August 4, 2012 at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Hampstead officiated by Rev. John Durbin.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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  • August 05, 2012
    Marian Baran says:
    I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Rosie's death. We grew up just two doors apart and I have so many fond childhood memories of times we spent together. She was always such fun to be with. Bill, to you, your children, and your entire family, please accept my deepest sympathy.

  • August 02, 2012
    Josh Bruno says:
    Lori, Carter and I want to express our sincere condolences for your loss. We hope that you are holding up through all of this and if there is anything you need please do not hesitate to let us know. Josh and Carter Bruno

  • August 01, 2012
    Sandy Baker says:
    Lori, my heart and prayers are with all of you now - remember she is in GODS hands right now and that is a pretty good place to be.

  • August 03, 2012
    Teresa Adams and Sons says:
    Please know we are thinking about you at this sad time. If you need anything, please ask. Love you always...

  • August 02, 2012
    Sue & Steve Whitaker says:
    Steve & I are very sorry for your loss. All of your family have been in our prayers and thoughts. Please let us know what we can do.