Rosemary Ring Woolwich of Bridgewater, Conn., passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 in Danbury, Conn., at the age of 81. She was born Jan. 24, 1940 in New Britain, daughter of the late William and Mary Keena Ring. Rosemary is survived by her husband Elliott Woolwich of Bridgewater, her son Alan Woolwich of Viera, Fla., daughters Ellen Woolwich of Ault, Colo., and Jennifer Woolwich of Asheville, N.C.; siblings Margery Ring Leuschner of Blacksburg, Va., Jerome Ring of Woodbridge, Va., and James Ring of Oak Island, N.C. She was also the sister of the late William Ring, Jr. of Beverly, Mass. and Robert Ring of New Britain.
Rosemary was a dedicated educator with a BA and MA in Education from Central Connecticut State University and a 6th Year degree in Education Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. She taught in the Connecticut Public Schools System, including 20 years as a Special Education Teacher with Danbury Public Schools. She was also President of the American Association of University Women-Danbury Chapter, and a member of the American Federation of Teachers, as well as the National Education Association. In addition, Rosemary was involved with civic activities including the Girl Scouts, the Bridgewater Country Fair, the Bridgewater Grange, the Bridgewater Senior Center, and Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford, CT, 06776. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of The Lakes Church, 3 Old Town Park Rd, New Milford, CT, 06776, followed by a luncheon reception at the Bridgewater Senior Center, 132 Hut Hill Rd, Bridgewater, CT, 06752. All attending must wear a mask.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the following charities. Saint Joseph Indian School, stjo.org/flowers, PO Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325, Wounded Warrior Project, woundedwarriorproject.org/donate, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675, and the American Association of University Women – Danbury Chapter, aauw-ct.aauw.net/donation.