Rosalie (Almasian) Schweinfurth

October 14, 1939 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 81)


Rosalie (Almasian) Schweinfurth, 81, of Colorado Springs,  passed away on December 12, 2020 with her family by her side. She is predeceased by her husband Frank E. Schweinfurth. Rosalie is survived by her daughters Christine Schweinfurth and Lori Frederick and son in-law Christopher Frederick; her grandchildren, Alec Peter Jordan,  Lilliana Rose Tomanini and Taylorann Frederick, all of Colorado Springs.   She was the youngest of five children (Mary Almasian, Archie Almasian, Sarah Twomey and Walter Almasian, who all predeceased her).   

Rosalie was born in Whitinsville, MA on October 14, 1939, a daughter of the late Martha (Madoyan) Almasian and Peter Almasian. She graduated from Northbridge High School in Whitinsville, MA and Clark University in Worcester, MA with a degree in Mathematics.  She met her husband Frank Schweinfurth at her place of work and they were wed at the Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church in Whitinsville, Massachusetts in 1968.  

Rosalie began her career as an Atmospheric Scientist.  As her daughters got older and her husband retired from the United States Air Force, she went to work for GTE Government systems in Westborough, MA and became a Program Manager of Engineering, working on the Missile Defense program.  In 1992, Frank and Rosalie moved to Colorado Springs, where Rosalie continued her career in Missile Defense.  Christine and Lori both moved to Colorado to be close to their parents.

Rosalie loved being a grandmother and was devoted to her grandchildren.  She looked forward to visits and talks with her grandchildren and her face would light up at the sight of them.

Rosalie was an avid reader and learner. She was a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox. She enjoyed playing poker with all her poker friends. She loved to travel and took her family to Aruba frequently; it felt like a second home to them. 

She will be laid to rest with her husband at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a private service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic 315 Church St., Whitinsville, MA 01588



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