Rosemary Ann Barron
Baptized Into the Hope of Christ’s Resurrection, Tues., June 20, 2023 in Clayton, MO at the age of 96.
Beloved wife of the late Osmond Martin Barron; dear mother of Marie (Tom) De Clue, Ellen (the late Rick) Feldman, Denis (Diane), Gerard, Michael (Bridget) and Mark (Susie) Barron; dear grandmother of 16, great-grandmother of 18, and great-great-grandmother of 1; dear sister of Sr. Jeanne Houlihan, M.M. and the late Kay Behan, Joe, Ben, Theresa, Ed, Patricia Dolan, Joan McNulty, and Mary Houlihan; dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, and friend to many.
Rosemary Barron was born and raised in St. Louis by her loving parents, Joseph P. Houlihan and Catherine Dundon Houlihan. One of ten children, Roe grew up on a farm on Mosley Road in Creve Coeur, which was a rural community at the time. Their home was also the site of the family business, Houlihan Nusery Company. Roe received her education at St. Monica Catholic School, St. Joseph’s Academy, and Fontbonne College. God, prayer, and family were central to her life, and she loved and lived her Catholic faith on a daily basis. She loved everyone, and told of her love for them. Kindness and purity of heart defined Roe’s character, and she was always there to help and pray for those in need. Rest in peace, Mom, in the eternal radiance of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Services: Memorial Mass will be held Wed., June 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 106 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, MO 63105 at 9:30 a.m. Rosemary donated her body to Saint Louis University. Masses preferred. Memorials to Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 317, Maryknoll, NY 10545 appreciated.