Rosamond Isabel Hurrell, 90, of Marstons Mills, passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2018.
She was the beloved mother of Susan Baudanza and wife of the late John Dennis Hurrell. She also leaves a son, Michael Hurrell and son-in-law Paul Baudanza. She was pre-deceased by her sister Mary Waugh.
Daughter of the late Christopher England Waugh and Annie Gott, Rosamond was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England. She attended King’s College Cambridge, where she met her future husband. His career as a professor of English took them to Cairo, Egypt, among other places before they settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
She loved art, music and theater, and greatly enjoyed many events at the University of Minnesota, where her husband was a professor in the College of Liberal Arts.
She particularly enjoyed the Minneapolis institute of Art, first volunteering and eventually working there part time.
A life- long intrepid traveler, she shared many adventures with her husband, and later travelled with her daughter and son-in-law.
After retiring, she moved with her husband to West Yarmouth, and a few years after his passing, to Marstons Mills, where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law. She volunteered for several years at Cape Cod Hospital, and loved beach walks, local art, music and theater, and quiet time with her cats, to whom she was devoted.
She celebrated her 80th birthday on a cruise ship, an around the world cruise she bravely took on her own. For several more years she continued to travel, mainly to her beloved England.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hope Hospice, 765 Attuck’s Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601, or to the pet charity of one’s choice.
A memorial service will be planned for late spring 2018.