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Date published: 8/12/2014

Rose S. Mergenthal

Rose Stefaniga Mergenthal, 86, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.

Mrs. Mergenthal was born in Caroline County on Sept. 17, 1927. She moved to Stafford County and graduated from Falmouth High School in 1944. She was the first member of her family to graduate from high school. After high school, she went to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In 1949, she married Harry Mergenthal and moved back to Stafford in 1951.

She retired from the Stafford County Treasurer's Office in 1992. She was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she was involved with the Council of Catholic Women. During her retirement, she enjoyed bowling on several bowling leagues and spending time with her family. She was the last survivor of the nine Stefaniga children.

Mrs. Mergenthal was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mergenthal.

Survivors include her four children, Kenneth Mergenthal and his wife, Helen, Dianne Lewis and her husband, Raymond, David Mergenthal and his wife, Vicky, and Jane Simonpietri and her husband, Ed; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law Doris Stefaniga.

A rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 p.m.

A Mass of celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-1F, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.