Rosemary Waffle

Obituary of Rosemary Ann Waffle

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On Wednesday, December 21 2022, Rosemary Ann Herb Waffle, 90, of High Street, Fort Plain, N.Y., passed away peacefully at Ellis Hospital following a brief illness.

 A lifelong area resident, Rosemary was born in Amsterdam, N.Y. on October 15 1932, the daughter of the late Richard E. Herb, Sr., and Marion Herb (Burr). She was a graduate of from Fort Plain High School, class of 1950.

Rosemary worked for the former Bank of America in Fort Plain as a bank teller where she proudly served  the community that she loved for many, many years. She was of the Episcopal faith and also a lifetime member of the former Otsquago Chapter #297, Order of the Eastern Star of Fort Plain, where she served as the chapter Secretary.

She enjoyed traveling, both pre-retirement and post retirement, especially in her later years where she enjoyed traveling to the Adirondack Mountains, staying multiple times at her favorite place, the Trout House Village resort. She was an avid supporter of the Fort Plain Hilltoppers and was often seen at many a basketball game both in Fort Plain ( home games) and at many away games. She was a huge fan of dancing with her husband, eating breakfast with “the gang” at the Fort Plain Diner and doing her crossword puzzles. She  never left home without a trusty puzzle book in her purse. She is fondly remembered saying that “doing crosswords kept her mind as sharp as the pencil she used” on her puzzle books. Most of all she loved her family dearly and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

On August 9, 1952 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Jack Nellis Waffle. That wonderful union lasted 40 years until his passing on August 13 1992. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Maegan Savarese in 2019 and her half-brother, Charles S. Herb in 2008.

Survivors include her daughters, Marta Ann Mosher of Clifton Park, N.Y.; Holly Meg Savarese of Naples, Florida; one brother, Richard E. Herb, Jr. and his wife Myrna (Beck) of Fort Plain; four grandchildren, Kortney Paige Mosher and Kody Weston Mosher of Fort Plain, N.Y.; Karson Nellis Mosher of Atco, New Jersey; Joseph Mario Savarese III of Broadalbin, N.Y.; seven great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at Fort Plain Cemetery in the spring with a Celebration Of Life to be determined also at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gray-Houghtaling and Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center Street, Fort Plain, NY 13339.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in memory of Mrs. Waffle, please consider the following at her request:

In loving memory of her husband, Jack, a Korean war (Army) veteran, please make a contribution to Operation At Ease, Inc., 203 Central Ave., Schenectady, NY 12304 or on their website at: or in loving memory of her granddaughter, Maegan, please make a contribution to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 455 Patroon Creek Blvd., Albany, NY 12206 or on their website at:


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