Mary Rouse

Obituary of Mary Rouse

Rouse, Mary Margaret "Midge"


Mary Margaret "Midge" Rouse, age 87 of Addison, NY and Sebring, FL died Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Midge was born on February 25, 1930 to Estella and Joseph Cain in Sayre, PA.

She was employed for many years as an inspector for Westinghouse. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Richard) Davis, Corning, NY; two sons, Donald (Ona) Rouse, Painted Post, NY, and Daniel Rouse, Addison, NY; Dale Rouse (mother of Joshua and Zachary); six grandchildren, Jeff Davis, Jim Davis, Maria (Ted) Goldwyn, Michael Rouse (Christina LeBlanc), Joshua (Melissa) Rouse, Zachary (Keshia) Rouse; and eight great-grandchildren, Ani, Alenoush, Noah, Neila, Jonah, Hunter, Mason, and Henry. Midge was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald, parents Estella and Joseph, and sister Estelle.

A renowned card shark, Midge loved playing "pass the ace" and pinochle. She also enjoyed Friday night bingo games, reading romance novels, and amassing an impressive collection of over 500 angels. Friends recall Midge's remarkable psychic abilities, which she would put to good use in fortunetelling with a deck of cards. Above all, she was a wonderful mother and grandmother who always put the comfort of others first.

Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:30 PM at St. Catherine's Church, 51 Maple St, Addison, NY, with Father Patrick Connor officiating. Internment at St. Catherine's Cemetery will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Alzheimer's Association.