Tove H. Rosado (nee Sigurdsson), 80, of Storrs, CT died on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Daughter of the late Rigmor (Soelberg) and Hjortur Sigurdsson.
She was an extraordinary Wife, Mother, Daughter, and Grandma. She was bold, fearless, funny, and caring. She was born in Iceland and moved to Aarhus, Denmark when she was four years old and was raised there. She studied business and started her career with SAS Airlines. During this period, she met her husband-to-be Gabriel Rosado. He was a Spanish Professor in Denmark and they married in 1962. Then they moved to Storrs, CT for his teaching position at the University of Connecticut. She spent the rest of her career as a Librarian at the UCONN Library, at the Acquisitions Department. There she could use her love of languages, knowing English, Danish, Spanish, Italian, and German, amongst others.
She retired in 1995 and kept busy throughout her retirement. She assisted her Husband in Granada for students abroad in the late 1990’s.
She had a special place in her heart for Granada, Spain- where she found herself spending afternoons reading books in the Alhambra Palace. She also enjoyed working in her garden and was the Co-President of the Mansfield Garden Club. In addition, she and her husband loved traveling extensively throughout the world and following her Grandchildren’s endeavors.
Tove is survived by her husband of almost 58 years, Gabriel, her son, Miguel and wife Vanessa of Milton, MA, her Grandchildren Carlos and Antonio; in addition to relatives in Denmark, Spain and Puerto Rico.
Besides her Parents, she was predeceased by her Sister, Bella Zagarella and Brother Halldor Sigurdsson.
There will be no calling hours. Tove’s Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, February 28, 2020 at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel 46 N Eagleville Rd, Storrs, CT 06268. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tove’s name are suggested to the Helen and Harry Cancer Center Fund at Hartford Hospital: www.giving.hartfordhospital.org. To sign an online memorial guestbook visit www.potterfuneralhome.com
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