Rose Grohs, 91 passed away peacefully at Valerie manor on Thursday, January 12, with family by her side. She was the wife of the late, James Grohs Sr. aka the whistler.
Rose was born on March 8, 1931, in Torrington to the late Paul and Georgia Mitchell. Rose was a very loving and caring wife and mom. She enjoyed many things including duckpin bowling, knitting, cards, and just being with family. She also was very proud and supportive of all her sons. During school years she would always volunteer as a parent chaperone, and she was always there to transport the students to all of their school softball or basketball games as well. Rose also enjoyed being at all of her son’s recreational league softball games and was always their number one fan. Rose was also a big UConn women’s basketball fan. Rose worked for many years at the Register Citizen and ended up retiring from Sterling Sintered Products.
Rose is survived by her 4 loving sons and daughter in laws, James Grohs, Jr. and wife Ann, of Harwinton, Paul Grohs and his fiancé Sue, of Torrington John Grohs and his wife Pamela, of Torrington and Thomas Grohs and wife Kristy of Deland, Florida. She is also survived by her grandchildren who were the joys of her life, Melissa Woodtke and husband Rob of Browns Mills NJ., Rachael Pape and husband Mike of Winsted, and twin grandsons, Mitchell and Carter Grohs of Deland, Florida. She also leaves great grandchildren Jacob, Emma, and Elliot Woodtke of Browns Mills NJ, and Aubree, Brooklyn, Cole and Jared Pape of Winsted Ct. and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her late loving husband, James Grohs Sr., her sister Amelia Schmitt, and 3 brothers Nelson, Raymond, and August (Duke) Mitchell and her grandson, Austin Wagner. Thank you to all of Valerie Manor staff who were involved all these years with our mom’s care. Especially Erica, Sabra, Lori, Nicki and all the aids who did an outstanding job. We would also like to thank Tracy and the entire recreation department for their music and bingo activities which our mother adored. Treating her like she was their own Mom. Our family would like to extend their gratitude to the Hospice staff that provided. comfort in her final days. Friends and family may call between the hours of 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday January 17 th , 2023 at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Avenue, Torrington, www.phalenfuneral.com