ROSE MARIE MARTIRE DOLINARRose Marie Martire Dolinar, 94, of Hibbing, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
ROSE MARIE MARTIRE DOLINAR
Rose Marie Martire Dolinar, 94, of Hibbing, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Hillcrest Parkside in Hibbing.
Rose was born May 11, 1919, to Eugenio and Luiginna Martire in Nashwauk. She grew up in Nashwauk and moved to Hibbing in 1941. In those years, she was the lead vocalist in the local band The Swing Kings. While working as a waitress at Foley’s Café, she met Frank Dolinar. They were united in marriage on May 12, 1943, at Immaculate Conception Church and made their home in Nelson Location and later in Hibbing.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Italian American Club and the Slovenian Women’s Union. She was proud of her Italian heritage and loved to cook for her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1995; her parents; and brothers Orlando, Tony, Joe and Edward “Shine” Martire.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Tom) Merrill of Hibbing; sons Frank “Butch” (Kathy) Dolinar Jr. of Arden Hills, Minn., and Michael Dolinar of Hibbing; sister Mary Gabardi of Hibbing; grandchildren Meghann and Adam, a step-grandchild; great-grandchildren Madison Rose and Randi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her family will celebrate her life with a visitation from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Thursday, Dec. 26, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Private interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.
Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home.
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