Rosamond E. Stearns Malatesta Of Chelmsford, MA

1942 - 2024

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


May 11, 2024
9 A.M.
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863.

Rosamond Elaine Stearns Malatesta, 81, of Chelmsford, MA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at her home.

Born in Haverhill, MA on June 12, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Doris (Comeau) Stearns. Rosamond was born and spent her early life in Haverhill where she graduated from Haverhill High School with the class of 1960. After high school, she married and raised four children in Chelmsford.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Lowell and her Master’s degree in education from Plymouth State College.

Rosmond enjoyed a successful teaching career for over thirty-five years, and was affectionally known by her students as “Mrs. Mal”.  Rosamond retired in 2010 from the Tewksbury Public Schools where she taught math at John W. Wynn Middle School for 24 years.

She was the matriarch of the family who enjoyed spending time with her family above all else. In her later years, she was “Nana” to her grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, and she celebrated every one of their milestones and successes with joy and enthusiasm.  Rosamond also kept a special place in her heart for her Maine coon cat, Thomas, who she adored.

She is survived by her devoted and loving companion of 28 years Robert Tuholski, known as “PaBob” to the grandkids, of Chelmsford, and New Salem, MA, her two sons; Andrew Malatesta of Salisbury, MA, Keith and his wife, Rheda Malatesta, of Richmond, VA, her two daughters and their spouses; Lauren and Andrew Guillette of Sherborn, MA, and Rachael and Peter Van Remortel of Charlestown, MA, and her seven grandchildren; Andrew Guillette, William Guillette, Caroline Guillette, Alexander Van Remortel, Henry Van Remortel, Nathan Malatesta, Isabelle Malatesta, and her several cousins, nieces and nephews. Rosamond was the sister of the late Charles Stearns.

There will be a funeral mass celebrated for Rosamond Malatesta on Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:00am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863. Burial following at St. Joseph Cemetery, Haverhill, MA.


3 Condolences for Rosamond E. Stearns Malatesta Of Chelmsford, MA

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    Mary Ann & Jim Egan


    To Roz’s Children,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.She was one of my oldest friends in Chelmsford. I have fond memories of the fun times we shared throughout the years and I will miss her. She was so proud of her family and loved each of you with all her heart. And Bob shared some wonderful years with Roz and was always at her side as her loving companion. May all the good memories you all shared help to get you through this sad and difficult time. Mary Ann


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    Julie Long


    Sorry for your loss. Mrs. Malatesta was my teacher back in the early 80s at St Michael School. She was a kind, beautiful lady and hasn’t been forgotten all these years.


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    Anji Jesseramsing


    I am so sorry — I loved Mrs. Malatesta. She was an important role model to me and gave me so much life advice that I realized was 100 percent correct as I got older and started a family of my own. I owe her a lot and have many wonderful memories as she welcomed me into her home for so many years. Lots of love to Lauren and the whole family.


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