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TOPHAM, Rosemary M

March 5, 2013 12:52 AM

76, passed in peace March 2, 2013, with her husband by her side in Carpinteria, Ca. Rosemary was born June 4, 1936, in Long Branch, NJ to Roland J. "Bear" and Ruth Guzzi.

Her father owned RJ Guzzi Roofing. Bear and Ruth had 6 children, Rosemary was the only girl. Rosemary married Richard H. Topham in 1953. They had a wonderful marriage for almost 60 years. Richard and Rosemary have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. In 1977 Richard and Rosemary moved to California to open Location Sound Corporation. Rosemary worked side by side with Richard for over 25 years growing and expanding the sound company. Upon retirement in 1988 they moved to Carpinteria to be by the sea. You could always see Rosemary selling her "Crafty Designs" at the historical museum in the 90's. Rosemary also loved to make costumes and write stories for her children and grandchildren. Every Christmas you would see all her children and grandchildren dressed in amazing costumes of different eras. Her interests included family, family vacations, gardening, crafts and reading. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her mother and mother-in-law.

Mrs. Topham is survived by her husband, Richard H. Topham; daughters, Debbie Martel and Ruthann Morrison and sons Richard H. Topham Jr and Martin Topham; and 11 grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass for Rosemary will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Carpinteria, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Carpinteria Beautiful and/or Carpinteria Historical Society.

Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary


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