Rose M. Thomas


Rose M. Thomas (Cinguegrano), 78, of Ballston Spa, New York, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Rose was born in Ballston Spa, NY, on January 5, 1943, to James and Yolanda (Violet) Cinguegrano. A lifelong resident, she attended Ballston Spa High School and Mildred Elley Secretarial School in Albany, NY. Rose graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with academic honors in Civil and Public Service in May 2002.

Dedicated to family, friends, and community, Rose was generous with her time, and her passion was infectious. She loved her community, volunteered as a Girl Scout troop leader and Pop Warner cheerleading coach. Compassionate and loving, with devotion for helping others, Rose enjoyed a productive and successful career. She worked at both Head Start and Social Services in Saratoga County and retired from a lengthy and successful career at the New York State Fair Hearings in Albany.

Her passions included playing bridge, attending the YMCA, and being a Weight Watchers advocate. She loved nature walks and spending time with her family and friends.

Even throughout the late stages of Alzheimer’s, Rose’s kind demeanor and ever-present smile delighted and comforted all those around her.

She was married for 56 years to her high school sweetheart, Edward A. Thomas. Eddie spent every day by her side until his death on May 3, 2021. They are now forever together as they should be.

Rose is survived by her children Lauren Rose (Scott), Scott Thomas (Sarah), and Suzanne Winkler (Keith); grandchildren Vincent, Kenneth, Ty, and Mia; her brother James Cinguegrano and wife Tina and their children and grandchildren, as well as several cousins. She is predeceased by her parents James and Yolanda (Violet).

A private family service will be held. Contributions in Rose’s memory can be made to the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association of The Community Hospice of Saratoga.

Guest Book

Vickie Fiorino

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of both Rose and Ed.

Frank Thomas family

Please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of Rose. It has been some time since our paths have crossed but she will always be remembered for the light she brought in every room with her smile and kindness. Eddie and Rose were a very special couple.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Most sincerely,

Gayle Thomas Lawrence
Sharon Thomas Rodrigue
Bruce Thomas

Karen and Bruce Terbush

Our deepest condolences to the entire Thomas family. Ed and Rose were our next door neighbors for over 30 years on Randall Road and they will be sorely missed. We will always remember Rose's sweet smile and kindness. Eddie took such great care of her as long as he could and we know that the last year was very difficult for everyone with the restrictions on visiting. It is good that they can now be together again and rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Theresa & Jim Legnante

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Jill Thomas Willey and family

Scott, Suzanne and Lauren,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Aunt Rose. She was a positive force in the family, and a beautiful person. We have many fond memories of family times with y'all.
Love always, Jill and Family.

Jack and Jane Pirog

With our deepest sympathy on your loss. May your many wonderful memories of your parents sustain all of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Susan Orr

I am so sorry for your loss! Rose was a great friend and Ed and she were so good together. I haven’t seen them in a long time, but I’ll never forget what Ed said when I said it must be so hard, because of the Alzheimer’s. He said that Rose always took good care of him, and he would take good care of her, and he did. I’ll be praying for you all.

Bert Pagano

My deepest sympathies to the family. Both Rose and Ed became great friends who enjoyed life, love, food, and music. I will forever miss them both. They were wonderful loving people with a great sense of humor. RIP together Rose and Ed.