Rose Marie Sites

Rose Marie Sites


Rose Marie “Dinny” Sites (nee Mooney) passed away at her home on May 17 in Green Valley at the age of 93.

Born in Atlantic City, NJ, Dinny graduated from the School of Nursing at Atlantic City Hospital in 1948 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1949. She served at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA, with Air Transport Squadron Five out of Moffett Field in California; and at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA.

She met First Lieutenant Edward “Bud” Sites, on a blind date, they married in 1952 and settled in Geneva, OH, for 35 years, where Dinny worked as a nurse at Geneva Memorial Hospital.

An avid golfer, lap swimmer and bridge player, Dinny was also a lifelong volunteer for many organizations, including the Red Cross, Friends in Deed and Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.

Dinny is survived by daughter Kathleen Dempsey (Ken Dempsey) of Ashley Falls, MA; daughter Shawn of Los Angeles; son Tim of Charleston, SC; and son Kevin (Anita Sites) of Hong Kong; grandchildren Kelly, Ilya and Brendan Dempsey and Cami Paul; and great-granddaughter Gabriella Wiggins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward “Bud” Sites of Green Valley; her parents, Andrew and Rose Mooney of Atlantic City, NJ; and her brothers, Andrew J. Mooney of Ocean View, NJ and Joseph D. Mooney of Chanhassen, MN.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Employee Scholarship Fund of the Posada Life Foundation, 350 E. Morningside Rd. Green Valley, AZ 85614 or online at

The family wishes to thank the management and staff of La Posada at Park Centre, and the caregivers at La Joya and La Hacienda Assisted Living, for their compassionate care of, and friendship with, Dinny during the 14 years she lived there.