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Rakhi Rose Milstead

Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 2:00 pm -4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, June 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


 Rakhi Rose Milstead, 50, of  Hagerstown, MD and formerly of Frederick, MD, passed away, Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Doey's House.

Born Sunday, September 12, 1971 in New Delhi, India, she was the daughter of Upjit Singh Monga and Ranee Monga.

She was a member of  the Holy Family Anglican Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild and a Lay Reader. Rose was also a member of the Knit and Crochet Group of Montgomery Methodist. Rose loved nature and enjoyed long walks through areas of natural beauty. She was especially pleased if an area combined historic interest as well as beautiful surroundings. Rose was a loving, caring, giving soul who loved people. If she knew of anyone in need, she would help them. Rose was an excellent cook, and particularly enjoyed baking. She was never happier than when feeding her family and friends, or providing goodies for Church functions. Rose was quite fond of good desserts and looked forward to the opportunity to enjoy them. Rose loved music and had a beautiful singing voice.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Barry Milstead; two sons, Sameer Gupta and Rahul Gupta both of Woodbridge, VA; two sisters, Ritika Monga of New Delhi, India, and Shalini Kapur of Calcutta, India.

Services will be held Monday, June 20, 2022, at 1:00 pm, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Dan Funk and the Rev. Michael Ross officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Chicamuxen United Methodist Church Cemetery, 6255 Chicamuxen Rd., Chicamuxen, MD 20640, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chicamuxen United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 2338, La Plata, MD 20646 or Doey's House, 11370 Caring Pathway Lane, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Barry: Barbara & I want to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the service, but our prayers and thoughts are with you.

David & Barbara Milstead
La Plata, Maryland

Dear Barry and family Wanted to express my condolences in the death of your wife and Mother. My husband and I will be away next week so will not be able to attend the services but wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Twylla (TC) Grove St Paul's Lutheran Church

Twylla M Grove
Hagerstown, MD

Barry - My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Rose was a very sweet lady, I always enjoyed chatting with her. She will be missed.

Dottie Shank
Hagerstown, MD

Barry - please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences on Rose's passing. We were lucky to have known her - her presence at church, events always were better with her there. Be assured of our prayers for you as you mourn.

Dan Edwards
Poolesville, MD

Barry and Family - I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss. May God comfort you during this sad time.

Karen McGowan
Hagerstown, Maryland

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