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Rosaura Lopez Lorenzo (16 March 1932, Pontevedra, Spain – 19 September 2005, Pontevedra, Spain) was a maid of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the Dakota apartment between 1973 and 1980.

In 2005 she wrote a book in Spanish reflecting that period: En casa de John Lennon (At John Lennon's House), Hercules Ediciones, ISBN 84-96314-18-9. The book contains photos of John, Yoko and Sean along with some postcards that John and Yoko sent to her, and anecdotes such as:

  • Rosaura explains that she taught Lennon to bake bread.
  • One day she unblocked the WC due to a marijuana bag.
  • Lennon burned a coffee maker because he forgot to fill it with water
  • That Yoko was very superstitious.
  • John gave Yoko carnations on her birthdays, the number of carnations corresponding to her age.
  • The couple slept on a bedstead supported on two church pews.
  • Rosaura spoke with Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, the day before his death in the Dakota entrance.
  • Rosaura arrived in Queens (New York) in 1962 with her husband Secundino and in 1970, she began work as a cleaner at the Dakota building. When Lennon arrived in 1973, her services were included as part of the rental package.


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