Her loss to William Dawson in the 1952 campaign left Bosone emotionally and financially drained. She went on to pursue her law practice and worked as an office assistant. With the return of a Democrat to the presidency in 1960 she became judicial officer of the Post Office, the highest ranking woman in that department.
Bosone retired in 1968 and spent the years until her death in 1983 enjoying her family, maintaining a far flung correspondence, being a willing speaker at political and community events, and encouraging women to "raise more hell."
See: Beverly B. Clopton, Her Honor, The Judge (1980).