With sorrow in their hearts, the family of Rose Marie McCarthy announce the passing of their mother on October 16, 2018. Last of Media, PA, Rose originated from East Eden, New York. Born Rose Marie Pineau on October 10, 1934 as the eldest of 5 daughters and one son to Margurite and Peter Pineau, Rose is pre-deceased by her son Michael and husband Donald. Rose is survived by daughters Laurel Lamparelli (David) and Cheryl Fritz, and son Kevin McCarthy (Maria), by sisters Bette, Zella, Yvonne, and Grace and brother Hubert and grandchildren James, Brittany, Christopher, Ryan, Noah, Sarah and Adam and great-grandson Jaycob.
Rose graduated from Eden Central School in 1953 and Buffalo State in 1957. Rose worked as a substitute art teacher while she raised her family in Depew, then Lake View, New York. She also was a certified Realtor in the Hamburg, New York area. The family relocated to West Chester in 1984, and Rose called that area and nearby towns, home until her passing.
Rose had a love of the arts, contributing her time and efforts to many programs in her community. Additionally, she cherished the times spent traveling and celebrating life with her lifelong friends. She will be dearly missed by all.
A memorial service will be held at Granite Farms Estates in Media, PA on Tuesday October 23 at 1 PM. On Friday October 26, a mass will be held at 10:30 AM at St. John Paul II in Lake View, NY followed by an interment at Hillcrest Cemetery in Hamburg, NY. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Rose's memory to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Jesuits USA Northeast Province.