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Rosemarie (Fera) McCarron

  • On September 11, 2019
  • 22 Comments

Rosemarie (Fera) McCarron, age 65, of Canonsburg, on September 11, 2019.

Survived by her mother, Vincenza Fera, her sister Dr. Toni Fera, her children, Stephen (Natalie) McCarron, Christine (Patrick) Finnegan, and Catherine McCarron, her grandchildren, Nora Nolan, Mila, Ellie, and Nina and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Francis McCarron, her father, Frank Fera, and her sister, Mary (Robert) Mong.

Born and raised in Carnegie, Rose lived in Canada, California, Washington, Illinois, and Oregon, before returning to her hometown of Pittsburgh in 1993. A graduate of Duquesne University in 1975, she went on to work in special education at Carrick High School.

Rose retired from her teaching position in 2016. Though her retired years were too few in number, she spent them traveling with her family, singing in her church choir, reading with her book club, and enjoying the company and love of her grandchildren. She regularly hosted holiday celebrations, and always made new members of the family feel welcome.

Rose loved to travel and was a lifelong learner. She had a keen eye and appreciation for art and style. She had a meticulous attention to detail that was made evident through her skill as a seamstress and a knitter. Above all, Rose was a woman of great character, faith, and integrity.

Rose leaves behind a rich legacy. She will be greatly missed by the countless students, family members, and friends whose lives she touched.

Friends will be received at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, (724) 260-5546, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 12 PM – 6 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church, 120 Abington Drive, McMurray, PA 15317, on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to The Education Partnership.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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22 Comments

Amy Miller
  • Sep 11 2019
Steve, Natalie & Family, So very very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary Hazelbaker Sentineal
  • Sep 11 2019
Sending my deepest condolences to your whole family I considered your mother Rose a friend . I very much enjoyed her company at family events and the time we spent in the Florida Keys. May the grace of God be with you all. Sending much love your way Aunt Mary .
Charles Lindey
  • Sep 12 2019
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Rose.I worked with her at Carrick High School for 8 years. She was a gracious and respected individual. I appreciated her as a colleague and friend.
Stephanie Friend Divelbliss
  • Sep 12 2019
My thoughts and prayers for the family. I worked for Rose at Lazarus and she was a kind, funny and sweet. She will be missed.
Lauren Kopicko
  • Sep 12 2019
I am deeply sorry for you loss. I hope you find comfort in the memories you keep of your sweet mother and grandmother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ed Fraticelli
  • Sep 12 2019
We will miss Rose in our choir and in our lives. She was such a kind and warm person! Condolences to her family and other friends.
Kathleen Windmueller
  • Sep 12 2019
So very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed singing at St Benedict’s with Rose. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joanne Scheier
  • Sep 12 2019
Our hearts go out to you, Catherine, and your family. There are no words I can say to touch the pain; just know that we grieve with you.
Phyllis Sams
  • Sep 12 2019
My heart is heavy with grief at the passing of this wonderful, generous lady and good friend. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jonathan Mitchell
  • Sep 12 2019
My condolences to all who knew Rose. She was a special teacher, lady, and human being.
April Ragland
  • Sep 12 2019
I am fortunate to have known and worked with Rose. She touched the lives of many and always acted with integrity, poise and strength. Sharing a room with her were some of my happiest times teaching. Thoughts of peace to her family. Know she always spoke of you with great love.
Laura Canavan
  • Sep 13 2019
We are so sorry for your loss.
Paul McCarron
  • Sep 13 2019
We are all saddened for your great loss, Rose sounded like the wonderful woman from Proverbs 31:10..... All Gods strength to Rose McCarron family legacy with prayers. Matt, Robert, Paul, Myles, Connie and Jennifer McCarrons. North Calif.
Lauren and Kyle Pusateri-Nilson
  • Sep 13 2019
You’ll be so missed, Rosie. In the short time I’ve known you, you’ve never failed to make me laugh or have a good time. To the McCarron Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending all of our love to you. -Kyle and Lauren Pusateri-Nilson
Nicole
  • Sep 13 2019
My heart aches for you. Sending you love and hugs. Pebbles
Sema and Dan Sullivan
  • Sep 14 2019
Dear Stephen, Christine and Catherine We are deeply saddened by your loss. You are all in are thoughts and prayers. Sema and I look fondly on the occasions we spent with Rose and the McCarron family! With Condolences Sema and Dan Sullivan
John and Sandee Gough
  • Sep 14 2019
Steve, Natalie and family, we send our love, thoughts and prayers to you on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Cherish your memories. 🙏❤️
Bill Ringle
  • Sep 14 2019
Steve, So sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. So young too. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Bill and Lorena Ringle
Malea Huth
  • Sep 15 2019
Our family sends our deepest condolences. We were blessed to know Rose for a short time. We knew how much she loved and cherished her family! May she rest easy. Much love, The Huth Family.
Pat Fleming
  • Sep 15 2019
Rose will be greatly missed by all, especially as part of our book club. She is remembered as kind, sincere and welcoming. Losing her far too early is painful and our pain will not soon fade. All of the good times and great memories of and with Rose will never fade. My condolences to her family and friends, may you find the strength to get through the next days.
Beverly Reck(south pointer sister)
  • Sep 15 2019
Please accept my condolences at the loss of your lovely and gracious mother. She was a sweetheart.
Diana Santos
  • Sep 15 2019
My husband Eric and I are so sad to hear of Rose’s passing. We were Rose’s next door neighbor on Trillium Court from 2009 to 2014. She was a wonderful neighbor as well as a person. We had many conversations about teaching since we were both teachers. We send our condolences to all of her family.
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