Rose C. Callahan


Rose C. Callahan, 78, a longtime resident of Union Township, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, as the noon church bells were ringing.
Mrs. Callahan was born Aug. 5, 1940, in New Castle. She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Florence (Duddy) Bayuk.
A lifelong area resident, she attended the former St. Joseph Parochial Grade School and New Castle High School.
Rose married her beloved husband, Edward J. Callahan, in 1962, and he preceded her in death June 30, 2015. Her first husband, Ronald G. Fry, passed away Sept. 19, 1960.
Rose retired in 2003 from Jameson Memorial Hospital, New Castle, where she worked as a nurse's aide for 23 years.
Rose was a member of St. Mary Church - Mary Mother of Hope Parish, New Castle.
A true matriarch, her greatest joy in life came from the love she shared with her family and the time she was able to spend with them, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the occasional night out to spend time with friends while playing bingo.
Rose is survived by three daughters, Maureen McCarty of Bristol, Tennessee, Corinne (Joseph) Reed of Ellwood City and Suzanne (Al) Lakowski, of Arizona; five sons, Jeffrey (Kathy) Fry of New Castle, Christopher (Renee) Fry of Wampum, Edward Callahan of Washington, Bryan (Susan) Callahan of Morgantown, West Virginia and Matthew (Barbara) Callahan of Wampum; a sister, Barbara Fair of New Castle; two brothers, Jacob (Helen) Bayuk of Hermitage and Greg Bayuk, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 23 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Rose was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Roger and Regis Bayuk, and a grandson, Billy Fry.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, in St. Mary Church, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle, with Rev. Victor J. Molka Jr., as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
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Published on April 12, 2019
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3 posts

Sherry harding bartberger
Apr 16, 2019
So sorry for your lost.she was a great women.have many fond memory of her as a kid.
Karl and Sharlene Moore
Apr 16, 2019
Matthew, our deepest sympathy and sorrow for your loss. We will be praying for God's comfort and peace for you and your family during these times.
Tony & Linda Esposito
Apr 13, 2019
Matt, Barb & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady!! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all, Tony & Linda