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Rose Marie Mackey of Mercer, formerly of New Castle, passed away on Monday morning, July 17, 2017, in Avalon Springs Nursing Home in Mercer after an extended illness. She was 81.
Rose Marie was born in Indiana, Pa., on Aug. 4, 1935, the daughter of the late Fred and Marie (O'Brien) Palmer. She was a 1953 graduate of New Castle High School.
She had worked as a customer service representative at Preston Motors in New Castle for several years.
Rose Marie enjoyed boating and traveling. She was of the Catholic faith.
She was the widow of Ronald Mackey, whom she married on Jan. 12,1965. He died on June 20, 2011.
Rose Marie is survived by her two daughters, Michelle M. Astone and her husband Patrick Astone Jr. of Hermitage, Pa., and Cathy Vansovich and her husband John Vansovich Sr., of West Pittsburg, Pa.; two grandchildren, Candy Bucci and John Vansovich Jr.; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean Simons of New Middletown, Ohio, and Theresa Seacrest of Lowellville, Ohio.
Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Birosak.
Private family visitation and funeral services will take place on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon, Pa. 16146.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.
Published on July 19, 2017
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