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Rosemarie Cowher, 84, of Mount Jackson passed away the morning of June 30, 2017, in her home surrounded by her family.
Rosemarie was born March 11, 1933, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Sennet Mulcahy. She attended St. Mary's Parochial School and was a 1951 graduate of Union High School. On May 15, 1954, Rosemarie married Daniel M. Cowher Jr., whom passed away Jan. 20, 2011.
She was a member of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish. Rosemarie enjoyed reading, spending time with her friends, but mostly spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Surviving are eight children, Dan Cowher and his wife Colleen, Merrimac, Mass., Tom Cowher and his wife Carey, New Castle, John Cowher and his wife Cheryl, Roanoke, Va., Mary Beth Braatz and her husband, Ed, Eric Cowher and his wife, April, Kathleen Wilkins and her husband, Ray, and Earl Cowher and wife Kathy, all of New Castle; sister, Catherine L. Lowers, New Castle; daughter-in-law, Carolyn McQuiston, Enon Valley; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Kevin M. "Casey" Cowher; sister, Mary Eileen Carlin; and five brothers, Joseph, Francis, Robert, Thomas and John, who passed away on D-Day during World War II.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (7-2-17) in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle. A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday (7-3-17) for St. Mary Church, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Rev. Frank Almade, pastor.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Published on June 30, 2017
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