Rosemary Stella (Keough) McPartland, 95

January 26, 1926

Rosemary Stella Keough McPartland, 95, of Millersville passed away on February 25, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John George and Rosella (Roth) Keough. Rosemary was also the wife of the late Harry Joseph McPartland, Sr. with whom she shared 62 ½ years of marriage until his death on August 18, 2010.

Rosemary graduated from West Catholic Girls High School, Philadelphia, in 1943 and also graduated First in her class and with honors from Cape May County Vocational & Technical in 1982 in Cape May Court House, NJ, receiving a special pin for her accomplishment. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary for Cape May County Health Department in their Visiting Nursing Division. Throughout her life Rosemary also worked as a Special Education Teacher’s Aide in area schools in Chester & Delaware counties, was an Avon Lady in Collingdale, PA, a Lunch Lady at Collingdale High School in Collingdale, PA, and a Waitress in her parents Restaurants in Philadelphia, Pa and Wildwood, NJ. In 1988, Rosemary moved from Cape May to Lancaster County.

In her younger years, Rosemary loved to dance at the USO in Philadelphia, PA and roller skating at Chez Vous Roller Skating Rink in Upper Darby, PA, where she met her husband Harry J. McPartland in 1945. She loved all kinds of music, especially Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. Along with her husband and family, she enjoyed traveling up and down the east coast on regular road trips, taking big trips to the Caribbean, Bermuda, and Hawaii, and going on cruises. She was always up to travel to new places, try new restaurants, and attend different churches. In Rosemary’s downtime she would watch movies, news, and especially liked Hallmark Channel and British comedies.

Rosemary was a woman of faith and was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Millersville and a former member of St. Anthony of Padua in Lancaster, St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Quarryville, and St. John of God Catholic Church in North Cape May, as well as many other churches throughout the years. Rosemary was also a member of the Christ Child Society and the Alter and Rosary Society of Cape May.

Rosemary and her daughter were a Mother Daughter team when it came to volunteering. Together they volunteered with Holy Redeemer Hospice in Cape May, Saint Joseph Hospital Day Care in Lancaster, Conestoga View Nursing home in Lancaster, and Saint Anne’s Nursing Home in Columbia.

In the Mid 1990s, Rosemary attended a number of ASAP American Syringomyelia and Chiari malformation Alliance Project Medical Conferences to support her daughter Jill who has Chiari Malformation.

A kind and compassionate soul, Rosemary was always taking care of others before herself. A dedicated mother and caregiver, Rosemary was a foster mother and adopted all her children.

Her family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and care staff of Lancashire Hall and Hospice and Community Care for their dedicated care both at home and at their inpatient facilities.

Surviving are 2 children; Harry “Hank” McPartland, husband of Sandy of King of Prussia, and Jill McPartland of Millersville.
In addition to her husband and parents, Rosemary is preceded in death by a son, Stephen J. McPartland, a sister, Miriam Keough Crandley, and brothers John Keough III, and Richard Keough.

A Prayer Service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00pm at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 441 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551. Interment will follow at St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project at “ASAP, PO BOX 1586, Longview, TX, 75606-1586”.

Services will be available via LiveStream. The window for the stream will appear on this page, below the obituary, 5-10 minutes before the start of the service at 1:00pm.

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March 06, 2021

I am fond memories of Aunt Rosemary and Uncle Harry. They were both so thoughtful and made an effort to always visit their sister-in-law Betty Keough. Aunt Rosemary had the most beautiful smile. I send my prayers to Hank and Jill. All our love, Charlie and Linda Keough. The service was beautiful!

March 06, 2021

I have very fond memories of Aunt Rosemary down at the shore. She was a very sweet lady with a gentle way about her. May she rest in peace. 
Janet H Fecko

March 05, 2021

Dear Jill and Harry, we (Jimmy and Dee McPartland) want to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom.   We remember your mom was always so sweet and friendly and had a lot of faith.    Having not seen family in a long time it was nice to see your mom’s photo.   She was a classy lady.    We wont be able to come to Millersville but will be watching livestream.    Grateful to the Funeral home for offering this service
Diane and Jim McPartland

March 03, 2021

Dear Hank and Jill,
please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your lovely mother,Rosemary, who will live on in you.How I will miss her.

March 03, 2021

Aunt Rosemary, your kindness and strength was an example for all to follow.
R.I.P., Diane

March 03, 2021

Dear Jill, Your mother was a remarkable woman. She was strong and very pretty too. I know you will miss her greatly as will all of the loved ones. Condolences to all who are grieving this loss. 
Lorraine Siegrist

March 03, 2021

Rest In Peace, Aunt Rosemary.  Your kind heart and dedication to your family and others will always be remembered. 
The Butler Family (MaryEllen Hudak)

March 03, 2021

Rest In Peace Mum❤️
Thank you for everything that you did for me.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers and heart.
I can always feel your spirit around me and with me.
I miss you more than words can say.
I truly love you to the black hole and back!
Enjoy your new life in Heaven with Dad and Stephen and with your whole family too!
I Love You more than words can say!
Love, Your Daughter Jill 💜💋

Saturday, March 06, 2021
1:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551
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