Rosemary McGhee

PINE PLAINS — Rosemary McGhee passed away at Vassar Brothers Medical Center on Oct. 2, 2018. She had just celebrated her 68th birthday. 

Rosemary was predeceased by her mother, Anna Leighton; her father, Frank Forrest; her stepfather, George Leighton; her brother, Alfred Forrest; and her brother-in-law, William McGhee. 

Rosemary moved from Brandon, Vt., to Pine Plains at the age of 17 to be with the love of her life, Thomas McGhee. 

Thomas survives at home in Pine Plains; they were married for 50 years. 

Rosemary is also survived by her four children, Thomas Mcghee Jr. and his wife, Karen, Lynn Murphy and her husband, Craig, Lori McGhee and Lisa McGhee; six grandchildren, Dana, Ryan, Alyssa, Gwyneth, Hunter and Meridyth; her beloved sister, Patricia Morrison and her husband, Leonard; her brother-in-law, John McGhee; her sister-in-law, Barb Forrest; four nephews, Alfred James, Mark, Leonard Jr. and Shawn; and her beloved cat, Sally. 

Rosemary loved her family, loved cooking and baking for everyone, and enjoyed making crafts. 

Her door was always open and everyone always felt welcomed in her presence.

A funeral service was held on Oct. 8, from the Peck & Peck funeral home, the Rev. Carol Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Pine Plains.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.