Rose Anna McCormick

Rose Anna McCormick – 71 – of Hornell, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Born in Fort Ticonderoga, NY on October 29, 1950, she was the daughter of Morgan & Helen (Carpenter) Belden and was raised by her grandmother, Esther Belden.

Rose had a way of capturing every special moment with her family and friends.  She was selfless and this was evident throughout her long career as a nurse and her most cherished job of being Nana to her seven beloved grandchildren.  Rose found greatest joy when surrounded by her grandkids.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.  Rose was a dedicated advocate for Relay for Life and was proud to walk in the Wilmot Cancer walk and to raise funds to find a cure for cancer.

On December 29, 1970, Rose was married to Deacon Bob McCormick who survives.  Also surviving are 3 daughters, Tara (Robert) Pienkowski of Syracuse, Erin (Terrence) Sloan of Selkirk, NY and Nicole (Matthew) Einhorn of Selkirk, NY; 7 grandchildren, Mia Pienkowski, Carissa Pienkowski, Aiden Sloan, Bryson Sloan, Kaleb Sloan, Cameron Einhorn and Avery Einhorn.

The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to all of the health care providers that helped Rose throughout her illness; especially, the staff from Care First Hospice that were with her in her final days at home.  So many wonderful nurses cared for her that we cannot list all of them individually.  Also, thank you to Dr. Picco and Dr. Sharda and their medical staff for the countless hours and devoted medical care provided.

At Rose’s request there will be no prior calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church, Hornell, NY. A reception will follow at The Main Place, 215 Main St., Hornell, NY.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

In lieu of flowers Rose wishes for her friends and family to enjoy every moment, live life to the fullest, and spend time with the ones you love.

Donations in her name may be made to St. Ann’s Church, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY  14843 or Care First Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY  14870.  Memorial forms will be available at St. Ann’s Church.

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8 Responses to “Rose Anna McCormick”

  1. Carrie butler says:

    Won’t to tell the whole family how sorry I am to hear of rose passing. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️ To all of you. R.I.P. ROSE

  2. Diaconate Community - DOR says:

    With prayers of sympathy and consolation for the McCormick family, and with gratitude for Rose’s service to her family, her parish, and her profession… May the Lord reward her abundantly.

  3. Marie and Pod says:

    Dear Tara and families, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. Cherish the memories. 🌹Marie and David

  4. Edward Iwanski says:

    Marianne and I express our sincere condolences to all in the family. Rose was a wonderful person and a great wife and mother. RIP.

  5. Cindy Freeland says:

    Condolences to the entire McCormick family. I worked with Rose, years ago, when she was a nurses aide. There was never a dull moment, working with Rose. She made going to work fun. RIP, my friend.

  6. Connie Whitman Roselli says:

    My sincere condolences to Deacon Bob and his lovely family. I am sorry to hear this. Many blessings and prayers to comfort you through this difficult time and in the future.

  7. Shawn D. Hogan says:

    My most sincere condolences to Deacon Bob and his entire family. We who have been served by Deacon Bob all these years as he attended to our needs, spiritually, helping us in moments of grief and joy, a true fisher of men. We forget the people behind who selflessly support those who serve others. Rose Anna thank you for sharing your husband Deacon Bob with all of us. Rose Anna you and your daughters have sacrificed for us all, for that we love you and appreciate your sacrifices. May Rose Anna rest in Peace and the Angels guide you to paradise.

  8. Richard Kellogg says:

    I did not have the pleasure of knowing Rose but have fond memories of working with Bob on a variety of committees during the “good old days” at Alfred State College. My sympathy goes out to Bob, Tara, Erin, and Nicole upon the loss of their wife and mother. I am sure your strong faith will support you during this difficult time.