Rose MacFeiggan

Rose D. MacFeiggan

1918 - 2012

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Rose D. MacFeiggan "Aunt Rose" Elmira: Age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Rose was born in Elmira on October 8, 1918, a daughter of Anthony and Maria (Spallone) DeSocio. She is predeceased by her husband Malcolm C. MacFeiggan, brothers, Ralph, Charles, and Peter DeSocio, and sisters, Clara Muccigrosso, and Dolores LeMark. Rose is survived by her step son, David MacFeiggan, of Corning with wife Shelly and their children Shannon (Nathan) Majiros of Detroit MI and Sean MacFeiggan of North Carolina, great-granddaughter Delaney Majiros; her many nieces and nephews, Joseph (Helen) Muccigrosso of Corning, Angelo (Mary Catherine) Muccigrosso of Schenectady, Ralph (Mary) DeSocio, Jr. of Pine City, Anthony (Dee) DeSocio of Elmira, Mary (Tom) Diehr of Pine City, Joseph (Marijon) LeMark of Victor NY, Charles (Marlene) LeMark of Elmira, Father John DeSocio of Elmira, Peter (Trish) DeSocio of Indiana, Christine (Robert) Burns of Bath; many numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, sister-in-law Emily DeSocio of Elmira. Rose lived her life fitting in as many things as she could, both personally and professionally. Her life has been an inspiration to all who knew her. She worked at Rosenbaum's as their Credit Manager. While there she was active with the Credit Women's International of District 2, NY & NJ, holding the office of President and also serving as the Librarian and Steward. Rose loved this community and was the consummate volunteer. St Joseph's Hospital was the beneficiary of countless volunteer hours from Rose. While working full time she was instrumental in starting the Hospital Auxiliary in 1954. She served as its first Treasurer and then became the third President of the Auxiliary. Rose was also responsible for starting the hospital gift shop and upon her retirement from Rosenbaum's she became the first head of the hospital Volunteer Department, serving from 1968 to 1990. While working as head of the volunteers Rose served on the committee that brought the LPGA tournament to Corning. She worked the tournament for 25 out of the 31 years it was here. A long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Rose served two terms on the Parish Council, and up until a few years ago was head of Social Ministry for Lourdes. She worked on the annual Bishop's Appeal for many years and also volunteered at the soup kitchen once a month with other church volunteers. The American Cancer Society was another organization that benefited from Rose's volunteering. She was a long time board member and was chairperson for both "Daffodil Week", and Christmas Gift Wrap at the mall. Rose served on the Chemung Valley M.S. Society board. She also served on the board and was a former president of Gold Card for many years. Throughout the years Rose has received many awards from the many organizations she served. In 2002 she was given the Athena Award by the Chamber of Commerce. Some of the other awards dearest to her heart were, the OPPY award received while working at St. Joseph's Hospital, the Centurion Award she received after her retirement for all the volunteer work she had done at the hospital, and Volunteer of the Year Award from the American Cancer Society. She also was acknowledged by the Office of Social Ministry for volunteer work. Friends are invited to call at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m., with her nephew Father John DeSocio presiding. Private interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Rose with a donation to either, St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901, or St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira NY 14904. Rose's family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff at Woodbrook and St. Joseph's Hospital SNF for the exceptional care Rose received over the past few years.
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Saturday
4
February

Visitation

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, February 4, 2012
New York, United States
Saturday
4
February

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Saturday, February 4, 2012
St. Mary's Church
224 Franklin St
Elmira, New York, United States
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Monday
6
February

Interment at: St. Peter And Paul's Cemetery

12:00 pm
Monday, February 6, 2012
St. Peter And Paul's Cemetery
623 Franklin Street
Elmira, New York, United States