Rosemary Sitkowski of West Chester

Rosemary Sitkowski (nee Auchinleck), 91, died peacefully on Aug. 13, while surrounded by family members at Bellingham Senior Living in West Chester. 

Rosemary Sitkowski

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Auchinleck (nee Caffrey).

Rosemary was the beloved former wife of the late Matthew J. Sitkowski and loving mother of the late Janice Sitkowski of West Chester. She was preceded in death by her sisters Catherine Kelley, Elizabeth Marr, and Dolores McNamara-Stowers; and brothers, Joseph, John and James.

Rosemary is survived by six children, Matthew J. Sitkowski (Mary Anne ) of Vero Beach, Fla., Nancy Wilson of West Chester, Terry Unger ( Jim) of Summerfield, N.C., Jean Nelson ( Tim) of Exton, Joan Sabrick ( Michael) of Malvern, and Michael Sitkowski ( Joyce ) of Garnet Valley; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sister Mary Louise Golden and many nieces and nephews. 

She graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia. During WWII, she supported the war effort as a secretary at the Naval Supply Depot in Northeast Philadelphia. She became a caring homemaker who worked tirelessly to raise her seven children. Later she worked as a legal secretary in Media. She was a longtime parishioner of Nativity B.V.M. church. She enjoyed creating oil paintings for her family and traveling with relatives, especially to Florida and the Jersey Shore. 

The family will receive relatives and friends 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Nativity BVM Church, 30 E. Franklin St., Media, PA 19063 followed by her funeral mass at 11. Private internment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Court at Bellingham, 1615 E. Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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