Rosemary Catherine McKeon

Rosemary Catherine McKeon passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2022 in The Bronx at the age of 90.

Rosemary was born to parents Martin and Anna, on May 10th 1932 in Manhattan, New York. She is survived by her children Rosemary Harman, Donna Adams, Thomas Halley, Martin Halley and Maryellen Antonio and was predeceased by her husband Edward J. Halley, husband Edward J. McKeon, and son Edward Halley. Rosemary was grandmother of 8, great grandmother of 13, and great great grandmother of 2.

She enjoyed Rock and Roll music, Yankee baseball and most of all good food. Quick witted until the end, Rosemary wouldn’t hesitate to poke fun at the ones she loved. When in her presence laughter would always be heard, usually at the expense of one of her beloved children.

Visiting will be Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 4-8pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at St. Clare’s Church, 1027 Rhinelander Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow as St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Jean Nickolson on October 3, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Rest In Peace and may perpetual light shine upon her always. I will always cherish all the memories over the years, Roro was always good to me and Briana and for that I am grateful. When I think of the days on Sedgwick Avenue, I just smile because we had so many good times. I know Edward welcomed her into heaven with open arms. At peace with her son after all these years. Until we meet again, may she always watch over her my Briana and Serenity Rae.

  2. Dante and Heather Crognale on October 4, 2022 at 8:22 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss Maryellen. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jimmy Hopper on October 4, 2022 at 9:55 am

    I remember when we all live on 197st. Your family on the 1st floor and us on the 4th floor. One day we were being chased by the police (we didn’t do nothing..)
    and ran right into your apartment ( the was always open back then) scared and shaking. Your mom asked no questions but hide us. Then when to the door and ask the police what was up. They told her they were looking for us and she said she hadn’t seen anyone
    Then when the police left she cursed us out but then busted out laughing at us for being so scared…
    Your mom’s door was always open to us. She always made me feel welcome. She was a great woman and I will always remember her laugh. R.I.P. Ro Ro..always in our hearts

  4. Richie Sardinia on October 4, 2022 at 11:32 am

    My Sincere Sympathy to The Halley / Mc Keon Family on the loss of your Mom May Rosemary Catherine McKeon Rest in Peace in Jesus Christ you are In my Prayers that God ‘s Comfort , Love and Peace surrounds The Halley / McKeon Family through the loss of your Mom , Grandmother and Great Grandmother and Great great Grandmother .

  5. Rita Grumer, Jerusalem, Israel on October 5, 2022 at 4:32 am

    Donna, Peachy, Martin and All , I am writing this in tears from Jerusalem . Heartbroken, as I expected Rosemary to outlive us all. She was so special to me. She always made me laugh even when I didn’t want to. She was the queen of the back yard that is when they let us have the back yard. We were quite a group, Rosemary, Linda, Jeannette and more, Rosie and me. We had a lot of fun cracking jokes, gossiping and eating pizza. That was many years ago and now we have to say goodbye to the last of the crew. I will never forget Rosemary as she was the best of the bunch.

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