Rosemary Lackie memorial announcement

May 8, 2021

Rosemary Lackie, 92, formerly of Wareham, died Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Fountain Valley, CA.  She was the former wife of the late John E. Lackie USAF.

Born in New Bedford, she was the daughter of the late Clara (Perry) and Edward J. Foster. A longtime resident of Wareham since 1972, she moved to Braintree in 2019. Mrs. Lackie was a graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing in New Bedford and was Nurse Manager of the maternity ward at Tobey Hospital for 44 years.  She retired in 1991.

Helping people in her community was a great part of Rosemary’s life.

She was a 20-year volunteer at Damien’s Food Pantry and was awarded Hometown Heroine in 2011. She enjoyed knitting and donating baby outfits to Tobey Hospital Gift shop as well as donating items from her knitting club to Turning Point and Baby Point for the homeless.

Rosemary was well travelled and always had a friend along to share experiences which she took great joy in reminiscing. She spent time in Tripoli during her marriage.

She made great effort to have family together even though they are miles apart.  Her grandchildren were a blessing that gave her great joy.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Wilson and Patricia Lackie of Fountain Valley, CA, her son Edward Lackie of Wilson, NC and her son Brian Lackie and his wife Deborah of Braintree MA; She is also survived by her grandchildren,  Edward Foster Lackie, Rachel Lackie, Rebecca Lackie, Foster Lackie and Carli Lackie,  and many beloved cousins.

Her funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Bedford. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Family Food Pantry- Damien’s Place 3065 Cranberry Hwy. East Wareham, MA, 02538 or to Tobey Hospital, C/O Southcoast Health Philanthropy Department, 101 Page St., New Bedford, MA 02740.   Arrangements by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.