Rosemary C. Ferrie

January 7, 1925November 18, 2011

Rosemary Catherine Ferrie, of Austin, Texas, the third of four children to William J. Egan and Catherine Elliott Egan, passed peacefully into Spirit on November 18, 2011. Born on January 7, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, she is survived by her husband, Parmely T. Ferrie, whom she married on July 27, 1946 at St. Patrick’s Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Their union produced six children (Pamela Estabrook, Christine Estabrook, James MacEgan, Eileen Ramsey, Thomas MacEgan and Catherine Schwanke), fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

An alumna of St. Joseph’s Academy, Rosemary received a full scholarship to St. Alexis Hospital School of Nursing. While at St. Alexis, she joined the Cadet Nurse Corps, serving between 1944 and 1946. She later received her AA Degree from Mesa College in San Diego and spent most of her nursing career helping alcoholics and drug addicts return to sobriety.

Rosemary had a keen eye for design and was skilled in working with leaded glass, gifting her family with numerous pieces of art. Ever the adventurer, she and Parm traveled throughout the world. She had an upbeat sense of humor and a ready smile, putting others instantly at ease. A devoted mother and grandmother, she never met a baby she didn’t love.

Rosemary Ferrie – Loved much, laughed often and left this world a better place.

The Celebration of Life Service will be officiated by Rev. Steve Bolen at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, TX 78750, (512) 335-4449.

Memorial Donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 3, 2011

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will egan

December 3, 2011

wow..she was a great person.. my name is william a egan.. I remmber her well .. god bless her and here in peace

December 3, 2011

Wish I could be there with all of you. Aunt Rose was such a great lady.
Cathy Egan Rogers (Skokie,IL)

Bill and Ellen Egan

December 2, 2011

Aunt Rose will always be remembered for her great spirit and humor. She loved her life and all the people she met. We send our love to all our cousins and Uncle Parm.

Nancy (Scott) Jackson

December 1, 2011

I'm smiling just thinking of the family gatherings at the Solana Beach, California home where I first met Parm and Rosemary and the rest of the gang. What a wonderful household. What role models. God bless Rosemary, who was later my firstborn's godmother. My love to Parm and family. May your love bring you peace. May your memories bring you comfort.
With love.
Nancy, Sarah, Corey and Rebecca

david egan

December 1, 2011

The greatest Godmother in the world!!!
Love, David