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Rosemary Maccagnan

1935 ~ 2020 (age 84)


Rosemary passed away peacefully at her home in Wyckoff, NJ.

She was born in Clifton, NJ to Thomas and Mary. She attended Montclair State University and later earned her masters degree in mathematics at Notre Dame University.

Rosemary was a loving wife and mother to her family.  She loved gardening and spent many days planting flowers, making her property look as beautiful as she could.  She loved good food and wine and enjoyed visiting the wineries in upstate N.Y. with her family. After a long day of teaching she enjoyed watching jeopardy, reading and doing crossword puzzles.

For many years Rosemary worked at Glen Rock H.S. as a mathematics teacher.  She was able to teach the most gifted students along with students who struggled with math. She became the supervisor of the math department and earned the respect of her colleagues. Rosemary positively impacted many of her students with her skill, patience and compassion. 

Rosemary is survived by her husband John, her two sons John and David, her sister Ellen and her grandchildren Matthew and Clare.

Please join us celebrating her life Tuesday morning November 24, 2020, between 8:30 a.m. — 9:30 Vander Plaat Funeral Home at 257 Godwin Ave in Wyckoff, NJ 0 7481. A mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Parish at 10 a.m., 700 Wyckoff Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.   Donations may be made to Alzheimer's New Jersey  (

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rosemary Maccagnan, please visit our floral store.


American Legion Service
November 19, 2020

4:00 PM

November 24, 2020

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
November 24, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's RC Church
700 Wyckoff Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481


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