Ann Rosalie Macatee, 79, homemaker


Ann Rosalie Macatee, a homemaker who was the matriarch of an extended family, died of congestive heart failure Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Fallston resident was 79.

Born in Baltimore and raised on East 20th Street, Ann Rosalie Troy was a graduate of St. Ann Parochial School and attended Seton High School.

Family members said she helped raise her 14 siblings after her father died in 1939 when his youngest child was 6 weeks old.

"Her life focus was her family," said son Daniel S. Macatee of Street. "Winter or summer, she had a pitcher of [iced] tea ready if anyone stopped in."

In 1948, she married Samuel A. Macatee, a salesman.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Mayfield, the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood where she lived for 45 years until moving to Harford County five years ago.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Pylesville.

In addition to her husband and son, survivors include two other sons, Samuel A. Macatee Jr. of Baltimore and Joseph E. Macatee of Fallston; a daughter, Nancy M. Carr of Kingsville; five brothers, Edmund Troy, Joseph Troy, Peter Troy and George Troy, all of Baltimore, and Jerome Troy of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; five sisters, Elizabeth Kelleher, Catherine Hewell, Margaret Beaudrault, Caroline Donahue and Patricia Chalfant, all of Baltimore; and eight grandchildren.

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