In Memoriam: Rose Marie Markey, 89
Managed a Westchester Branch for Chase



Rose Marie Markey, who managed the Jefferson Valley, NY branch for Chase before retiring in 1992, died March 11, 2021 in Cold Spring, NY. She was 89.  


Born in Brooklyn, she grew up in Maspeth, Long Island. She met her husband, John Markey, when they were both working for the telephone company.



She began working for Chase Manhattan in the late 1960s or early 1970s according to her daughter, Jacqueline Deatcher.


Markey was involved in the Cold Spring community for more than 30 years, serving on several boards and taking an active role in her homeowners association. She enjoyed volunteering with seniors in her community, often driving them to errands and appointments. She loved cats and for most of her life was accompanied by a feline friend or two. She also volunteered with a local cat sanctuary and humane society. Her hobbies included collecting cat-themed items and frog figurines, and she also loved Japanese art and culture.


She is survived by her children, Jacquelin Deatcher and Gregg Markey (Michele); three grandchildren, (with a great-grandson on the way) and her sister.


A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (




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