Rose McChesney 86, of Lanham, MD, passed away on November 5, 2020 at Anne Arundel
Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. The daughter of the late Fire Captain George R. Flaherty
(Florence) of Washington, D.C., she was predeceased by her beloved husband James of 33 years
and her son, James W. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth McChesney of Crofton, MD and
granddaughter Amy Gould (Wes) of Fairfax, VA.
Rose worked at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce before having a family and becoming a full time
homemaker. During this time, she assisted with parent teacher activities and was an active
member of the St. Mathias Catholic Church. In later years, she volunteered for the NASA Retirees
Newsletter and Anacostia High School reunions. She loved being a stay at home mom where she
enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and taking family trips.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake. Private