Rosetta Hackett nee Cosgrove


February 9th, 1940
January 17th, 2020

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Rosetta Hackett nee Cosgrove, at the Jewish General Hospital, on Friday, January 17, 2020, at the age of 79 years, after a short battle against cancer. Beloved wife of Neil Hackett. Predeceased by her son Michael (Kathy). She leaves to mourn her children Kathleen (Markus), Ann, Eileen (Andrew), Kieran (Katie), and Teresa (Bernd), her grandchildren Pavel, Meaghan, Joshua, Kevin, Chelsea, Jack, Michael, Kurt, Erin, Hayden, Felix, Maeve, Mathias, Rory, and Hannah, and one great-grandchild Genya. Her two brothers John (Rita) and James (Nicole) and her two sisters Shirley (late Ken) and Kathleen (Peter), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. 'Rosetta was a pillar of her community. A tireless volunteer with the local library, Irish Society, and St. Joseph's Parish, as well as a founding member of the Huntingdon Catholic Women's League. She was our family matriarch, a teacher, a leader, and a neighbor with an open door. She was kindness, giving, and unconditional love. Her fighting spirit and her love of life will live on in her family forever and always. We love you Mom." Visitations will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm and on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, at Rodrigue Montpetit & Fils Funeral Home. 170, Châteauguay street, Huntingdon, Quebec, 450-264-5331. Funeral service will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11 am at Saint-Joseph Catholic Church. Burial in spring 2020. Donations may be made in her memory to the Montreal Jewish General Hospital Foundation, 3755 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3T 1E2. Online condolences and tributes may be made at


Condoleances (82)

  • Robert et Francine Hart

    Mes sympathies à la famille

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 3:03:21pm
  • Huguette Poirier Levine

    My sincere symphaties to the family.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 3:21:34pm
  • Marlene Harvey and family

    Sending you our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 3:59:33pm
  • Bev Duheme

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of Rosetta's Family. She had a heart the size of life itself and will be terribly missed. RIP Dear Lady

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 4:23:58pm
  • Bob Higgins

    My sincere sympathies to all of Rosetta's family.Rosetta was such a good person and nice lady, she will be missed by everyone who knew her, but I am sure her spirit will live on.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 4:28:17pm
  • Sandy MacDonell

    My symphaties to the Hackett family

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 4:48:41pm
  • Rosetta Siobhan Rowe

    Words fail me. Love and support to all.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 4:49:42pm
  • Rosetta Siobhan Rowe

    We will miss you Aunt Rosetta. ?

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 4:52:04pm
  • Sharon Lynn Higgins

    To the Hackett & Cosgrove families,
    On behalf of the Higgins family, please accept our most heartfelt condolences.
    It was always such a pleasure to sit & chat with Rosetta whenever I got to Huntingdon. I am so very sorry for your loss. She will be missed in so many ways .......what an awesome lady !
    As I will not be back home until May, I will not be able to attend her service but my thoughts & prayers are with all of you
    R I P, Rosetta

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 5:57:32pm
  • Stéphane Forget & Famille

    Our sincere condolences and sympathies too all the families from our family. She was an exceptional and lovely lady. Our prayers and our thoughts too all of you in these difficult times. Rest in Peace Mrs Hackett ...

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 6:12:23pm
  • Michael and Margaret Crossling

    In memory of Rosetta, an amazing lady. Prayers and condolences to the Hackett family. We are so sorry for your loss.
    May she rest in peace.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 6:32:56pm
  • Crystal todd

    I am sorry for your lost . She was a wonderful lady , loved having my little chats with her when i saw her. Sure her and grandma are chatting up a storm. My symptoms again.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 6:54:36pm
  • Heather. Raymond l heureux

    Our sincere condolences to all.? of the family. She will be remembered by all who knew her.RIP

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 7:22:59pm
  • Pam Webb Thwaites

    My condolences to the Hackett family on the passing away of Rosetta. She was a fine woman helping with so much in the community.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 7:46:26pm
  • Ian and Diane Neal

    Our sincere sympathies to all of you. Rosetta was a great lady and will be missed.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 8:10:40pm
  • Don Hutton

    My sympathies go out to the entire family.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 8:15:04pm
  • Betty McIntyre

    To Neil and your family
    Our sincere sympathy to each one. She will be missed . You still have the wonderful memories of her.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 9:08:16pm
  • denise et austin fournier

    Our sincères condolences and sympathies to the Hackett and Cosgrove family.
    Our prayers and our thoughs to all of you in these difficult time.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 9:25:40pm
  • Sylvie Lemire et Gaétan Castagnier

    Our deepest sympathies to all the Hackett family i will always remember her beautiful smile and good words my thoughs and prayers to all of you xx

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 10:10:54pm
  • Fred & Jackie Deyette

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 11:11:03pm
  • Sharon Thurston

    Condolences to the Cosgrove and Hackett families. Rosetta will be missed very much.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 11:15:57pm
  • Jocelyne Younie

    My deepest and sincerest sympathies to the entire family.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 11:22:28pm
  • MaryLynn Legros -Whalen &Family And John &Judy Legros

    Our Deepest Sympathies, to Mr. Hackett and Children
    May our Lord God be with you at this time of sorrow

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 11:37:01pm
  • Christine Léger

    My deepest sympathie to the family.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 11:45:54pm
  • Ann Clark

    My deepest sympathies to Mr. Hachett and the entire family. She was an amazing lady, so thoughtful, funny and a great organizer with all of the Catholic women's league events and so much more. She will be missed by so many! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Monday, Jan 20 2020 11:47:10pm
  • Veronica Taylor

    My sincere sympathy to the Hackett and Cosgrove family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 12:12:07am
  • Therese Higgins

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family and friends.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 12:16:52am
  • Laurie

    My sympathies to all. She was a wonderful woman.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 12:47:09am
  • Bernice Reid

    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.Rosetta was a very special lady.It was an honour to know her..

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 12:49:13am
  • Velda & Neil Strong and family

    Our sympathy to the Hackett and Cosgrove families. Cherish the memories!

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 1:00:39am
  • Tannis Vine

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories as a child and neighbour and my thoughts and prayers are with the Hackett family.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 1:38:55am
  • Julie Latulipe

    My sincere sympathy to all the Hackett family. We all have such fond memories of a wonderful lady.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 1:46:18am
  • Susan McGinn

    Our sincere sympathy in this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.
    Susan and Ken McGinn

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 1:50:50am
  • phyllis leslie

    Our sincerest sympathies to all the family!!

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 2:15:20am
  • Judy Brown

    Our Deepest Sympathies to all the families. She was a very lovely Lady and enjoyed out little visits.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 3:46:35am
  • Debbie Ouimet

    My deepest sympathies to the family...

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 3:55:05am
  • David McPherson

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 4:42:42am
  • Leanne Doré Lessley

    My sincere condolences to all of you. Thinking of you and wishing you much strength.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 6:31:56am
  • Lorna Marlin-Tetreault

    Kathleen and family,
    So sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of your Mom bring your hearts peace. ❤️

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 12:18:37pm
  • Sabina Frost

    David and I send our sincere condolences, Kathleen, to you and your family! She was a sweet lady! You are all in my thoughts!?

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 2:35:07pm
  • Monique Deniger and Leonard Bergeron

    Our deepest sympathies to her brother Jimmy, to her husband and children and to all the other members of the Cosgrove and Hackett families. May she rest in peace.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 3:17:23pm
  • Heather Thompson

    My deepest sympathies to the Hackett family.Rosetta was not only a true friend but a mentor as well. I fondly remember our times together both teaching and at the Craft Center. I will truly miss her.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 3:21:12pm
  • Dolene Duheme

    My sympathy to all the Hackett and Cosgrove families. Rosetta was a great lady. Will miss het at the Monday night card parties!! RIP Rosetta.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 3:26:10pm
  • Meals on Wheels,Volunteers and Receipients (F.C.)

    Our condolences to Neil and Family,with our thanks and prayers. Frank

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 4:31:30pm
  • Darlene Steele

    Kathleen, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you well during this time of sorrow

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 6:04:25pm
  • Lori and Brendan Boyle

    Our sincerest condolences to the entire family.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 6:23:28pm
  • Mallory Bridgeman

    Dear Teresa, Sending my sympathies to you and your family.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 7:35:20pm
  • Murray Bronet

    My sincerest condolences to all. May her memory be a blessing to you and your families, and know that she will be remembered fondly always. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 8:01:28pm
  • Glenn Murphy

    My condolences to Neil and the Hackett and Cosgrove family from the Murphy family in Hamilton. I know my Dad (Rodney) appreciated all the help from Rosetta on doing some of the family trees that he put together as he always had a great appreciation of the Huntingdon community. My Mom (Betty Coffey) had many good times with the Cosgroves. When Michael Hackett lived with us he always spoke highly and proud of his family. Remember all the good stories of Rosetta and share them.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 9:20:09pm
  • Norman & Pearl Fennell

    We wish to express our deepest sympathies to her family.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 9:26:57pm
  • Lynn Anderson & Morgan Arthur

    Our sincere condolences to the Hackett and Cosgrove families.

    Tuesday, Jan 21 2020 9:36:01pm
  • Mark Reed and Family

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 12:01:00am
  • Debbie CROSSLING Barker

    It feels like an end of an era. A woman I highly respected for 40+ years. Her ability to manage her family and help her community are inspirational values and a role model to many. Rosetta, you were an amazing woman. Grateful that you are now at peace and know that God is welcoming you into his loving arms.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 2:45:54am
  • Janet Maxwell

    My deepest sympathy to the Kieran and Theresa as well as the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories you have of her and a little part of her will always remain in your hearts.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 1:01:16pm
  • Pat Martin

    Rosetta’s enthusiasm for and devotion to her family, her church and her community will be greatly missed. She was the linchpin, the cornerstone and the Rock of Gibraltar in every organization she was a part of. Her dedication as a founding but still very active member of the Catholic Women’s League was always appreciated and valued. The fabric of this community, with her passing, has a huge hole and our tireless seamstress cannot repair it now. May she find a well-deserved and peaceful rest in heaven for she rarely rested while here on earth with us. My deepest, most sincere sympathy to her beloved husband and her family, whom she treasured so dearly. I will miss her smile, her laughter, her love of Ireland and her unwavering faith.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 1:04:18pm
  • Chantal L

    My deepest sympathies to Kathryn and the entire family as you honour the memory of Mrs Hackett Cosgrove. It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. My warmest condolences.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 2:20:53pm
  • Margaret

    So sad to hear of Rosetta's passing-love to all Neil Rosetta;s brothers and sisters! She is in a place to be with her Son and all her family and friends that have passed. Love to all

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 4:17:04pm
  • Gail Elliott

    May all the wonderful memories be your Our deepest condolences to you Kathleen and your family at this difficult time.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 5:11:26pm
  • Lori Allen

    My deepest sympathy to Rosetta's family, she will be missed deeply. She always had a smile for everyone and time to chat.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 5:21:32pm
  • Debra Higgins

    So sorry about this very sad news. She was a good friend to my mom and even helped me long distance to arrange Kay's funeral.
    My condolences and blessings to all.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 7:16:58pm
  • Karen McDonagh-Latreille

    So sorry for your loss. My sympathies go out to all the family. Growing up with the Hackett's was a great deal of fun! She was a wonderful person & I will always have fond memories of her.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 9:23:59pm
  • Theresa Hebert

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family Kathleen.

    Wednesday, Jan 22 2020 11:07:29pm
  • Heather & Ravindra Conway

    Our sincere sympathies to the Hackett and Cosgrove families at this difficult time.

    Mrs Hackett (as she was known to me back in the 80’s) always seemed to be full of joy, energy and love. I remember being in her kitchen as a teenager and watching her whip up a meal for many and she always had room for another. She was a beautiful soul and she will be missed.

    Thursday, Jan 23 2020 1:37:14am
  • Debbie BRYSON

    My sincere sympathy to all of Rosetta's family - we met at aqua fitness where I enjoyed her friendly smile and chatter.

    Thursday, Jan 23 2020 2:53:36am
  • Marion Whyte

    My sympathy to the Hackett family. Rosetta was a fundamental part of the Huntingdon community who will be greatly missed.

    Thursday, Jan 23 2020 12:56:09pm
  • Sherry & Don Mardell

    Our deepest sympathy to the Hackett Family. A great loss for all. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and hearts.

    Thursday, Jan 23 2020 4:38:00pm
  • Jennie Sparrow and Barry Tannahill

    Deepest sympathies to Kathleen and all the Hackett family.

    Thursday, Jan 23 2020 7:22:50pm
  • Jean robertson

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I always enjoyed chatting with Rosetta. She was such a friendly cheery person and was such a great contribution to the many things she took part in. We will miss her greatly.

    Thursday, Jan 23 2020 10:38:56pm
  • Marcus Thorne

    Extending my deepest condolences and sympathies to the family.

    Thursday, Jan 23 2020 11:52:34pm
  • Jaclyn Saumier

    So sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of the whole family from our younger days. Thinking of you all. ♥️

    Friday, Jan 24 2020 4:30:57am
  • Chantal Montpetit

    M’y sincere sympathy to you James and all the Hackett family

    Friday, Jan 24 2020 9:44:09am
  • Gail Marshall

    My deepest sympathy to a wonderful family. Rossetta will truly be missed. She was a great lady!

    Friday, Jan 24 2020 12:20:06pm
  • alan howie

    My Deepest Sympathies Neil to you and your family.

    Friday, Jan 24 2020 1:28:39pm
  • Diane Coffey & Jozef Swistak

    When We Lose a Loved One, We Gain An Angel In Heaven That Watches Over Us. Prayers go out to Everyone that are Mourning The Loss Of Rosetta Hackett.

    Friday, Jan 24 2020 5:24:17pm
  • Lyne and Danny Deschambault

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family! She will be truly missed!

    Friday, Jan 24 2020 5:49:22pm
  • Marguerite et Joëlle Décloitre

    Our deepest sympathies to all the famely.

    Friday, Jan 24 2020 9:21:45pm
  • Lynn cazalynn McCaffrey

    Our condolences to the Hackett and Cosgrove families. Mrs Hackett always had a smile and a nice comment.
    Lynn and Larry

    Saturday, Jan 25 2020 1:20:58am
  • David Beare and family

    Our sympathies to the family, she will be missed.

    Saturday, Jan 25 2020 12:51:42pm
  • Nancy (Legros) Madden

    My sincerest condolences for the loss of Rosetta Hackett - always Mrs. Hackett to me. She was a wonderful woman / teacher. Wishing the best to all the family during this difficult time.

    Saturday, Jan 25 2020 2:45:53pm
  • Nancy Madden (Legros)

    Kathleen and all the Hackett family.
    My sincerest condolences for your loss. She was always Mrs. Hackett to me. She was a wonderful woman / teacher who I will always remember. All my best to the family during this difficult time.

    Saturday, Jan 25 2020 3:02:53pm
  • Tammy and Al Billington

    Thinking of all of you all with our deepest sympathies. My fondest memories involved sitting down for tea with Mrs. Hackett (and learning that tea can be had no matter what time of day!) while hanging with Eileen and Kieran. Rosetta always made me feel so welcome! Her joy in life and huge love for her family was evident in everything she did, and it was a wonderful experience being around her!

    Saturday, Jan 25 2020 6:19:34pm
  • Gisele Racine

    Mes sympathies a toute la famille

    Tuesday, Feb 4 2020 1:57:58pm

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