Rosemarie was born in Gerritsen Beach, the youngest of six children to the late Roseann and Paul Eckelmann. She currently lives in Marine Park and is the proud mother of two sons, Freddy and Matthew and her pride and joy, her grandson Mason. Besides her professional work and family life, involvement in charitable organizations occupies the largest portion of her time.
Rosemarie is a member Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH), Division 22, Brooklyn, New York. Currently Rosemarie holds the office of Fundraiser of NY State LAOH, President for the LAOH Kings County Board, Brooklyn and President of Division 22, Brooklyn.
She is also an active member of the Pythian Sisters of Keystone Sutter Temple located in Brooklyn. She is a member of the Columbiettes in Columbus Council #126 also located in Marine Park Brooklyn NY
Rosemarie has been employed by Rosenblatt Securities, Inc. for the past 16 years. Prior to this she worked at Merrill Lynch and Charles Schwab among other firms during her 35-year career on Wall Street. Rosemarie is a graduate of St. Edmund High School. She is also a member of Resurrection parish.
As per the LAOH motto, Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity, Rosemarie worked as a volunteer at Bael na NGael after Hurricane Sandy as one of the leaders in the disaster/recovery center that assisted the residents of Gerritsen Beach. She is still overseeing the daily operations of the Baile na nGael, She also volunteers at The Great Irish Fair as well as various other organizations and churches. She also dedicates many hours to attending LAOH, Columbiette and other Committee meetings & functions.