Hilda (Soares) Rosa, age 93, passed away on Sunday December 30, 2018 at Robert Wood Johnson at Somerset in Somerville NJ. Born in Freeland PA, Hilda had resided in Portugal until 1957 when she moved to the Ironbound Section of Newark. Hilda spent most of her life there before moving to Warren in 2002 to be close to her son.
Hilda was the official care taker for the Rosa family, she took great joy in looking after her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful cook and was well known for her famous French fries, which people still talk about. Hilda was also a talented dress designer and seamstress and a puzzle wizard.
She is predeceased by her daughter Judite Rosa in 2017 and son Danny Rosa in 2006.
Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years Antonio M. Rosa, two sons George and his wife Diana, Antonio C. Rosa and his wife Patrice; nine grandchildren Tassia, Alex, Kayla, Joanne, Elizabeth, Alena, Sarah, Jeremy and Nicholas; daughter-in-law Carolyn. She is also survived by two sisters Maria Neves and Aurora Ferreira.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Higgins Home for Funerals 752 Mountain Blvd. Watchung NJ from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 am on Thursday at the funeral home followed by a mass of the resurrection at Our Lady of the Mount RC Church in Warren. The interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge.