Rose Ferrara, age 89, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Morristown Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Newark, Rose raised her family in Hillside before moving to East Hanover and eventually settling in Basking Ridge 36 years ago.
Rose loved spending time with her large family. She was an avid reader with a passion for poetry, a “news junkie”, and loved to impart her knowledge and wisdom to her children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. She looked forward to her daily visits and phone calls from her loved ones. Rose was energetic, bubbly, loved to laugh, loved music and dancing, and loved to explore new places. She found joy in the simplest things. She will be deeply missed by all.
Rose is predeceased by her daughter Donna who passed away in 1955.
She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Dominick Ferrara; her children Bob Ferrara and his wife Cheryl, Christopher Ferrara and his wife Benilda, and Nancy Bender and her husband Alfred Jr.; seven grandchildren Alexandra Heinz and her husband Joseph, Lauren Ferrara, Jessica Ferrara, Stephanie Ferrara, James Moreno Gomez, Alfred Bender III, and April Bender. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren Ava Lynn, Ashton, and Elliot.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at St. Vincent De Paul Church in Stirling at 10:00 a.m. followed by the interment at St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery.