Grace A. Rosenberger, 81 of East Windsor, NJ passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at the Floral Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Yardley, PA.
Born and raised in Bronx, NY, she was a proud graduate of St. Thomas Aquinus High School. Grace and her husband Otto resided in Queens, NY before moving to East Windsor in 1968. Prior to starting a family, Grace was an executive secretary in Manhattan. She then devoted herself to her family, home, community and church.
Though born and raised a city girl from the Bronx, she quickly adapted to the suburban lifestyle, growing vegetables in her organic garden each year. Shortly after her husband Otto became a charter member of the East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co #1, she joined the East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co #1 Ladies Auxiliary as a charter member, serving for over 50 years. Additionally, she was a life member of the Mercer County Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary, named Auxiliary member of the year in 2017, as well as a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Firemen of the State of New Jersey. A devout catholic she was a parishioner of St Anthony of Padua in Hightstown, NJ where she loved being a member of the Anthonians. One of her favorite events was hosting her St Patrick’s day party each year, saying “everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s day.” As her children became older, she worked per diem at Hightstown High School, where she enjoyed talking to the kids and listening to their perspectives on life and offering her continuing words of encouragement. Anyone who met her immediately felt hear warm heart. She never met a stranger, only friends she had yet to make.
Predeceased by her parents, Edward and Anna Fagan; and her husband, Otto Rosenberger; she is survived by her children and their spouses, Edward and Karen Rosenberger, Donna and Louis Picciano, Christopher and Janien Rosenberger, and Mary Rosenberger; and her ten grandchildren, Brittany Hodul, Kristy, Shelby, Gavin, and Miles Rosenberger, Anna Picciano, and Christopher, Michael, Riley and Genevieve Rosenberger.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. David the King RC Church in Princeton Jct., NJ, via Live Streaming on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 12pm, due to COVID protocols and capacity restrictions. Please join the Rosenberger family by visiting http://www.stdavidtheking.com/index.php/livestream-mass.
Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hightstown.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020, from 9:30a.m. until 11:00 a.m.at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ
A celebration of Cookie’s life will be held at a later date in 2021, all will be welcome.
Due to restrictions, the staff of Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, respectfully requests all attendees wear a face covering during all services for Grace. Your cooperation is appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Grace’s memory to East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company #1 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting In Memory Of at inmemof.org.