Rose Marie Yuelling, 100, of Florham Park, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Hampton Ridge Nursing Home, Toms River, NJ.
Rose was born and raised in Madison, NJ and spent most of her life in Morris County. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Archangelo (nee Picone) Avella.
Rose worked at Picatinny Arsenal and the GM Plant in Linden, NJ during World War II and later worked in the garment industry for several years. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick Church, Chatham, NJ where she was a member of the Women of Mary Rosary Society and was active in the mom and tots program. Rose was very active in the Florham Park Seniors for many years. She loved to bake, knit and crochet, play cards, and enjoyed gardening. She spread laughter and joy and had a smile for everyone she met. She loved spending time with friends and her family meant the world to her.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, John Yuelling. She is survived by her daughters, Geraldine Thorsen and Sandra Baecker and her husband Philip. She was the cherished grandmother of Thomas J. Moreland and wife Jeannine, Robert H. Thorsen, Jr. and wife Sarah, Peter J. Moreland, Erika L. Woods and husband Bobby, Brian P. Baecker and wife Erin and the great-grandmother of Kayleigh, Michael, Olivia, Elisa, Hayden, Elke, and Jack. She is also survived by her sister, Carmella Desimone and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015 at St. Patrick Church, 85 Washington Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928. An interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed in Rose’s name to Interfaith Food Pantry, 2 Executive Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 or Make-A-Wish America, 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016.
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