~~Rosemary Moran Karl, 86, of Short Hills, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017 at home. Born in Newark, she lived many years in South Orange before moving to Short Hills 60 years ago. Rosemary earned an A.B. in Mathematics from the College of St. Elizabeth, and went on to earn Masters degrees in Education from Seton Hall University and Columbia University. Rosemary worked for 4 years with Bell Labs until raising her family. She began working again in the Education Department of the College of St. Elizabeth, going on to a 20 year career with Verizon Communications in New York. She was a member of the Short Hills Association, and participated in the Fresh Air Fund, which sponsored inner city children. She enjoyed cooking and sewing, but most of all she loved being a mother and grandmother.
Predeceased by her husband Edward; Rosemary is survived by her sons Robert, Edward and Michael; and grandchildren Chelsea, Alex, Katie and Riley.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:15am at St Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Ave., Short Hills. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. There will be a visitation on Monday from 4-8pm at the Bradley Smith and Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield.
Contributions in memory of Rosemary may be made to the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad, 188 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041