Patricia Ann “Pat” (Hager) Rose of Lakewood, NJ passed into eternal rest on August 13, 2018. Patricia was born November 16, 1935 at Hazleton General Hospital to the late John J. “Jack” Hager Jr. and Matilda “Tillie” (Popridge) Hager of Nesquehoning, PA. She was a 1949 graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Nesquehoning, PA and a 1953 graduate of St. Ann’s Catholic High School in Lansford, PA. Patricia trained as a lab and x-ray technician at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Philadelphia. She took additional coursework at Villanova University and Franklin & Marshall College.
While working in Philadelphia, Patricia met and married in 1957 the late William J. “Bill” Rose also of Nesquehoning, PA. The couple moved to Cumberland, MD where Patricia worked at Cumberland Memorial Hospital until the birth of daughter Michelle Rose. Shortly after, the family moved to Somerville, NJ where their son, David Rose, was born .
Patricia and family followed Mr. Rose to Little Rock, Ark in 1970. Patricia started a ceramic and craft business there. She continued her business when they were transferred to Smithfield, NC in 1979. Patricia, Bill and David returned to Hightstown, NJ in 1983. Patricia became a real estate agent with the Leonard Van Hise Agency. She was active in the Garden Club, the Women’s Club, the Historical Society, the Red Hat Society and St. Anthony's of Padua Church. She retired in 1999 and moved to Lakewood,NJ with her husband Bill. In Lakewood, Patricia was active in the Garden Club, the Arts and Culture Club, the Amici Club, the Claddagh Club, the Red Hat Society along with several bridge groups. She was a member of St. Mary of the Lake parish.
Patricia is survived by her children, daughter Michelle Rose and son-in-law Steve Wasleski of Raymore, MO, son David Rose Phd of Lakewood, NJ, grandson Alex Wasleski of Raleigh, NC, brothers John J. “Jack” Hager lll of Tamaqua, PA and Michael Hager of Rochester,NY, great aunt and godmother Margaret Hager of Allentown, PA as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
A Memorial Mass will be said at St. Mary of the Lake on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Local services will be held on Monday, August 27th at the Shrine of ST. Therese of Lisieux, 15 East Garibaldi Ave., Nesquehoning PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in the New Columbus section of Nesquehoning. A calling hour will be held from 10-11:00 a.m. in the church, with a Rosary to be prayed at 10:00 a.m. and a Eulogy to begin at 10:50 a.m. Online condolences can be expressed at www.nalesnikfh.com. Local services and arrangements are being provided by the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 West Center St., Nesquehoning PA 18240
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