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Obituary: Rose M. Borda, of Mount Ephraim,

Borda, Rose Marie (nee Borda), 88, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ peacefully passed away on March 24, 2012 with her loving family by her side


Rose was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. To her children, Rose was supportive, caring and proud of all that they accomplished throughout their lives. To her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Rose was the essence of what we all wish for in a grandmother and they cherish the memories that were made in the time that was shared. Rose was born and raised in Philadelphia to Italian immigrant parents and was one of seven children. She met and married a young man, Joseph J. Borda , who affectionately called her his "Lady in Blue", shortly after he returned home from serving in the Army during World War II. Together they shared 60 years of married life and raised three daughters that completed their family and that they loved very much. Rose and her family moved to New Jersey in 1954 and that was where she would remain for the rest of her life. Rose was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Church for more than 50 years. Rose devoted her life to raising her family and tending to her home. There wasn't a day that went by that Rose wasn't preparing a fabulous family meal, Zeppoles for the annual St. Joseph's Feast Day or her famous Easter Frittata that her family looked forward to every year or working at her sewing machine on the latest dresses that she would be making for one of her girls. Rose enjoyed a wonderful life and all the pleasures that accompanied it including, listening to Classic Country Music, jigsaw puzzles and most of all, the time spent with her family in her home that was always a place where countless hours of fond memories were made and will now be cherished by her family. Rose's family would like to extend a special and sincere acknowledgement to Dr. George Schmid and his staff and Edith Crowley for the exceptional care extended to Rose during her extended illness over the past year.


Rose is the beloved wife for 60 years of the late Joseph J. Borda; loving mother of Amelia Bonczak and her husband Richard, Phyllis and Rosemarie Borda; cherished grandmother of Richard Bonczak & his wife Judi, Christina Bonczak and Lisa Coulter & her husband William; great grandmother of Richard III and Anthony Joseph Bonczak and sister in law of Carmella & Marie Borda. Rose is predeceased by her parents Pasquale & Philomena Borda, her brothers; Louis, James, Joseph, Salvatore, Frank and sister Theresa Romano.

Farewell Service

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Rose's viewing Thursday evening 6:30 to 9 PM and Friday morning 8 to 9 AM in McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury. Funeral Mass 10 AM in the Emmaus Catholic Community at Sacred Heart Church, Black Horse Pike & Kings Highway, Mt. Ephraim. Entombment Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Cherry Hill.