On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Rosalie Alice Anne Padrezas Chambers passed away at the age of 87. She was the devoted wife of Edmund Chambers for 59 years, dedicated mother of Michael, Daniel, John, Patricia, James, and Mary and a loving grandmother to 15.
Rosalie was born on February 8, 1933 in Pittston, PA. She was one of five children and is survived by her brother Thomas Padrezas. Rosalie put herself through nursing school at a young age, rising quickly to become head nurse. After marriage and motherhood, she volunteered her compassion and resourcefulness to the Florham Park First Aid Squad for 11 years.
She enjoyed years of friendly competition in tennis, bowling and golf (her hole-in-one was the envy of many, especially her husband, Ed!) She was an avid fan of the New England sports teams she adopted from her Boston-native husband but her favorite spectating activities were watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, performances, and activities. She consistently earned the adoration of her grandkids’ teammates and friends, who honored her as part of the team and likewise became a part of her family.
Rosalie always counted her blessings, among them her world travels with Ed. They experienced life to the fullest while living for many years in Spain and Mexico as well as various parts of the US. Her easy-going, sincere, and gentle demeanor kindled life-long friendships wherever she went.
Anyone who knew Rosalie or “Mimi” as she was known to many, would praise her talent for excellence in all things, her understated graceful style, and her generosity to strangers and friends alike. She was a devout Catholic and faithful parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Rosalie lived a beautiful, varied life, full of love, and she will be profoundly missed by the multitude of people who were fortunate enough to know her.
A visitation will be held at Holy Family Church in Florham Park on Monday from 10:15am - 11am, directly followed by the funeral mass at 11am. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, attendees are required to wear a mask, practice social distancing whenever possible, and eliminate physical contact.
For those not able to attend, the funeral mass will be offered virtually on Monday at 11am, by visiting the Church's Website: holyfamilyfp.org and scrolling down to the online mass from Holy Family.
Donations can be made in Rosalie’s name to St Jude Children's Research Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project, see donation box below for more details.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256