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“Your kindness will never be forgotten. You are a beautiful soul and it was intended for us to meet, as I was a young nurses aide, aspiring RN. HONY...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Leah Thomson (Lakey) - PA

“To Vada's family, I offer my deepest condolences. I am a HONY volunteer and had the pleasure of speaking to her at a volunteer luncheon. I remember...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Vicky Chang - Flushing, NY

“One of the most extraordinary people I've ever had the privilege of knowing, Vada was caring, intuitive, and brilliant. We are all poorer without...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: George Witterschein - MENDHAM, NJ

“I wish I kept in touch with you and Dennis after you left Staten Island. Back in the early 50's we had such wonderful times together. I will always...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Sally Fiducia Fiducia - FL

“Dear Michael and Family,Please accept my deepest sympathies at the loss of Vada. She was truly one of the kindest, most loving and caring individuals...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Jay Rolfe - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

“I am so sorry and hurt to hear the loss of Vada. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Mr. Michael Rosen and family.I am a volunteer at Hospice of...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Bethea

“So sad to hear of Vada's loss....I will always cherish memories of fun times together in grad school. She was an example of professional excellence...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Laura Wareh - Jacksonville, FL

“Vada was truly a gift to her family and to the children at Daniel Memorial. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Maxine Richmond - Jacksonville, FL

“My deepest condolences. I went to H.S. with her. Always admired her. Prayers and hugs for you all. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Penelope Kotula - Staten Island, NY

“My deepest condolences. I went to H.S. with her. Always admired her. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Penelope Kotula - Staten Island, NY

“Dear Michael and family, The loss of our beloved Vada has left me saddened. I didn't realize what a special place she has in my heart until now. She...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Teresa Quinones - Bronx, NY

“Dear Michael and family,My deepest condolences for the profoundly sad and tragic loss of Vada. Best wishes to you.Kerry Parker ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Kerry Parker - Morristown, NJ

“My deepest condolences to all of Vada's Family who I know were the center of her life. She was one of a kind, a generous caring person who always...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Rich Mancino - Staten Islamd, NY

“An Angel left the earth. An Angel has been received in heaven. Vada was full of compassion, excellence, dedication and professionalism.She left an...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: David Annan - Bronx,, NY

“Dear Michael and Family, I am shocked and saddened by this news. There truly are no words. Vada was always a voice of reason and she had a sly sense...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Glasgow - FL - Friend

“Vada was a gentle soul,an attractive,intelligent young lady.Mickey please accept my condolences on your loss. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Barney Manzo7 - Staten Island, NY

“I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with all the family. Vada was a very wonderful loving person and a great childhood friend. ❤ ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Nanette Spina - Staten Island, NY

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Vada Ann Rosen, daughter of Curtis Campbell Ferguson and Anna Borzumato, died of complications related to COVID-19 on January 31, 2021. She was everyone's favorite nurse, therapist, family member, and friend. She is survived by her husband of forty-two years, Michael P. Rosen, and her adult children Adam Turba of Pine Hill, NY, and Ashley Fleming of Bryn Mawr, PA. They share this loss with their spouses, Carolina Turba, and Christian Fleming, along with the pride of Vada's life, her grandchildren Hudson, Milo, and Kiko Turba, as well as Alanna and Carter Fleming. She was also a beloved Aunt to nephews Matthew, Vincent, and Jonathan Ferguson. She was preceded in death by her brother Dennis Ferguson. She is cherished and missed as well by her family members in the Mercurio and Ferguson families.

She obtained her B.S. from St. Peter's College in 1969, her R.N. from Florida Community College in Jacksonville, and her M.C.P. From the University of North Florida, and she updated her own story this past October on the Hospice of New York's website at This company, and bringing the comfort and beauty of Hospice care to New York City, was the dream she and Michael shared and fulfilled together.

The family will host a celebration of her life when it is safe to gather, both in New York, the city of her birth and heart, and in Jacksonville, FL, the city where she raised her children and found lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family invites you to consider contributing to a fund set up in her name at Daniel Memorial, Inc., in Jacksonville, FL. It is a home and specialized facility for at risk youth where Vada worked as a psychiatric nurse for over ten years, and in recent years enjoyed serving on the board. Designate Vada Rosen as the reason for giving. The family will direct the fund as Vada would have, to serve as protection for vulnerable youth. The web address is:
Or mailing address is:
Daniel Foundation
4203 Southpoint Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216