Rose King

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Rose King

AGE: 97 • Highland Park

Rose Milea King, died peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, her 97th birthday. Mrs. King was born in Mayfield, Pennsylvania and after living in Scranton moved to Highland Park 67 years ago. She was a member of the Highland Park Senior Citizens. Mrs. King dedicated her life to caring for family and children. She and her husband, John, helped raise over 18 foster children as well as giving a home to countless nieces and nephews. She never closed her door to anyone. She was an expert dressmaker, a good cook and an avid artist, working in oils.

Mrs. King is the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Casali Milea, the wife of the late John C. King, and sister of the late Angelina Migliori and Mary Reedy. She is survived by her brother, Anthony Milea of Stewartsville, N.J. and her children; Gerard and Dr. Edwina King of Franklin Twp., N.J.; Mary Ellen and Dr. Edward Goracy of Glastonbury, Connecticut; Carolyn and Dr. Frank Lumia of Allentown, N.J.; Peg and Joseph Ehrhardt of Hamilton Sq., N.J.; Joseph and Mary Anne Malone of the Villages, Florida; and Sylvia and Steven Karlowski. She also has 16 grandchildren: Christine Poscich, John Goracy, Brian Goracy, Rebecca Materazzo, Jennifer Campbell, Jonathan King, Dr. Margaret E. Lumia, Joseph Lumia, Dr. Mary Beth Altier, Karen Shubert, Patricia Saddedine, William Miller, Joseph Malone, Celeste Trasky, and Roslyn and Stephen Karlowski; 20 great-grandchildren, a special niece and nephews, Marie Fingerhut and Thomas and Raymond Battaglia, her full-time caregiver, Zena, and a foster daughter, Dorothy Bennett of Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday at the Jaqui-Kuhn Funeral Home, 17 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park followed by a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Paul the Apostle R.C. Church, Highland Park. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Brunswick. Relatives and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home. ( In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Attn: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780 (

Published in Home News Tribune on Oct. 14, 2011