Rosemarie McFadden, 53, of Lehighton, formerly of Jim Thorpe, died suddenly, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Blue Mountain Health Systems, Gnaden Huetten Campus.
Rosemarie earned her degree in early childhood education from Essex County Community College. She was the director of the Robin's Nest Learning Center and Child Care of Lehighton.
- She was a graduate of the High School of the Sciences, Newark, N.J.
Rosemarie had served as vice principal and educator at the Victory Christian Fellowship Academy of Linden, N.J. for many years, and was a deacon of the Victory Christian Fellowship Church
A member of Cross Roads Community Church, she was active in the worship team, where she could show her vocal talents. A strong work ethic and sense of humor enamored her to many.
Rosemarie was very social. She enjoyed scrap booking, and playing scrabble. She had been a foster mother to over 15 children.
Born in Sumter, S.C., she is the daughter of Irene Delores (Abrams) McFadden of Linden, NJ., and the late Isaac McFadden.
She is also survived by her three daughters, Tanisha McFadden of Lehighton; Deliann Mc-Fadden of Puerto Rico; Kayona I. McFadden of Lehighton; a sister, Irene D. (McFadden) Sparrow, wife of Raymond of Linden, N.J.; brothers, Isaac McFadden of Elizabeth N.J.; Marnell Jester of New Brunswick, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews.
Services: Funeral service will be at Christ Evangelical Free Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.
Interment will be at Christ Evangelical Free Church Cemetery of Lehighton.
Family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Christ Evangelical Free Church of 2420 Blakeslee Blvd., West Lehighton, Pa. 18235.
Memorials in her memory can be made to Cross Roads Community Church, 580 Coal St., Lehighton, Pa. 18235, where a fund will be established to help her daughters.
Online registry and condolences may be signed at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements are being handled by E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pa.
Published in Times News on Nov. 26, 2013