Rose Irene Meade, two months shy of her 100th birthday, of Mountain Top, died Sunday, September 15, 2019 in Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Nanticoke.
Born in Sugar Notch, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget McManamon Ginley and was a graduate of St. Charles High School, Sugar Notch. Being a woman of great faith, she was a member of St. Jude’s Church Mountain Top, and the former St. Catherines Church. Rose loved spending time with her family baking and cooking for them. She enjoyed giving her cherished family and friends her handmade crocheted doilies and paintings she created. She was an avid reader, especially poetry and would keep a journal.
In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry N. Meade; sons, James Meade, Robert Meade; daughter, Janet Keefe; grandsons, James Meade, John Keefe, David Ziminsky, Mark Ziminsky; great granddaughter, Michalene Dougherty; brothers, Michael, Thomas, Daniel and Eugene Ginley; sisters, Mary Greiner, Elinor Kearns, Margaret Solomon, Alice Cybuch Holmes, Ruth Wilverding and Theresa Ginley.
She is survived by sons, Thomas Meade of Arkansas, Paul Meade of Mountain Top; Harry Meade of Nanticoke; daughters, Rose Ziminsky of Kingston and Kathy Green of Mountain Top; brother, John Ginley of Wilkes-Barre; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:30 am at the Desiderio-Lehman Funeral and Cremation, 436 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 am in St. Jude’s Church, Mountain Top. Reverend Joseph Evanko will officiate. Interment will follow in Alberts Cemetery, Mountain Top.
Friends are invited to join the family on Wednesday, September 19, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home and Thursday morning, from 9:00 am until time of service.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care and compassion. Also to Jane Noonan, her caregiver, for her support and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Rose's memory to St. Jude Parish, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA 18707