Vada Ann Rosen

  • Died: January 31, 2021
  • Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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New York, NY 10036

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Tribute & Message From The Family


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 https://www.hospiceny.com/about-us. 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:
https://www.danielkids.org/donate/give-now/
Or mailing address is:
Daniel Foundation
4203 Southpoint Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216