Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Ada Rausch
Ada Marie Rausch passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was 94.
The daughter of the late Costantino Battista and Angela Maria Tarquinio, she was born May 25, 1924 in McKees Rocks, PA. She was the widow of Paul A. Rausch who predeceased her almost a year ago to the day.
She is survived by her son Gregory Rausch and his wife Linda and their six children; her son Norbert Rausch and his wife Susanne and their two children; her son Joseph Rausch and his wife Nora and their five children; her son Thomas Rausch and his wife Georgia and their four children; her daughter Monica McGill and her husband Joe and their three children; her son Edward Rausch and his wife Karen and their four children; her daughter Angela Ruggeri and her husband Joseph and their five children; her daughter Corina Rausch; her son Frederick Rausch and his wife Shabnum and their nine children; all told, thirty-eight grandchildren, and sixty-three great-grandchildren; a sister: Madeline Vogel of Moon Township, PA; a brother-in-law: Francis Rausch of McKeesport, PA; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by four sisters: Elia, Emily, Dora and Matilda.
Many of her accomplishments included being a founding member of the Forestburgh Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary; a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America, German-American Club in Middletown and a former Cub Scout Leader.
Mom was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always there and present in our lives. She was the nurturing pillar and glue for our family. Sunday breakfasts, her wonderful sense of humor and the Italian outbursts that came out when her family really tested her patience. Mom was truly a saint. She was a woman who raised nine children and somehow managed to keep the house clean and in order. She was completely selfless, kind and giving. There wouldn’t be a time when she wouldn’t welcome someone into the house even when they just stopped by to say hello. She would throw on her apron and start cooking. She was extremely loved by her entire family. The true love and devotion that she had for our father and that they had for each other, we would have never been where we are today. We learned the lesson of love for God and family through her unwavering love. We learned the strong message of love and compassion and to always have faith no matter how hard things were. The foundation of her example has been a powerful part of our lives. The sweet soul she had will truly be missed. Her legacy will continue for generations to come.
Family & friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, October 9 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 10 at 10:00am at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Broadway and Liberty Street in Monticello with Fr. John Tran officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Forestburgh.
Arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello NY; for additional information or to send an online condolence, please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com
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