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Rose M. Ledden

-OCT. 16, 2012

October 18, 2012

Rose Melillo Ledden passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the home of her son, Kevin, surrounded by her family.

A native of Bloomfield, N.J., Rose was the daughter of Angelo Melillo and Maria Rubetillo Melillo of Italy.

She married John Phillips Ledden in 1955. Together, they raised five children.

Rose was a devoted wife and mother, and was affectionately admired by her 10 grandchildren.

She was an excellent cook and delighted in gathering her family around a well-set table.

She was known for her wonderful pies, and festive sugar cookies made for holiday celebrations.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Melillo.

Rose is survived by her brother, Franklin Melillo; her sister, Catherine D'Ambrosio (Joe); her children, Rosemary Dennis (Patrick), John Phillips Ledden Jr. (Chanette), Edward Ledden (Inge), Patricia Atherton (Michael), and Kevin Ledden (Tracy); and 10 grandchildren, Riley and Emily Ledden, Christopher and Nicholas Ledden, John, Ashley, Courtney and Morgan Ledden, and Tradd and Logan Dennis.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rose's memory may be sent to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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