Rosemary Medeiros Cadle, mother, grandmother and Ambassador of Happiness, has been recalled to Headquarters by her benevolent God and Savior. She was without parallel in her absolute devotion to her family, her encouragement to others and her passion for life.
Born August 18, 1944, Rosemary attended Tracy’s Central Grade School and graduated in 1962 from Tracy High School. She completed her Associate of Arts degree at Stockton’s Delta College in 1967 while employed by Macy’s Department Store.
She met her future husband, Tracy Police Officer James Cadle, on her 16th birthday. She had arrived at the Department to pick up her father, a city employee and friend of Cadle’s. The two exchanged a routine greeting, never suspecting what lie ahead for them.
Over the following seven year period, their paths crossed occasionally. A mutual attraction developed and grew until late January, 1967, when he asked for a date. From that day forward, they were inseparable. He asked her to marry him on March 2nd, and on July 1st, 1967, they were married at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Tracy.
They were blessed by the arrival of three marvelous daughters between 1969 and 1972, Stacey Ann, Susan Alise, and Nancy Annette. No mother was ever more dedicated, more protective, or more loving than she. As the girls began their elementary education, she volunteered regularly in the classroom. She subsequently became a classroom aide at the girls’ schools in Tracy, Stockton and Manteca.
Rosemary joined the Manteca United School District in 1981 as a Yard Duty employee at Shasta School. Her talent for interacting with students made her a true favorite of the children. Shooting baskets, competing in an occasional foot race and counseling on good behavior were her exceptional talents.
When Manteca United opened its first computer labs, Rosemary was appointed as a Computer Tech at Shasta. During each school year, she tutored over 600 students on the old Apple IIe computer. In her downtime between sessions she delivered messages to teachers, performed maintenance on classroom computers, and, using her first aid kit, performed minor first aid for staff. The latter consisted most often of providing band aids, cotton swabs and antiseptic. It gained her the nickname “Doc”, an appellation she carried with pride.
She served as the public address system announcer on Fridays. Not content with simply delivering the news, she composed original lyrics for the children, using popular music, and sang those songs with gusto. It was a hit performance with both staff and students.
Rosemary retired in 2005, and began an active pursuit of her new life. Purchasing a set of golf clubs, she took lessons and joined Manteca’s Sweet Swingers at the Manteca Golf Course. Until health limitations forced her retirement from the game in early 2015, she reveled in her success in low net scores, chip-ins and closest to the hole. During her competition, she amassed a grand total of $109.00, none of which she spent and all of which she kept separated from other funds.
In the intervening years, she delighted in the births of nine most welcome grandchildren. She marveled at the arrival of six boys, and was overjoyed in the symmetry of three granddaughters, one to each of her daughters.
She never forgot a birthday, always remembered their gift preferences, and stayed up to date on their music, lifestyle and clothing sizes. In exchange, she received the unflagging devotion of those dear children.
Each summer for more than thirty years, Rosemary, husband Jim, and their daughters took long road trips across America to Illinois, home of his parents. Jim always strove for a circuitous route to give the trips variety. They began those annual adventures in a Volkswagen Squareback with three small girls in the back seat, progressed to teenagers who helped drive the Chrysler 5th Avenue, and ended with the two alone again. Rosemary filled with aplomb the role of co-driver, navigator, motel selector, food monitor, and entertainer of small children.
Rosemary and Jim moved to Manteca’s Del Webb Woodridge in the Spring of 2011. She reveled in the community lifestyle and gained countless new friends. Her love for Woodbridge led her to accept a role as Woodbridge Ambassador. In that capacity, she met with prospective buyers and answered questions about the community, its lifestyle and the City of Manteca.
Following a short illness, Rosemary Medeiros Cadle was called Home on the evening of October 23rd, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving family. Although all those who loved her wished fervently for her to remain, it was clear that God had a greater need for her. One can only imagine her singing His praises, applying an occasional bandaid, and shooting a basket now and then.
Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Silveira Medeiros and Erma Isabel Andrada, and brother Joseph Gonsalves.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jim; daughters Stacey Cadle Dadasovich (Dave); Susan Cadle Kelly (Bradley) and Nancy Cadle; grandchildren Brett, Jimmy, Katelyn, and Andrew Dadasovich; Tayler, Nolan, and Kruse Kelly; and Emily Sola and Joseph Cadle. She is additionally survived by brothers Joseph Medeiros (Dee) and Roy Medeiros (Diane), sister Violet Foster (Richard) and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation is scheduled at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Road, Manteca, on Thursday, October 29 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Rosary and Vigil to follow. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 19399 East Highway 120, Ripon, on Friday, October 30 at 10 a.m. Burial will take place at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Escalon.
In lieu of flowers, Rosemary’s family requests donations in her name to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030. You may donate online at www.heart.org. Be sure to click the “Memorial” button in order that your donations may be acknowledged. An online guestbook is available at www.plfryandson.com.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, October 28, 2015