Monday, February 4, 2013
Chester and Rosaria Andraka are remembered by their children as people who were "strong, physically and mentally."
A packed sanctuary was on hand for the traditional Roman Catholic funeral mass for Chester and Rosaria Andraka at St. Christopher Church on Littleton Road Monday morning. The ceremony did not allude to the violence of what the Morris County Prosecutor's office ruled as the murder of Rosaria Andrala and the suicide of Chester Andraka. Instead, the focus was on comforting openly weeping family members and impressing upon the congregants the importance of faith. The family entered the worship space and walked up the church aisle behind two mahogany-colored caskets draped ceremonially in white linen, per Catholic tradition. Liturgical readings including the 23rd Psalm ("The Lord is my shepherd...") emphasized comfort and tenacity. In his …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Flowers appeared as if out of nowhere as university continues to mourn Rosaria Andraka.
A collection of flowers stands outside the office where Rosaria Andraka worked as an honors program coordinator at Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ.com reported. The flowers began to appear not long after word came that Andraka, 43, was shot to death in her Parsippany home Monday morning, along with that of her husband, 46-year-old Chester Andraka, who shot himself fatallyActing Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. The body of her husband — Chester, 46, who had committed suicide — was also found there, Knapp said. In the days that have followed a number of FDU students have taken to the Internet to post tributes to Rosaria Andraka. Andraka had been with the university for more than eight years, according to her LinkedIn page. …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Chester and Rosaria Andraka were found dead in their Parsippany home last Monday.
Funeral arrangements have been made for a Parsippany couple found dead after a murder-suicide in their Medford Road home last week. Viewings for Chester and Rosaria Andraka are scheduled for Sunday from 1-6 p.m. at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home at 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. The funeral takes place Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Christopher Church, 1050 Littleton Road. The Andrakas, both Fairleigh Dickinson University employees, were found shot to death last Monday morning. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office ruled that Rosaria Andraka was murdered and that Chester Andraka committed suicide. Officials have not stated publicly that Chester Andraka murdered his wife. The couple have two children who attend FDU as students. An …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Rosaria Andraka advised honors students and helped coordinate educational opportunities outside the classroom.
Rosaria Andraka had a knack for guiding students during what could be an overwhelming time for them—starting college in an honors program. The honors program coordinator for Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham gave advice, explained scheduling and helped coordinate educational opportunities outside the classroom, such as having students participate in conferences and visit Washington, associate campus provost Brian Mauro said Wednesday. She also was charismatic, a class act, and lit up a room when she walked in, he said. "Rose was gifted at making students understand the process," he said. The campus is in mourning this week after Andraka, who worked for the university more than eight years, and her husband, Chester Andraka…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Honors coordinator Rosaria Andraka, who authorities say was killed and her husband committed suicide at their Parsippany home, is being remembered by students.
Read: Murder, Suicide Ruled in Deaths of FDU Professor, Wife
Chester and Rosaria Andraka called a 'perfect couple' found dead inside their Parsippany home.
A former Caldwell Police sergeant committed suicide and his wife was murdered inside their Parsippany home, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Chester Andraka, 46, committed suicide with a single gunshot wound and his wife, Rosaria Andraka, 43, was killed by "gunshot wounds inflicted upon her," according to a brief statement released Tuesday evening by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. The causes of the deaths were determined following an investigation and autopsies conducted by the Morris County Medical Examiner, Knapp said. No further information was released. The Andrakas, who were found inside their Medford Road home, were considered a "perfect couple," according to Karen Delli Santi, of West Caldwell, who grew up…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Chester and Rosaria Andraka, both FDU employees, found Monday morning.
A husband and wife were found shot to death in their Parsippany home Monday morning, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Chester Andraka, 46, and his wife, Rosaria Andraka, 43, were each found shot to death in their Medford Road home Monday at about 10 a.m., according to a statement released by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. Chester Andraka, who worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University, was a former Det./Sgt. with the Caldwell and Essex County police departments, according to his LinkedIn profile. Andraka was a part-time adjunct instructor at FDU, according to the university. Rosaria Andraka was also employed at FDU as an advisor and the honors program administrator, …