Henry Rosa

Henry F. Rosa

1938 - 2020

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Henry Rosa, age 81, beloved husband of Barbara Kirpas Rosa of Ansonia, died peacefully on February 28, 2020 at the CT Hospice Branford. Born in Waterbury on October 12, 1938, he was the son of the late Frank and Teresa Pettine Rosa. Mr. Rosa was raised in Waterbury, graduated from Sacred Heart High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Mt. St. Mary College, MD. He was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked for the NEC America, Co. of Shelton for over 20 years, until the time of his retirement in 2001. Mr. Rosa was a Communicant of St. Augustine Church, Seymour, enjoyed stamp collecting, reading, as well as being an avid fan of the NY Yankees & the UCONN Men’s & Women’s Basketball. In addition to his wife of 34 years, Mr. Rosa is survived by cousins, Michael (Anne) Pettine and Patricia (Nicholas) Diorio, each who provided unwavering love, compassion and support during Henry’s illness. He is also survived by cousins, Susan A. (Kenneth) Wilke, Vincent Rosa, Adeline Costa and a most dear, Gloria Caldarone. Private interment took place previously in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at 10:30AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at St. Augustine Church, 35 Washington Ave., Seymour, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or to the Griffin Community Cancer Center, Griffin Hospital Development Fund, 130 Division St., Derby, CT 06418. The Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia is in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.
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Memorial Service

10:30 am
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
St. Augustine Church
35 Washington Ave.
Seymour, Connecticut, United States
Military Honors