Retired administrator at Chelsea Soldiers Home

Published in the July 12, 2017 edition

Rosa-obit-webWAKEFIELD — Thomas A. Rosa, 72, of Wakefield and formerly of Chelsea, died peacefully Tuesday, July 11 at his residence.
Born in Everett on April 21, 1945, he was the son of the late Albert and Jessica (Szczepankowski) Rosa.
Mr. Rosa was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He then attended Saint John’s Seminary. Mr. Rosa had worked and retired from the Chelsea Soldiers Home where he had been the director of Human Resources. He had been a Wakefield resident for the past 12 years and was a dedicated member of St. Joseph Church.
He was the beloved husband of Nancy A. (Canty) Rosa. He was the loving father of Wendy Quatieri and her husband John of Peabody, Kristin Zimini and her husband John of Abington, and Jennifer Rosa of Wakefield. He was the brother of the late Joyce Rosa. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Nicholas and his fiancée Alexandra, Michael, Anthony, Alyssa and her husband Michael, and Kasie.
His funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10 a.m.
Interment to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.