Steven G. Rosa


5713 RosaSteven G. Rosa, 58, of N. Chelmsford died Friday Jan. 22, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.

He was the loving husband, best friend and soul mate of Susan (O’Sullivan) Rosa with whom he would have celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on June 4th.

Born in Amityville, NY on Sept. 7, 1957, he was a son of George Rosa of Naples, FL. and Westford and the late Dorothy Rosa. He was raised in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1975. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Lowell in 1979 and his Master’s Degree in Plastic Engineering in 1981.

For the past 28 years, Steven co-owned and operated Rosemont Engineering of Lowell with Richard Dumont who was more like a brother than his business partner.

Steve’s wife and children were the highlight of his life. He enjoyed playing Basketball and played every Thursday night. His happiest times were camping and family vacations at Seabrook Beach, “tandem” boogie boarding, bocce, “scat”, ”spacy eights” and “spoons”. He enjoyed competition, playing games and was always the life of the party.

Besides his wife and father, he is survived by a son, Bryan Rosa of Portland, ME; three daughters, Christine Martin and her husband Jonathan of Wells, ME, Jennifer Silva and her husband Eric of Townsend, MA and Brittany Rosa of Chelmsford, MA; three brothers, Thomas Rosa and his wife Katherine of Groton, MA, James Rosa of Naples, FL, Daniel Rosa and his wife Linda of Lexington, MA; two sisters, Nancy Rivet and her husband Joseph of Lyndonville, VT, Susan Arsenault and her husband, Stephen of Kansas City, MO; two grandchildren, Kylie Silva and Bradley Martin, and many nieces and nephews who thought the world of “uncle cookie”

Steve was always loving, humorous, a jokester, a teaser, and just FUN. He was an inspiration to all with his positive upbeat attitude and his: ”Don’t worry about it” outlook on life. Everyone Steve met, he touched in a very special way, and left a footprint in their heart.

A Celebration of Steven’s Life will be held on Wed Jan. 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Princeton Station 147 Princeton St. N. Chelmsford, MA. For those that wish, Memorials may be made in his name to Learn to Cope Organization, 4 Court St, Suite 110, Taunton, MA 02780 ( ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at


January 27, 2016
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Princeton Station Restaurant
  1. Diane Dormitzer says:

    Our thoughts and sadness to the Rosa family. We will always remember Steve.

  2. sheila sullivan says:

    Dear Sue Don’t know what to say, we talked often about our families, I know how much you loved each other by just the smile on your face when you mentioned his name. So sorry, will be in touch when I return to Mass. Thinking of you

  3. sheila sullivan says:

    Sue & Family So sorry, don’t even know what to say, hang onto all your happy memories

  4. Marjorie Friedman says:

    Dear Rosa family,
    I clearly remember Stevie growing up on
    Rumford Road, much a part of our family.
    I am so sad and send you all my condolences.
    Marjorie Friedman

  5. Lauri Seder says:

    Sue and the entire Rosa Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    With sincere condolences,

    Lauri Seder (Keyes)

  6. Deb Rexford says:

    Sue and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Steve was an amazing man who will be greatly missed. Wish we could be there with you to celebrate him.
    Love, Eric, Deb and Lexi

  7. Leslie and Steve Doucette says:

    Sue, Bryan, Christine, Jennifer, and Brittany:
    We are so very sorry for your great loss. We are keeping all of you in our daily thoughts and prayers and hope you are able to find comfort in the love and support of your family and friends. We had the pleasure of spending a few holidays and family celebrations with Steve and all of you over the years when the Rosas and Doucettes would come together. Steve was always so much fun to be around and so welcoming to all and such a genuine and happy soul. It is easy to see what an amazing husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle he was, and what an uplifting and enriching imprint he has made on those in his life.
    We also extend our thoughts and prayers to you George, and all of the Rosa siblings and their families, expecially Dan, Lin, Annie and Mike: we love you lots and are here if you need anything at all.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Leslie, Steve, Raquel, Steven and Nick Doucette

  8. Jonthan Freedman says:

    Dear Sue and Family,

    Mirrie and I want to express our deepest condolences for your loss. Steve was a great friend and a special person and he’ll always hold a place in my heart. The times we spent working together in NJ and our ski trips to NH and vacations at the Cape are great memories that will be with me forever. May he rest in peace.

    Love, Jon Freedman

  9. Joe Curro & family says:

    To the entire Rosa family,
    Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Steve. You have our deepest sympathy

  10. Fran Dufromont says:

    Dear Sue, So sorry to hear of your loss we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Fran and Ed Dufromont

  11. Elaine Silva says:

    Susan and family Sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping all in my thoughts and prayers

    Elaine Silva MAPHN

  12. Gary Singer says:

    Sue and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was shocked and very sad when I learned he was sick. I have been thinking of all are times together, all wonderful times. Steve was a wonderful person, and one that I will never forget. He was a great friend, and a family man. The Rosa Family was blessed to have Steve Rosa in there lives. It’s just sad he was taken so soon.

  13. Laura Leonard says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I worked with him for 15+ years at Firetrol and always enjoyed the times I got to spend with him he was such a positive and happy person. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  14. The Hurleys says:

    Our condolence to all the family. We were privileged to know Steve since moving next door to the Rosas in 1975. We watched him mature as a wonderful son and brother to an exceptional husband and father. He was always so welcoming and kind to Dan and Cait when they were children and then as adults. We will miss him.
    The measure of one’s life is not in years but in how they lived their life. Steve lived a life of goodness that is an example for all of us.
    Carol. Bill. Dan. and Caitlin Hurley

  15. Sue Hanly says:

    Sue, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I can’t begin to imagine what a painful and difficult time this is for all of you. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue Hanly

  16. Susan ( Kutchin) and Bob Pellegrino says:

    So Sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the
    family. Much love and keep his memory alive .

  17. MAPHN Metrowest/Central Chapter says:

    Dear Sue and family,

    It is with deepest sympathy that we send our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Your fellow PHNs of the MetroWest/Central Chapter of MAPHN

  18. Gail Johnson says:

    My heart goes out to the whole family ! I hope you find peace through this difficult time. All those wonderful memories you and your children have shared with Steve will hopefully find comfort in your hearts.

    Warm wishes,
    Gail Johnson

  19. Tricia Dzuris says:

    Dear Sue and Family, my heat aches for you all at the loss of your wonderful husband and father. Rick, I know how special the bond is between you and Steve and I grieve for your loss as well. May the love and closeness of family and friends bring you all the peace and comfort that you need during this heartbreaking time.

  20. Maria Tamagna says:

    Sue, So sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your husband, I can’t even imagine the magnitude of your sorrow! No words, my friend, thoughts and prayers from me (and the many people you have touched with your giving heart),to you during this difficult time….
    Hugs, Maria Tamagna

  21. Maria Tamagna says:

    Sue, So Sorry to hear about your husbands passing, I can’t even begin to imagine your sorry!!!! no words, my friend….. thoughts and prayers are with you from me and the many people you touch every day with your tremendous giving heart,Hugs. Maria Tamagna, Malden PHN.

  22. Mary McKenzie says:

    Sue & Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Mary McKenzie
    Immediate Past President

  23. steve smith says:

    Dear Sue and Family,

    It is with deepest regrets that I am writing to you. I have known Steve as a customer and as a friend for twenty five years. He was a wonderful man who I will miss greatly. My deepest sympathies go to you and your family.

    Steve Smith

  24. Tj Steen says:

    From everyone here at Controller Service & Sales, we are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. As a customer of ours for quite a few years, he was always a pleasure to talk to and was always upbeat & full of energy. He will surely be missed. We pray for peace for Susan & their children.

  25. Donna L. Pierce says:

    I was so very sorry to hear of your great loss. I wish you peace and strength with your family and Godspeed to your loving husband, best friend and soulmate.
    Donna L. Pierce R.N.
    Public Health Nurse
    Town of Reading

  26. Paul Quaglia says:

    Deeply Saddened by the passing of Steve. Nothing but fond memories having worked with Steve for many years as a vendor. He always had a Smile & Kind word when I stopped by.

    May the Grace of GOD be with his Family to carry them through this most difficult time.

  27. Charlene Pindara says:

    Sue, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing, i will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope you find comfort of all your wonderful memories.

  28. Brian and Enie Quinn says:

    Sue and family,
    We are so sorry to hear this news. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. With deepest condolences,
    Brian and Enie Quinn and family

  29. Arleen panaligan says:

    Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Steve. My prayers go out to you and your family

  30. E Moore Quinn says:

    Dearest Susan and Family:

    Wishing you peace and joy in the memories of a life well lived, filled with loving kindness.

    Peace in every step,

    Eileen Moore Quinn and Family

  31. Nancy Harner says:

    Sue and family,
    Wendy and I are sending the most heartfelt of sympathy going out to the family and we pray that these next days are filled with family to help you in these hours and days ahead.. To be so young to be missed already in life, just isn’t fair, but as Dad said “when God calls you to his side, you go forth.” We have read about Steve and he was definitely a large part of a loving family and a rich life. The great memories will be with all of you forever. Celebrate his life to the fullest and pass on the qualities of life he has left for all of you to remember and share.
    We send our love and prayers to all.
    Nancy Harner and Wendy Hulkowich(Willis)

  32. Patricia Onanian says:

    Dear Sue and Family,

    Our prayers and deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Steve. May God guide you through this most difficult time and ease your pain.


    Jerry & Patty Onanian

  33. Marty Quinn says:

    Sue, you have my deepest sympathy, I can’t imagine your sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family if there is anything I can do for you please don’t hesitate to call. Sent with much love.

  34. Sharon Willis says:

    Dear Susan and family.
    I am so sorry that Steve has gone to see the Lord. He is in a better place. Sorrow will be a part of you but you have many good memories to sustain you. I’m so glad I got to see him before he passed because I have good memories of him too. You knew he was well loved and he enjoyed his family and life. Know that prayers are with you always.

  35. Nancy Patterson Breault says:

    Sue & Family,

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
    May Steve’s memory be eternal.

    Nancy Patterson Breault

  36. Ann Bertos says:

    Sue and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m thankful to have had the privilege to have met Steve. I will always remember the caring, humble and quiet man who has helped so many in our Learn2Cope family. My prayers go out to you and your family.

    Ann Bertos

  37. Donna Cooper says:

    Sue and family – heart felt sorrow and prayers be with you. I am there for you – just give a shout out.

  38. Dennis and Marie Bolton says:

    To all of the family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s illness and passing. He was a wonderful man and we are all a little better because of him. You have our symapthy, prayers and thoughts.

    Dennis and Marie (Curro) Bolton

  39. The Patno Family says:

    Dear Sue and Family,
    We are so sad to hear of Steve’s passing. We wish you peace, comfort, and strength in all the beautiful memories you have of your time together.
    Our condolences and prayers for all of you,
    The Patno Family

  40. Mike Parisi says:

    Sue and family, I am so sorry about the loss of Steve. Please accept my sincerest condolences. I met Steve through my cousin Paul several years back. I felt an instant connection with Steve as I’m sure every one who met him did. Such a positive fun-loving guy. Always doing things to make people laugh.

    Miss you Steve.

    With sincerest condolences. Mike

  41. Jeanne and Rob Yanaro says:

    Dearest Sue & family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We are out of the country at the time and so sorry we will not be able to attend the Celebration of Steve’s life–what a beautiful idea.
    Jeanne & Rob Yanaro

  42. Mary Lou Gianni says:

    So sorry for your loss, sending strength to you and yours to get through this difficult time. I am sure your loving memories of Steve and how he helped so many in our Learn to Cope family. Glad to have met both of you in the difficult times of my life. So sorry to read of his passing.

  43. Joanne Grasso says:

    My condolences to you and your family

  44. Bob Macdonald says:

    So very sorry for everyone’s loss. Had not seen Steve recently, but our company had many Rosemont experiences over the last 20+ years and every single communication, customer visit and challenge was met with a high level of competence, creativity and above all ‘extreme’ sense of humor. We really enjoyed our times with Steve and certainly feel the hurt to know he is gone. Our very best wishes go to Susan and Family along with Rick and the Rosemont family. You are all in our prayers.

  45. Mark Morse and family says:

    Sue and children,

    I was so sorry to learn of Steve’s passing. My condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Alan Macdonald says:

      We are all shocked and dismayed at this sad news. We have many wonderful memories of working with Steve and Rick for a very long time. We are so sorry for the family’s and Rosemont’s loss and hope that you will consider ARMAC as a willing and anxious supporter in any way in the months ahead. Our prayers go out to Susan and family and Rick and Rosemont, as well.

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