Visitation at Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Raymond J. Rosa
Raymond J. Rosa, age 63, beloved husband of Jill Piccirillo Rosa, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Bridgeport Hospital after a long and valiant fight. Born in Waterbury on April 22, 1955, he was the son of the late Raymond R. Rosa and Angela Mangiapane Rosa. Ray graduated from Holy Cross High School in Waterbury where he competed on the baseball and wrestling teams and then went on to Post University where he received a bachelor's degree in accounting. Ray was a 9/11 Survivor and worked in New York City for over 20 years as an operations manager and vice president of commodities clearing at Bank of America on Wall St. After 9/11 he changed careers and became a quality control supervisor at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. until his retirement.
Ray had a big personality and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He had the ability to bring joy and happiness to everyone he met. Even during his most difficult days, Ray would cheer up the person who called to cheer him up. He always loved music. His favorite group was Led Zeppelin and he was an avid fan of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Ray enjoyed playing the drums and guitar, playing baseball, riding his Harley, a good game of backgammon and playing with his dog Max.
In addition to his beloved wife Jill of 10 years, survivors include his three loving children, Steven, Michael and Carli, two loving stepchildren, Geoffrey and Elizabeth, two sisters, Cynthia and her husband Michael Lawson and Elizabeth and her husband Alan Manna, two aunts, Frances and her husband Alfred Durante and Gloria Calderone, four cherished grandchildren, Nikki, Justin, Lucas and Dominick and two cherished step grandchildren, Brooklynn and Everleigh as well as many cousins.
Family and friends may call on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Margaret's Shrine, 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Nichols Village Burial Grounds, Cemetery Road, Trumbull, CT.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ray's memory may be made to: Yale New Haven Hospital, Office of Development, Closer to Free Fund for Smilow Cancer Hospital, PO Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508-9979 Email: http://www.closertofree.com