Josephine  LaRosa

Josephine LaRosa

12-10-1936 - 07-26-2020
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Josephine LaRosa, 83, of East Rutherford, passed away on Sunday, July 26th after a long illness.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY to Angelo LaRosa and Mildred (Née Nucilla), on December 10, 1936.

Josephine was full of Love for life, and all it has to offer. She enjoyed the Arts, especially Broadway, the Opera, and her all time favorite, Elvis Presley. She also loved to travel, and spend time with friends and family.

She enjoyed a successful career as a Senior Executive Secretary to the Law Department at Becton Dickinson, spanning over 40 years of dedicated service, retiring in 2011.

She was devoted to her church, St. Joseph’s, East Rutherford, and was filled with a strong faith.

Josephine is survived by her loving sister, Rosalie Terribile, her niece, Valerie Negra & her husband, Ron, their daughter, Jennifer Losee & her husband Jim, their son Gavin, and also by her nephew, Frank Terribile & his wife Despina, and their children, Frankie and Andreanna.

Funeral will be private.
*In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of America, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, NJ 07068.
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Donna Baumann

Posted at 03:29pm
The BD 25 Year Parties will never be the same without Jo. Her joy, enthusiasm and passion of life was unmatched. I will miss dancing with her at the parties.

Linda Kiernan

Posted at 07:44am
One word: ELVIS! Mary Lou Kittren reminded me of the day Elvis came to Becton Dickinson to sing for Jo. We’ll never forget it!

Maria Lapidus

Posted at 07:38pm
I have great memories of Auntie Jo. She was always so loving and kind to Laura and I. She was thoughtful in everything she did. My favorite memory was when she took me on my first trip outside the US to Puerto Rico. We had such a lovely time. She got such a kick out of all the young guys paying attention to her and all the older men paying attention to me. It was quite funny. But what was really funny was her booking a tour to the Bacardi Rum factory at 9am in the morning! Every time I think about her I think of how interested she was in everything going on in my life and that I was happy. She was really a beautiful person and will be greatly missed! My sympathies to all who loved her. Maria and Roy Lapidus

Joseph Alu Posted at 11:02am

I’ve known Josephine & her sister Rose for a Wonderful 27 years! What can I say about a close & dear friend. I met her @ St Joseph’s Franciscan Parish (before it changed). I was a usher / choir member. What I’ll always remember is her closeness to her sister, and when Rose moved, her excited need that she was going to see her (and confess to me the following Sunday, why she did a no show, and all the wonderful things she did with her family). She also became Queen of the Twist Contest at most if not all the church dance parties, & I her dancing partner! She wasn’t just filled with life, she Was Life, busy enjoying it like a Mexican Jumping Bean! Never sitting still! All the dates had to go through the LaRosa test! Believe me, she wasn’t afraid to say, Joe you can do better or be careful, I know these things. Then when she met Roseangela, Jo lite up and said She’s a Keeper! When we announced our engagement, Jo was the First to give us a bottle of wine & beautiful card (of course kisses and hugs)! In both Roseangela and my mind Josephine Was at our wedding eating, dancing and enjoying herself! So, as I close, we Will be healthy & together again! I heard Heaven has a heck of a band that plays nonstop, and there we’ll find her smiling and dancing! Until then, we love you! Joseph & Roseangela Alu

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