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 (www.learn2cope.org). ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com