John Sebastian DeRosa, of Tuckahoe, NY, age 78, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2023, surrounded in prayer by his loving wife and children. John was born in The Bronx, NY, on December 8, 1944 to Carmela and Modesto DeRosa, joining two older siblings Juliana and Richard.
John is survived by his beloved wife, Denise Dziorney DeRosa, his children, son John DeRosa, Jr., daughter Dana DeRosa DeFeo and husband Paul DeFeo, and grandchildren, Guy DeFeo, Marisa DeFeo and her fiancé, Todd Benvenuti, brother Richard DeRosa, and nephew Gregory DeRosa and family. His loving sister, Juliana DeRosa, pre-deceased him 3 years ago.
John’s greatest passion was his beautiful family; his 2 children and 2 grandchildren, were his shining stars! John never met a stranger, he enjoyed life and was filled with enthusiasm, a big smile, and a big heart! In addition, his lifelong joy of cooking from an early age led to a career he developed in the restaurant industry, preparing and serving many delicious meals from various establishments he created in the NY area. He proudly served with much love his family, friends, and patrons. His son John followed in his footsteps. John and his wife Denise shared many wonderful times traveling in Europe, cruising and enjoying their retirement in Florida, where many new friends were made.
Please join us in celebrating John’s life. Visitation, Friday, September 15th, 5-8 p.m., McGrath Funeral Home, 20 Cedar Street, Bronxville NY. A funeral mass will be served, Saturday, September 16th, 9:45 a.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 15 Cedar Street, Bronxville. Interment to follow, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 575 Hillside Avenue, White Plains.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to:
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA 01263
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 200 S. Park Road, suite 100
Hollywood, Florida 33021