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Anthony Joseph "Tony" LaRosa
  • My Brother's Table
    98 Willow St
    Lynn, MA 01901

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“I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family. May you find consolation reading Psalms 94:19 ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Roberts - ErC23Fort Lauderdale, FL

“To Joyce and family ... we are very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. May you find comfort and peace in warm memories. Cyndi & David Trefry ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Cynthia Trefry - Lynnfield, MA

“Joyce: I am so sorry for your loss. We go back a long way and I know the Love you each had for each other. Tony was a great guy, friend, team mate...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Fred Milton Milton - Ocala

“Our deepest sympathies to the Families.May they find comfort in Jesus's promise of a new world and paradise to come.Luc23:43( Please read). ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Mariette Remy - Huntersville, NC

“Dear Joyce,Our condolences to you and your loving family. Henry and I were so saddened to hear of Tony's passing. Tony was a wonderful administrator...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Joan Hooton - Melrose, MA

“A very popular teacher, class of 1966 ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Jack and jim. Archacki - IN

“I was saddened to hear of Mr LaRosa's passing and offer my condolences to his family. As a young student, he called me "Jet-Set" and spent time...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ken Lepere - Newport, NC

“Dear Joyce,Very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I enjoyed his company when he wold play golf with us on Wednesdays at Reedy Meadows. He was a good...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Patrick O'Leary - Port Charlotte, FL

“As a student at Melrose High School Mr. LaRosa was my favorite teacher, making math fun. When I returned to teach in Melrose, Tony was an assistant...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Jan Johnston - Wakefield, MA

“Tony helped me many times as a young man and I'll never forget that. My condolences to the LaRosa family ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Don Valerio - Melrose, MA

“The most wonderful man to work for. He was at the helm of Melrose Jr High and helped us assimilate and evolve into a dynamic middle school. He was a...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Debbie OConnor - Nahant, MA

“Mr LaRosa was always my absolute favorite teacher. From the time I had him for math at Coolidge School to writing a college recommendation he always...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Andrea Crescenzi-DeLuca - GA

“He taught me how to enjoy life; small stuff; smile and laugh; mostly, spontaneously! Funny; nice man. He was tough, swarthy of build (like the...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Ken Rowland - Nantasket Beach, MA

“My mom, Marie DeSisto, worked withMr LaRosa for many years as his secretary. She really loved her job and Mr LaRosa was a. Great boss, giving her...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Susan DeSisto, Vaughn - Newburgh, IN

“I am absolutely heartbroken to hear the news of "Uncle" Tony. My dad, Tom Humphreys, worked with him for decades, and we loved him dearly. He was...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Langlois (Humphreys) - MA

“I was a student at, what was then, Melrose Junior High. Although I never got called to the principal's office, I remember Mr. LaRosa as a kind and...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Maria Granfield - Melrose, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. For me, Mr. LaRosa was the only great thing I remembered out of the Melrose school system. He was kind and fair to...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Ackroyd - Student

“With deepest sympathy and continued prayers from the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative, Our Lady of The Assumption and St Maria Goretti Parish , staff...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Mary lou Goodwin - Peabody, MA

“With deepest sympathy and continued prayers from the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative, Our Lady of The Assumption and St Maria Goretti Parish, staff...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Lou Goodwin - Peabody, MA


Anthony Joseph "Tony" LaRosa, age 80, of Lynnfield died Monday, May 6 in Boston.

Tony was born in Everett on July 3, 1938 and was the son of the late Joseph A. and Phyllis (Colorusso) LaRosa.

Tony was raised in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1956. He later graduated from Boston College, Class of 1960 where he played right guard for the football team and received his advanced degree in education. He was the Principal of Melrose Middle School. During his retirement he spent much of his time volunteering at My Brothers Table. He enjoyed traveling the world with his family, particularly to Key Colony Beach, FL and fishing with his son and grandchildren.

Tony was the beloved husband of Joyce E. LaRosa. He was the loving father of Joseph Anthony LaRosa and his wife Pamela of North Reading, and Jody Donnelly and her husband James of Boxford. He was the brother of Olympia Addonizio and her late husband Nicholas of Dennis, MA, Carmella Sclafani and her late husband Charles of Fl., and the late Rose Sanderson of TX. He is also survived by his two grandchildren: Matthew Joseph LaRosa of Medford, and Ryan Michael LaRosa of North Reading.

A Funeral Mass will be held in Our Lady of Assumption Church, corner of Grove and Salem Sts. On Saturday, May 11 at 10am. Arrangements were in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield.

The family requests any donations may be made in Tony's name to My Brothers Table, 98 Willow St. Lynn, MA 01901.