DeRosa, Thomas J. Tim??? of Rockport and Bradenton, Florida, formerly of Woburn, September 6th, beloved husband of the late Margaret R. (Callahan) DeRosa. Devoted father of Charles A. Chuck??? and his wife Linda, and Thomas Jr. Tim??? and his wife Kathleen, all of Woburn, Richard and Robert Rob???, both of Boston, and Robyn McGilvary and her husband John of Bedford, NH. Brother of Charles Sonny??? of York, ME, Lenora Sis??? Roberts, and Alfred DeRosa, both of Woburn, and the late William P. Del??? DeRosa. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and his dear friend and companion, Carol Johnson of Rockport. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, September 9th, at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Tims memory to the Woburn Boys and Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.
Thomas J. Tim??? DeRosa, well-known Woburn businessman and community leader, passed away at the Seacoast Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester on Friday, September 6th, at the age of eighty-two. He was the husband of the late Margaret R. (Callahan) DeRosa, who died in 1979.
Born in Woburn and brought up in the Salem Street area, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Anna (Tedesco) DeRosa. He graduated from Woburn High School with the class of 1939 and attended Rindge Technical School in Cambridge.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the Army Corps of Engineers in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations.
In 1946 he started a business with his brothers, DeRosa Inc., a company which specialized in site development and heavy equipment operations. He retired from the business in 1982 and moved to Bradenton, Florida in 1984, but continued to spend every summer on Cape Ann.
Tim was very involved in a variety of civic organizations in Woburn, including the Woburn Lodge of Elks and the Kiwanis Club, of which he was a past president. Through the Kiwanis Club he was at the forefront of various successful fundraising projects, including Operation Pride. A charter member of the Boys Club of Woburn, he served on its Board of Directors and actively supported the club for many years. He was very involved in organizing the Woburn Little League and was instrumental in building Weafer Park as well as the original Library Park ball field in the 1950s.
An avid golfer, Tim held membership in the Andover Country Club.
In addition to his wife Margaret, he was preceded in death by a brother, William P. Del??? DeRosa.
Surviving are four sons, Charles A. Chuck??? DeRosa of Woburn and his wife Linda, Thomas Jr., Tim??? DeRosa of Woburn and his wife Kathleen, Richard DeRosa and Robert Rob??? DeRosa, both of Boston; a daughter, Robyn McGilvary and her husband John of Bedford, NH; two brothers, Charles Sonny??? DeRosa of York, Maine, and Alfred DeRosa of Woburn; and a sister, Lenora Sis??? Roberts of Woburn.
He was the beloved grandfather of eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He also leaves his dear friend and companion, Carol Johnson of Rockport.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, September 9th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will be private.
Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made in Tims memory to the Boys and Girls Club, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801.