Anthony J. “Muzzy” Rosa, Ret. WPD

May 13, 2019

Anthony J. “Muzzy” Rosa, Ret. WPD
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Anthony J. “Muzzy” Rosa – of Woburn, peacefully, Monday, May 13th, at eighty-three years of age. Beloved husband of Evelyn (Donohue) Rosa. Father of Daniel Small of NH, Michael Rosa, his wife Carolyn, Michelle Rosa, Peter Lund, Mark Rosa, his wife Sabrina, all of Woburn, Andrew Hines, his wife Bridgit of TX, Tracy (Hines) of Iowa and the late Robin Rosa. Dear brother of Judy Souza of Tewksbury and the late Daniel Rosa, his wife Gloria of Woburn. Cherished “Grampy” of many, as well as survived by several nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, May 20th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Sunday afternoon, 2-6 p.m., in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Muzzy, donations may be made to the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Hospital 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730 or the American Alzheimer’s Association 225 North Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.  Retired Woburn Police Department.

Anthony J. “Muzzy” Rosa – a retired Woburn Police Officer, died peacefully, Monday, May 13th, at the Bedford VA Hospital. He was eighty-three years of age.

Born and raised in Woburn, Muzzy was a son of the late Donato Rosa and Mary (Mantini) Cirone. After High School, Muzzy served his country proudly for two years, as part of the US Army, until being honorably discharged.

For many years, Muzzy served the community of Woburn as a Police Officer. He loved Woburn and its people, and was honored to be a part of the Police Department.

In recent years, Muzzy enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee with old friends and also thoroughly enjoyed  “the thoroughbreds”. He was also an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed following Woburn Sports and supporting his grandchildren at their games.

Beloved husband of Evelyn (Donohue) Rosa. Father of Daniel Small of NH, Michael Rosa, his wife Carolyn, Michelle Rosa, Peter Lund, Mark Rosa, his wife Sabrina, all of Woburn, Andrew Hines, his wife Bridgit of TX, Tracy (Hines) of Iowa and the late Robin Rosa. Dear brother of Judy Souza of Tewksbury and the late Daniel Rosa, his wife Gloria of Woburn. Cherished “Grampy” of many, as well as survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, May 20th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Sunday afternoon, 2-6 p.m., in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Muzzy, donations may be made to the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Hospital 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730 or the American Alzheimer’s Association 225 North Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Monday, May 20th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 10 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours, Sunday afternoon, 2-6 p.m., in the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and in honor of Muzzy, donations may be made to the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Hospital 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730 or the American Alzheimer’s Association 225 North Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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  1. From Lakeland Florida.
    So sorry to hear about Muzzy’s passing. We had some great conversations about my Dad and his relationship with Muzzy. He was a good man and a good friend.
    He will be missed.
    Rest in peace .
    Coach Butch Murray

  2. Charlie Culhane

    Rosa family,

    Out thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  3. My condolences to the Rosa family , I only met Mr.Rosa a handful of times but he was always so very nice to me. My prayers are with the entire Rosa family

  4. Muzz had a caring spirit and always a cheery smile on his face. He was a sweet Grampy to Rachel and Vincent. We loved him!

  5. His career in law enforcement and the WPD will never be repeated. He will be known for the extra protection he provided

  6. Joanne Jordan

    Muzzi was one of the kindest men I’ve known and I am proud to call him “uncle”. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Kathy Cordaro

    Muzzy has been a friend of my family for over 50yrs, a good friend and his wife Evelyn is my best friend. You will be dearly miss by many.

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