Jose A. Rosado Sr., 84, of Citrus Springs, FL, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
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Mr. Rosado was born on May 8, 1927, in Villalba, Puerto Rico, to Carmelo and Ramonita (Torres) Rosado.
In 1952, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he faithfully served his country in active duty until 1971, then in inactive duty until 1982. Mr. Rosado was also employed by General Electric Corporation in Plainville, CT, where he retired in 1989. He then shortly moved to Citrus Springs, FL, that same year.
In the beginning of his career as a young United States Marine, he fought in the Korean War in the early 1950s; later Mr. Rosado went on to earn two Purple Hearts for his courage and valor during the Vietnam War in the 1960s.
On September 3, 1955, Mr. Rosado married his lovely bride, Mrs. Ramonita (Santiago) Rosado, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The couple went on to have four children together and to travel the world.
He enjoyed HIS Boston Red Socks, golfing, bowling and many other sports, and serving in the VFW of Citrus Springs, FL.
He is survived by his always loving and faithful wife of almost 57 years, Ramonita Rosado; oldest son, Jose A. Rosado Jr. of Newington, CT; daughter, Ruth (Rosado) Alicea of Newington, CT; and youngest son, John D. Rosado of Kensington, CT; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and countless loving friends and neighbors both in Florida and Connecticut.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leon Rosado; and two sisters, Gloria and Carmen Rosado. And lastly, his loving son, Robert D. Rosado, whom he loved and cared for dearly.
Visitation is Wednesday at 5 to 7 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL. Mass of Christian burial is Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Citrus Springs, FL, with interment following at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors. Condolences may be left at www.RobertsofDunnellon.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on May 1, 2012