NEW BERN - Rudolph DeRosa, 84, of New Bern, died May 30, 2012, at CarolinaEast Medical Center. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his son, Rudy and a grandson, Robert. Rudolph is survived by his wife, Adelaide Houston DeRosa; two daughters, Margherita DeRosa Richardson and husband Royce, of Madison, N.C., Dorothy DeRosa of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and his loving dog, Stray. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2012, at St. Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., followed by a rosary, Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Cotten Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the DeRosa family at cottenfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Cotton Funeral Home & Crematory, New Bern. Sign the guest book at kinston.com.
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Published in Free Press from June 3 to June 6, 2012