OBITUARY

Thomas Rosazza

October 13, 1942September 14, 2012

Tom, 69 years old, was born and raised in Torrington, Connecticut. He graduated from Providence College in 1965 and the University of Hartford in 1966. He served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970 as an Education Officer for a corrections program and went on to work in the criminal justice system as the Assistant Warden of Treatment at the Maryland House of Correction and as the Executive Director of the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards.

In 1985 he moved his family to Colorado and began his own business as a Criminal Justice Consultant. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a passion for social justice, and the desire to help those less fortunate.

Tom leaves behind his wife Mary Jo, sons Michael (Mihira), Christopher (Colleen), Matthew (Lauren), daughter Anne Marie (Severin) and three grandchildren, Milana, Avani, and Lucas.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Friday September 21, 2012 at 2pm at St Patrick Catholic Church in Colorado Springs.

He will be greatly missed.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, September 21, 2012
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Anita Sanchez

May 10, 2013

Mary Jo, Michael, Chirstopher, Matthew and Anne Marie and family: I just found out about Tom's passing and let me express my condolences. I worked with Tom on a case of mine. I am in New Mexico and it was quite some time ago. However, I though so much of him and he was great at what he did! I have recommended him to colleagues over and over and am saddened by his passing. My sincerest condolences.

Lou Ann Cyrus

January 28, 2013

Mrs. Rosazza and family, Although I apologize that this is long overdue, I wanted to extend to you my deepest sympathies at the loss of your devoted husband, father & grandfather. Tom worked as an expert witness for me in numerous cases, and I had the pleasure of getting to know him as we rode all over these West Virginia hills visiting correctional facilities. Many of our discussions involved him telling me about his family--his beautiful wife, children & grandchildren. Although I am sure everyone who knew Tom knows how he exuded a love for life and always had a smile for everyone, he had a special sparkle when he spoke about his family, whom he obviously loved very, very much. When he found out that I like to travel, he told me about all of the places that he and his wife had visited, and I could tell those were some of the greatest moments of his life. He was a great storyteller and a joy to be around. The positive attitude with which he fought his illness was a true inspiration. I hope you will be comforted by all of the wonderful memories you have,and I pray for peace for all of you. Lou Ann Cyrus, Esq. (Charleston, WV)

Dane Ganoung

October 18, 2012

Tom, We only knew each other for short time, but that time was filled with laughter, respect, and hard work! You came to me at one of your weakest points physically but left me so much stronger mentally. You fought your way back to be there for your family. You taught me to respect life, embrace difficulty and most importantly to live laugh and love! I have been blessed to have known you and I want to personally thank you for making me a better man. May your soul rest in piece and may god bless your loved ones. Until we meet again my friend.

Vic Jacobsen

October 8, 2012

I will miss your sense of humor and genuine friendship. My life is richer because of you. Your spirit will live on in our hearts.

October 1, 2012

Mary Jo, we were out of town and just heard about Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Terry and Donna Plunkett

Ed Ryan

September 29, 2012

Dear Mary Jo, I was saddened to hear about Tom. We had many great times together growing up in Torrington. I saw the news in the Torrington Register this week and was greatly saddened. We had so many good times and laughs together. Hanging out with Tom was always a blast and I will never forget Tom and what a great person he was. I would like to send a card if you can send me your address to my email. 420042@gmail.com My address is: 26 Thompson Heights, Torrington 06790. Love, Ed Ryan

Bill Ryan

September 29, 2012

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I fondly remember Tom from Torrington. He was a friend of my brother Ed. Tom always had a smile and good word to me (as a younger kid) when he came by our house to play cards on the weekend with the guys.

September 28, 2012

My heart goes out to Tom's wife and family. He died too young! Tom was from one of Torrington's great families. I am sure he enriched the lives of people he knew over the years. Archbishop Peter and Joan, know my thoughts are with you. (Joan, from these messages I now know that we are Kappa sisters...life is interesting!). prayers are going out to you ...Cathie Houlihan Perga, Los Altos Hills, CA

Jack Wallace

September 28, 2012

To the Rosazza Family... I just cannot believe this ! Tom was a great friend and we shared many laughs together. I remember all those great parties in the basement rec room at his parents's home on Pilgrim Road. We were in the Vahabonds Drum Corps together and often practiced while he was driving the Mertz delivery truck. Just saw him last year at his THS Class of '60 reunion, where I had the pleasure of being the guest DJ. I just feel awful ! Condolences to a wonderful family.
Sincerely,
Jack Wallace
Torrington CT
860-496-1945
jackwfire@gmail.com

Leslie Schwager

September 26, 2012

Just learned of Tom's passing tonight and am shocked. So sorry to see him go. He was such a friendly, fun-loving person, always looking on the bright side of things. My heart goes out to the family. He will be missed in our neighborhood.