Rosa Maria Lombardi

December 14, 1934February 5, 2019

LOMBARDI, Rosa Maria age 84, of Dover, FL passed away Tuesday February 5, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born on December 14, 1934 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Earl John & Josephine Marie Driscoll. She received her BA from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH. Rosa began her life as a wife & mother in Lighthouse Point, FL where she raised her 8 children until they moved to Brandon, FL in 1979. Rosa was a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, FL.

She was a dedicated advocate for children’s rights & served as a Guardian Ad Litem case manager & volunteer for many years.

Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Theodore Lombardi Sr., her son Theodore Lombardi Jr, daughter Antionette Cuellar & sister-in-law Joann (William) Ranaghan.

Rosa was a beloved wife, mother, & grandmother & was devoted to her family, friends, & her Catholic faith. She was strong loving wife & mother who always put the needs of her family before her own. She created a home where all were loved & welcomed.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Mary (Oscar) Johnson, Cathy (Rick) Destein, Roseann (Robbie) Brown, & sons Francis (Sandra) Lombardi, John Lombardi, Samuel Lombardi & son-in-law David Cuellar.

She is survived by her brother Father Samuel Driscoll, sister Josephine (LaVene) Howard, brother-in-law Renato (Dorothy) Lombardi. Twenty grandchildren, six great grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A visitation for Rosa will be held Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Stowers Funeral Home, 401 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511. A funeral service will occur Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Nativity Catholic Church with a graveside service to follow at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 11, 2019

Rosa Maria Lombardi

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Lillian and Howard Wiebeld

February 11, 2019

I did not spend a lot of time with Rosa, but when I did see her, she always had a smile to share. I thought of her as a strong woman with deep faith. To raise eight children and then to lose two of them proved she had to be close to the Lord to go on, with the strength only God can give.
To her beautiful family, we send our deepest sympathy, our prayers and our love.
Lillian and Howard Wiebeld