Rejean J. Rosa
June 6, 1937 – April 12, 2021
On Monday, April 12, 2021, Rejean John Rosa, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 82. He was born in Sherbrooke Canada and was the second youngest of 10 children. He immigrated to the United States at the age of 25 looking for more opportunity. He loved to ice skate, box, and ride motorcycles. John was a master mechanic and owned J&M Mobile located on New Britain Avenue. He raised two children with his wife Monique in East Hartford Connecticut. John and Monique loved to play cards with their friends. He enjoyed cruising and traveling to warmer destinations, especially to Mexico and the Caribbean. He adored his grandchildren and attended as many of their school and sporting events as he could. John is survived by his brother Guy and sister Jeanine, daughter Christine, son Michael, grandchildren Kyle, Hailey, Lauren, Alec, Dane, and numerous nieces and nephews. Monique was the love of John’s life. She was his soulmate. We are grateful he is with her again and for him to have been in our lives. He was loving, mindful of others, tolerant, honest, and direct as the day is long. He positively influenced many lives, and we will forever carry his memory in our hearts. Please feel free to leave a memory or a message of condolence. Services for Mr. Rosa will be private for immediate family.
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Rejean J. Rosa
April 27, 2021
To Chris and Mike and rest of Clans, When l first move to Cheney Lane, Your Parents were first person l met. He always had beautiful smile and your Parents pretty much did Everything together. I do remember your Parents drive a jazzy car with no top. They both love drive that car your dad always wave me. As he got older he no longer wave me. He became a private man. He was always first morning on go. I will missed a black car in morning. We have 3 original gang left on Cheney Lane. he was a great dad and neighbors there was so much in love with your Parents like my Parents you don’t see that today. So long John you definitely will be missed. My prayer to entire family at this difficult time. Hugs Pat Adams
Carmelo J. Aka. Carl Sena
April 18, 2021
A great and wonderful man my heart goes out to Chrissy and Mike you lost a wonderful father I could never thank him enough for how he helped me to go to trade school and work for him he was a jolly spirit and a wonderful man. I miss those great times working for him. I hope everything is well with Chris and Mikey.....
Renard "joe" & Loretta Clavette
April 17, 2021
We were so sadden to find out our friend of many years passed away. He will be missed. We have fond memories of him and Monique. He will be with her now. May he rest in peace.
April 17, 2021
Is a tough act to follow. The stories, no matter how outrageous, were verified in conversations throughout the years when we would vacation at my grandmother’s house in Sherbrooke Canada. The annual pilgrimage would drive up old route 5 before 91N was finished. We talked about them. We’d stop in Magog before seeing his mom and spend the day on his brother’s dairy farm. He was the 2nd youngest of 10 and it was a big deal when we’d visit his mom. Loud, laughter and never enough room eventually spilling outside. He loved his family. His mom was the rock. She didn’t speak a word of English but her smile, a cheek pinch, and a look in the eye spoke volumes. Dad’s stories involved motorcycles, boxing, hockey, and my mom Monique. When he wasn’t telling stories, he didn’t say much. He didn’t have to. A look was a thousand words. He taught me about a work ethic, loyalty, humility, patience, compassion, forgiveness, and tolerance. He taught me common sense is not common, to work smarter not harder. He showed me what true love was when he looked at my mom. I had the honor and privilege to visit with him over the past 6 months and talk about those life lessons. Sometimes, the same story. It never got old or failed to bring a smile to his face.
I’ll miss my dad. I’ll never forget him. I love you dad. OG
April 15, 2021
Papa was a man who taught me what soul mate means. When I look back and see who he was with mama, the smile on his face, the countless selfless acts he did to make her happy. That is what I will remember most about him, true love is not something everyone finds but I know he did. The years without mama he really struggled and I know he missed her everyday. I know I will no longer see him face to face but what's most important to me is that he has finally rejoined his soul mate and is truly happy once again. I love you papa I will never forget you.
April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021
Poppa was a man of nobility, loyalty, and unwavering love for family.
He grew up in a fertile, mountain framed valley in Quebec. He shared memories of the Clydesdales, used for their strength in the fields and winter storms. Two story high snow drifts, that assisted him in surprising neighbors with unexpected items down their chimneys. Of the dynamite, which was unguarded at the time, that taught him a few life lessons in safety. He could not be tamed by his childhood home, roaming both Canada, and then after immigrating, the United States.
Poppa constructed industrial monuments, felled trees, and engineered projects destined for space. He joyously risked his life for his one true love, Monique, my Mama. Their dedication and adoration for each other was of cataclysmic proportions. A lesson for their children and grandchildren about friendship, equality, and loyalty. They worked tirelessly to provide for their daughter, Christine, and son, Michael, while also spending vast quantities of time cruising around the world and experiencing its wonders together.
He did not demand respect, he earned it, effortlessly. Both cop and criminal entering his shop were of equal caliber. He neither sought nor administered special treatment. People in town knew John Rosa to be a man of empathy and thus, his word was one that could be trusted.
After settling in East Hartford, John Rosa raised his children and welcomed five grandchildren, Hailey, Kyle, Lauren, Alec, and Dane with an eager and open heart. Mama and Poppa’s home was one of endless bags of popcorn, open bowls of candy, and many dog treats. Time on the porch, sipping a beer while grilling steaks, and ignoring my dog Boggs tearing up his carefully tended lawn, remains one of my fondest memories.
Rejean John Rosa is a man who loved so deeply, no one who experienced his devotion could deny its ferocity. He will be remembered for his dedication to family, work, and home.