John P. LaRosa

November 22, 1939September 4, 2013

LaRosa, John P. Sr, of New Port Richey, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the age of 73. John was born in Camden, New Jersey, and worked as a Mechanical Contractor in the HVAC industry. He proudly served his country as a Marine during the Vietnam War. John enjoyed spending time with his cherished family, playing poker, and a good round of golf with his buddies. In 1966 he met and married his beloved wife, Phyllis, who precedes him in death. Together they are survived by four children; Michaelle Balogh, Margot Williams, John P. LaRosa Jr., and Edward LaRosa, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. For the last ten years John was blessed to share his life with his loving wife Paula, and her two daughters Amanda J. Williamson and Amy L. Williams whom he proudly called his own. This welcome addition to the family added 5 more grandchildren. John is also survived by his brothers, Anthony LaRosa, Jr., and Richard LaRosa, and his sister, Carmella Spina; as well as 12 nieces and nephews.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 21, 2013

John P. LaRosa

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Nagui William

September 22, 2013

John comes across with a lovely smile and a unique sense of humor. The few times I met him he always left a strong impression. Won't forget the turkey stuffing instructions thanksgiving 1998 nor first golf club holding lesson. May God rest his soul in peace.

Miral Eid

September 22, 2013

I am grateful to have met you and wishing I could have had the chance to know you more! Just by knowing Margot, I can only imagine what a great man you must have been.
May you rest in peace

Mariam William

September 21, 2013


I met you only few times but suddenly I realized how wonderful person you were. We share a family bond that definetly will keep us in bond forever...... May God rest your soul in peace..

Hany Williams

September 21, 2013

John was not just my father in law, he was also a loving father to my wife, a caring grandfather to my children and a good personal friend.
He lived his life to the fullest, always with a smile on his face and as we lay him to rest and mourn his passing as a family, we should also celebrate his life and take comfort and joy in the memories we had with him. This is how he would have wanted it.
Rest in peace John, you will be missed.

Sean McLean

September 19, 2013

John was a good friend...he was my first golf buddy and a wealth of advice both on and off the course. He helped to shape the course of my life and always had advice and encouragement to give. I can never say thanks enough for that. I've had the priveledge of getting to know him (and Paula) over the years and always looked forward to their company. I know he will be with me every time I'm on the course and I miss him truly. My thoughts and prayers are with Paula and the LaRosa family. God bless!

Lori (Shepherd) zedialis

September 19, 2013

Thinking of you Paula

September 18, 2013

To My Johnny.... You showed me what love was and I will always you.. You believed in me and I believed in you...
I didn't know true love til you... I couldn't give anyone that love until I knew you. You are my heart and my soul....I SHALL NEVER LOVE AGAIN THE WAY YOU AND i HAVE LOVED!!! I miss you more and more each day... I don't know what I shall ever do without you...
ALL MY LOVE 4EVER AND ALWAYS PLUS INFINITY!!!! I will try to be the person you want me to be so that I will see you again.... Maybe soon.
TO my husband.... 4ever and ALWAYS YOUR wife, PAULA

September 16, 2013

you sure will be missed [Dr ,jacklien erwin ]

Gloria Elmore

September 15, 2013

I did not know Mr. LaRosa personally, but knowing Michaelle as I do I know he was a fine man. God bless the entire LaRosa family as they move through the future with life lessons learned from him.

Jean Beckesh

September 15, 2013

To John's family, You are in our hearts! John was a wonderful man and obviously a wonderful father by the way you have turned out! So happy to have you as our friends but so sad for you at this difficult time. Our love to each of you <3 Deb and Jean