OBITUARY

James J. DesRosiers

December 12, 1958January 10, 2020

James (Jim) Joseph DesRosiers, 61, of Tampa, FL passed away on January 10, 2020 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Denise DesRosiers and children Michael DesRosiers, Alexander DesRosiers and Mary DesRosiers, his brother Steve DesRosiers (Wanda DesRosiers) of Atlanta, and sister Lisa James (Tim James) of Lexington, his nephew and many loving nieces, cousins and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bette DesRosiers of Lexington.

A lover of education and science he graduated from the University of Kentucky and the University of South Florida, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, and worked in the field of telecommunications until he later worked and owned a business in medical transcription and records. He was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother and uncle, who adored his family and always offered his love and support genuinely and unconditionally. A man of strong faith, positivity, strength and kindness, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday January 16th, 2020, at Christ The King Catholic Church at 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33609. Visitation at 1pm and mass at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa (moffitt.org).

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife Denise DesRosiers and children Michael DesRosiers, Alexander DesRosiers and Mary DesRosiers, his brother Steve DesRosiers (Wanda DesRosiers) of Atlanta, and sister Lisa James (Tim James) of Lexington, his nephew and many loving nieces, cousins and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Bette DesRosiers of Lexington.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 16, 2020

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Sharon Millburg

January 19, 2020

Dear friend, we will miss you terribly. So many wonderful years forging our friendship and growing our kids together. From baby swim class to college graduations and all the road trips, beach weeks, boating, skiing, Gasparilla parties and concerts in between - all the more special to have shared them all with you. This past year you showed us how to accept God’s will with strength and grace. May our shared faith help us to accept that you are with us always, but now in spirit.
Forever in our hearts,
Sharon and Marty Millburg

Kier Cooper

January 15, 2020

We were next door neighbors to the Desrosiers for 10 years. Our families were close and our children grew up together. Jim and Denise were rocks! You could always count on them for anything. I am so sad and sorry for the Desrosiers family! Jim was a good friend, good husband, good father, good light for the Lord!!
He will be missed!

Jill Castillenti

January 15, 2020

I too worked with Jim at Paradyne. His smile and attitude were infectious. It was people like him that made everyone love to come to work. He really made a difference in people’s lives. Sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences and prayers go out to the family.

Dave Corey

January 15, 2020

Jim was an inspiration to all and had a positive influence on everyone that was fortunate to know him. We will all forever remember Jim's big smile and relentless optimism.

Jim was a great man and we send our thoughts and prayers to his family.

Dave & Leann Corey

Dennis McKenna

January 15, 2020

I knew Jim as a young man at Paradyne many years ago and am saddened to learn of his passing. He was always interesting to talk with and his optimism and technological capabilities were refreshing. Condolences to all of Jim's loved ones. May he Rest In Peace.

Thomas Dixon

January 15, 2020

It's so sad to hear of Jim's passing. I too worked with Jim at Paradyne, we worked on a few projects together and his positive attitude and joy of life were always a pleasure to be around.

Luke Smithwick

January 15, 2020

So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Our prayers for his family. Lois&Like

Bill Betts

January 15, 2020

I have fond memories of Jim and am sorry to hear of his passing. He was always a pleasure to work with at Paradyne.

Jeff Jones

January 15, 2020

I had the privilege of being the finance person on Jim's spinnaker product team He was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with I always looked forward to the Paradyne Reunions to catch up with him to get up dates I will always remember His tenacity and unconquerable spirit I am thankful that all of His loved ones were with Him when He went Home. You are in my thoughts and prayers as You go through this time of bereavement. May You find comfort in each other and the lasting memories you have of Him as Your Husband Father and Sibling only God knows the depths of your sorrow.

Robert Jacobs

January 15, 2020

Denise, please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by you and your family.