Josephine LaRosa

January 26, 1923July 7, 2018

Josephine DeVito LaRosa passed away on July 7, 2018. The long time Yonkers resident was born in Calabria, Italy, on January 26, 1923.

She was a seamstress for many years at White Swan Uniform Company before leaving to work for the Yonkers Public Schools in the cafeteria department. She was a Loving wife to Dominick LaRosa, for 50 years. He predeceased her in 2009. A son, Dominick Jr, also predeceased her in 1986. Josephine is survived by her loving family, Ben (Debbie) and Anthony (Kimberly) and four grandchildren: Ben, Dom, Nicole, and Anthony. She is also survived by four great grandchildren: Cali, Lorenzo, Gabriella and T.J. The LaRosa family wishes to thank the Loving staff of Adira at Riverside and the wonderful nursing staff at St. John’s hospital for taking such great care of her. Visiting hours will be in the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3pm to 8pm. A funeral service will be on Wednesday at 11am. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10703 (914)965-5488


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Josephine LaRosa

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anita masterson

July 8, 2018

Ben and Anthony and the entire LaRosa family. Please accept my sympathy. Your mom was such a wonderful lady, I can remember growing up together and watching your mom run down the hill to get to work at White Swan where later on in years I ended up working there myself....I can't recall a time where your mom was just walking....she ran everywhere she went...I just loved that about her...She loved her boys so very much...She is at peace now she is with Mr. LaRosa and Dom the loves of her life..May you try and find some comfort in the memories you shared with her that goes for the good n the bad they will seem useless but trust me thinking about the memories will ease your pain a little each time and it won't hurt as much when you think about her...I am sure God greeted her at the Pearly Gates with her precious Dom's....She is whole again pain free skipping n running all over the place as she did all our lives...Sleep in Peace in God's heavenly hands sweet Josephine...Love to the LaRosa Family....Thinking of you Ben and Anthony, Always Anita