Nelson Rosa

Nelson Rosa

Nelson Rosa, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on May 30, 2018. He was 57.

Mr. Rosa was born on September 7, 1960 in the Bronx to Carmen (Reyes) and the late Enrique Rosa. In addition to his mother, Carmen Rosa, he is survived by his wife Wilma (Santos Garcia) Rosa, whom he married on April 10, 2002; his daughters, Monica Machuca and her husband Luis, Kimberly Diaz and her husband Chris, and Jovanie Porter and her husband Jamaine; his son, Nelson E. Rosa and his wife Fania; his grandchildren, Luis, Jr., Jayla, Madison, Aubrey, Kedwin, and Jason; and his sister Ivette Rivera and her husband Hector and their children.

Visiting will be Tuesday 4-9pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday 10am at Holy Cross Church, 600 Soundview Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.

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  • Skye Rosa Posted June 1, 2018 7:30 pm

    Hello, it’s Skye Rosa. I just wanted to say that although I do not remember him. He was family. My prayers are with my Aunt’s, Uncles, and Father over there. This is not a time to grieve of this unfortunate turn of events but to celebrate what was before. His life. Stay strong family and keep him in your heart as well as in your memory.

  • Sal callace Posted June 2, 2018 9:49 am

    WOW, This is super sad. My condolences go out to his entire family. Even though I knew him only as an umpire he was a great person and I was always happy to see him when I showed up to the fields. So sad smh

  • Enrique E Facundo Posted June 2, 2018 3:01 pm

    I had the pleasure of playing with Nelson & later having him as an umpire. He was always a pleasure to be around, a great umpire, and just a regular standup guy. He was liked by many, disliked by no one I know of, and I’m sure loved by many. I’m sorry the world loses a good human being. My thoughts and well wishes are with the surviving family.

  • Lewis Bond Posted June 2, 2018 3:33 pm

    Umpire Nelson has umpired our teams’ games for over 10 years. Always took pride in his craft, always reminded you that we are here for a good time. I would see him bring his mother every Sunday for years. He was such a family man, in a way he was part of our Titan Softball family as well. He was a great man and will he missed.

  • Rick Negron Posted June 2, 2018 4:33 pm

    Very sad day for the family & friends. Me personally, I met Nelson back in 1988 at the McCarran Park league in Brooklyn. we both were pitching there & from there Nelson came out to my team in Long Island, we won a handful of championships there. A true competitor, but most of all a great guy. From there we got into the CRAZY world to be an umpire. He was so into umping he would drive the 50+ miles to learn to ump correctly in Suffolk & Wagner at Staten Island. Driving all the way from the Bronx. Well when we got the call to do the BIG Games, it was a bit scary at first. Red Hook Brooklyn, Games like the 29er’s vs Hurricanes & Clemente vs WSD. Nelson was always on his (A) Game. Also the EMS League Championship game Phillies vs Cavaliers, well we were lucky to walk out of there alive. A lot of money on the table for those games. 8K, Plus big games in Central Park, Jay & Diane’s league etc… I will truly miss my partner & my buddy. I was always at T4 Field. Wilma, be strong. Nelson RIP

  • mario asaro Posted June 2, 2018 4:42 pm

    Nelson, you will be missed, you were too young my brother 🙁

  • Victoria Rivera Posted June 2, 2018 5:57 pm

    My Condolences.To the FAM.. Nelson was THE BEST FRIEND EVER he was my brother frm another mother.. GREW up 1711 .Always happy funny .his laugh his green Eyes . . taught a lot of the kids to play baseball.. He is GUNNA BE MISSED RIP MY KING 👑.

  • Ralph Totres Posted June 2, 2018 7:52 pm

    I still can’t believe your gone brother, I will never forget breaking your chops cause you always arrived early and always took my parking spot, you will be missed, I’ve ben in this league for about 20 years and showing up on sundays will definitely be a different experience, may god have you is his blessing and maybe you can also take his parking spot, one love, From the SHKRS Softball team.

  • Jovanie Rosa Posted June 3, 2018 8:20 pm

    I still can’t believe this is really you, Dad. You were and are the best father I could have ever asked for and with that, an even better grandfather. I will miss you every day that Im here without you although i know you are always with me. I love you tremendously and i know i will see you again.

  • Marvin Rosa Posted June 4, 2018 9:21 am

    I am a first cousin of Nelson and Ivette and have fond memories of us growing up together and just being kids. Like anything in life, we grew up and apart and started to live our lives as expected. Nelson was always such a happy-go-lucky guy, and glad to read on here that he was living a good life during all these years I have not been in touch. I’m sure you are looking down at all who share in the sadness of you no longer being physically here but know you are still with us spiritually. God Bless you Nelson.

  • David Makower Posted June 4, 2018 9:33 am

    I was so sad to hear of Nelson’s passing. I’ve been in the softball league for 22 years and had the pleasure of having Nelson as the umpire call my games on the mound a great deal the last six years at Kissena 5. Every time I would see him he always asked me about my family. I truly enjoyed seeing and speaking with him. He was a wonderful guy and one of the best umpires in the league. He will be missed a great deal and remembered so fondly.

  • Monica Rosa Posted June 4, 2018 11:04 am

    I love you Dad! You are greatly missed. You are the strongest man that I know. You was a beautiful human being. You’ve touched so many lives. I will honor your wishes and continue this life making you proud of us. You will always be with me, my guardian angel.

  • Keith Butterfield Posted June 4, 2018 3:07 pm

    I am so sad at the passing of my dear brother in blue. We have done games as umpires for years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Nelson will be sorely missed.

  • “Manny” Posted June 4, 2018 3:36 pm

    R.I.P my friend … It was always great to see you at the fields and in the commons. Prayers to your family. You will be missed.

  • Shamane Mouzon Posted June 5, 2018 8:52 am

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you Wilma & the rest of the family!
    With Love & In Christ,
    Your Religious Ed Extended Family

  • Sasha Fariborzian Posted June 5, 2018 9:38 am

    So Sad to hear about a great guy not being with us. as a player and part-time umpire, it was always a pleasure seeing Nelson on the field telling it like it is day in and day out but always showing compassion in-between. he will be truly missed on and off the field.

  • Hector Rivera Posted June 5, 2018 11:36 am

    Nelson Rosa My brother in law I know you are in a much better place looking down on us As the darkness begins to unfold at some point  I know it will be you leading the way for us into the light.  Although you are no longer physically with us, you will forever remain in our hearts and your spirit will always be felt.  Thank you for coming into my life and enriching all of us.

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