Joseph W. DesRosier

Joseph W. DesRosier, 93, the husband of seventy-three years to Lorraine (Chalifour) DesRosier died on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital. Joseph was born in Fall River, MA the son of William and Anita (Guimond) DesRosier, he had been a long time resident of Manchester. Joseph served in the US Navy during World War II and had formerly worked at Pratt & Whitney, ACCO and Liftall Co. He served as an usher for the Church of the Assumption, volunteered at St. Francis Hospital and was a coach, umpire and commissioner for the Manchester Little League. Joseph is also survived by his sons and their wives Dean and Cynthia DesRosier and Scot and Karren DesRosier and his daughter and her husband Dawn and Joseph Costanzo; his grandchildren Jeffrey DesRosier, Jacqueline DesRosier, Jeremy DesRosier and Rachel Park and his great-grandchildren Josephine Lorraine and Ryland Joseph. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, February 6th at 11:30 from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center St. Manchester followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at the Church of the Assumption 29 Adams St. South, Manchester with burial in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 10:45 to 11:30. Joseph’s family requests memorial donations be made to the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Francis Hospital 114 Woodland St. Hartford, CT 06105.  For online condolences please visit