Jose (Pepito) Rafael Rosario, Sr.

Jose “Pepito” Rafael Rosario, Sr., 81 passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Charlotte Hall, MD. Jose was born to Jose Maria Rosario and Rosa Maria Delgado in Ponce, Puerto Rico on June 28, 1937. Jose retired from the U.S. Navy as a Physician’s Assistant in the Operating Room. Later, he worked as a Review Clerk for the U.S. Post Office and retired in 1992. Prior to his onset of Alzheimer’s, Jose lived a long and fun filled life. He was very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and enjoyed playing baseball and dancing with family and friends. He also enjoyed working with thoroughbred horses at the Laurel Race track and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jose was predeceased by his brother Ceasar Alfredo Rosario and his sister, Rosin Morales of Puerto Rico; great granddaughters, Lorraine M. Dean and Elizabeth A. Curley. He is survived by his sons, Jose Rafael Rosario, Jr. and Mark Anthony Rosario of Mechanicsville, MD; his daughters, Sonia Ivette Curley and Diana Mercedes Mori of La Plata, MD; sister, Nayda M. Womack of California; seven grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Jose will be inurned at Maryland Veterans Cemetery on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 2:30pm.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

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