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Timothy A. Rose

January 22, 1964 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Timothy Rose Obituary

In Loving Memory of Timothy A. Rose (1964-2024)

Tim Rose, of Southbury, CT, passed away on March 5, 2024 at home, surrounded by his closest family.

If you knew Tim, you would know that he wouldn’t want you to be sad. He was always quick with a joke or a sarcastic remark. He was also a family man with a strong dedication to the local community, and he saw that community as an extension of his family. So, he would want you to come together, tell jokes and stories, and laugh till it hurt.

Born on January 22, 1964, in Danbury to Lula Batjois Rose and George H. Rose II, Tim grew up the middle child, looking up to his brother, George. He graduated from Bethel High School in 1982 where he first became involved in community work as a volunteer EMT. Tim was an officer with the Southbury Volunteer Fire Department. He continued being active in public safety throughout his life as a member of the Bethel Police Department and Stony Hill Fire Department, where photos still hang on the wall of his efforts saving two young boys from a muddy demise!

Tim met his best friend, Michelle (Murphy) by chance at El Torito restaurant in Danbury, after returning home from California in February 1987 on a night that would change his life. The two married in August of that same year and were rarely ever seen apart for the next 37 years. Together, they raised two strong and wild boys, Tim Jr. and Geoffrey. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, who would work his fingers to the bone to provide for his loved ones. His dedication extended to his work life at Stone Construction Company in Southbury, where he worked for more than 30 years.

Tim loved sports and played softball most of his life. For many years, he and his boys played together, an unstoppable trio of Roses, in a community league. He had a passion for craftsmanship, nearly singlehandedly building his family home. He loved comedy and country music. He valued history, especially anything related to the Wild West, and dreamed of visiting all the landmarks he could in the American southwest.

Tim is survived by his loving wife, Michelle; children, Tim Jr., and Geoffrey; brother, George (Jennifer); sisters Pat and Helen; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by both parents, Lula and George, and his brother, John.

Tim’s charm, sense of humor, industriousness, and endless supply of witty comments inspired and entertained. He will be remembered for bringing people together, making them laugh, and looking better in a mustache than his brother.

Family and friends may pay tribute to Tim on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main St. N., Southbury. A Celebration of Life ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Regional Hospice, 30 Milestone Rd Danbury, CT 06810 or Southbury Fire Department, 461 Main Street South Southbury, CT 06488

“Go rest high on that mountain, Son your work on earth is done;

Go to heaven a’ shoutin; Love for the Father and the Son” – Vince Gill

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Memorial Visitation
March 16, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home
235 Main St. N.
Southbury, CT 06488

Celebration of Life
March 16, 2024

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home
235 Main St. N.
Southbury, CT 06488


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