Philip J. Rosaci

Born on March 20, 1930 in Camden, New Jersey
Departed November 30, 2022, Port Canaveral, Florida

Philip Joseph was born on March 20, 1930 in Camden NJ to John and Angela Rosaci. He attended Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic School until 8th grade. While growing up in the depression his childhood was much like others. He and his sister Margie were inseparable. They were hard times but life was good growing up in an Italian family. While attending a family Christening, he met (Lee) Lena. When he turned 17, after the end of WW2, with his parent’s consent, he joined the Navy. On that same day Lee graduated from high School and was starting her first job. During his time in the Navy they corresponded. After serving 3 years on the aircraft carrier USS Leyte, Phil and Lee dated for two years and on April 19, 1952 they were married. Phil worked for JB Stetson hats in Philadelphia and during that time he attended barber school in the evening. At that time they lived in Collingswood NJ. Years later they moved to Edgewater Park NJ and Phil opened his own barber shop on the side of the house. There they continued to raise their children. In 1972 they moved to Palm Bay Florida. While having to attain Florida barbers license, he traveled for 6 weeks to Orlando for school. During that time he worked at Patrick AFB as a barber and worked at St Joseph’s church cemetery. After getting licensed in Florida he opened Phil’s Barber Shop in Palm Bay. Phil loved playing cards, telling jokes reminiscing old times and he had a beautiful voice. Phil and Lee have a wonderful family of 6 children, John, Anthony, Phyllis. Diane, Marianne, and Linda (deceased), 19, grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and have been happily married for almost 71 years.. Phil made friends quickly and knew no stranger. He mentored many and they ended up becoming family. He is a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus 7408 which he started with the help of a few other members many years ago. He left a legacy and was loved by all. He will be missed but will be forever in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St Joseph’s Council, Council 7480 PO Box 60778 Palm Bay FL 32906-0778 for Phil Rosaci

A Funeral Mass will celebrated at St Joseph Catholic Church in Palm Bay on Friday December 9th at 1:30pm

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6 entries.
Deacon Frank Falotico from Palm Bay wrote on December 25, 2022:
I knew Phil for many years as I was the chaplain for the Knight's of Columbus ! Phil love to sing at the various parties ! I am a western loving person and have three Stetson hats wish I had one that Phil made for me! He made hats for many big movie stars and clippings in his wallet to back up his claim to fame! Phil was a person I liked very much he was down to earth and loved his Italian Background . Gods love and blessings Phil you left behind quite a legacy of love and family .
Pat Bell from Malabar wrote on December 8, 2022:
Job well done Phil. What a wonderful loving family. I know there is sadness mixed with rejoicing over the loss. Know that although I cannot be with you all today my prayers are for you all. GOD bless.
Doug & Amy Busch from Bluffton SC wrote on December 7, 2022:
We met Phil and Lee on Phil’s last cruise, we were so impressed by the two of them. They were an inspiration to us both. We feel very blessed to have met Phil. We were able to spend some good quality time with him. Even though we only met him for a short period of time he will leave a lasting impression on our life. We think of you both often, and you are in our prayers daily.
Anna Lenoci from Malabar wrote on December 6, 2022:
My dad and Phil were friends through the barber shop and church. Phil and Lee helped raise our St. Joseph's youth group family too. So much love for the Rosaci family.
Laura Conners from Philadelphia wrote on December 6, 2022:
I loved my uncle Phil so very much, and will always remember him and how he showed his love and friendship to everyone he knew.
Nora and Tony Stoio from Melbourne wrote on December 6, 2022:
Rest in Peace brother. Knight. Phil was always the life of the party. I knew Phil as a brother Knight and is lovely wife. God Bless you Phil and your family. Heaven has gained another bright light and yes, a very nice voice. Tony Stoio 4th degree
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