Matthew LaRosa

Obituary of Matthew Thomas LaRosa

It is with profound sadness that the family of Matthew Thomas LaRosa announces his passing on January 1, 2020, at the age of 18 years old. Matty will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Jeffrey and Amy LaRosa, and his brothers, Joseph and Timothy LaRosa. Matty will also be fondly remembered by his maternal grandparents, Susan and Rupert Hauser, and his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Patricia LaRosa. Some of his best memories were spent on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH with Bah, Grammy, his Aunt and Uncle, Amy and Robert Hauser, and cousins, Grace and Robert Hauser, Jr. He also cherished his time at Friends Lake, NY with Papa, Gram, his Aunt and Uncle, Joyce and Scott LaRosa, and cousins, Christopher and Benjamin LaRosa. He loved his dog, Abby. Matt was a senior at West Morris Mendham High School where he was an honors student and a member of the National Honor Society. He was an accomplished lacrosse player having spent years playing for Patriot Elite Lacrosse and multiple years on the Mendham High School Varsity Lacrosse team where he was proud to be named a Captain of the team. Matt aspired to attend college and study Business upon graduation from high school this year. Matt truly loved time spent with his friends, and you would often find him at the gym, on the soccer or lacrosse fields, at a basketball court, out for a bite to eat or just hanging out with these beloved friends. A Viewing will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham, NJ. A Funeral Service in memory of Matt will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:30 AM, at St. Joseph’s Church, 8 West Main St., Mendham, NJ. A private burial with family will take place at Hilltop Cemetery after the Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity that is special to you. Organizations that are meaningful to the LaRosa family include the Mendham High School Minutemen Sports Club, the Mendham Fire Department, Junior Achievement of New Jersey and Mylestone Equine Rescue.


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Bailey Funeral Home - Mendham
8 Hilltop Rd.
Mendham, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Service

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday, January 6, 2020
St Joseph's Church
6 New Street
Mendham, New Jersey, United States
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