Gerard Rosa

Published on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 13:04


Gerard Rosa, 89, beloved husband of Linda Laurent, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at his home in West Hartford. Born in Waterbury, son of the late Gerard and Lucy (Pilla) Rosa, he resided in the greater Hartford area for most of his adult life. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Yale University, with a two-year hiatus for service in the US Army.

A professional violinist, Rosa held the title of Professor of Music for nearly 50 years at Central Connecticut State University, where he taught violin and music history, formed and conducted the University orchestra, and gave solo, concerto and chamber concerts. With The Connecticut Trio and The Rosa-Laurent Duo, he performed regularly at the New Britain Museum of American Art, at major venues in New York City including Carnegie Recital Hall, and toured the major capitals of Europe and North Africa.

Besides his wife Linda, he leaves brothers Paul Rosa and his wife Nancy, Alfred F. Rosa and his wife Margaret; sons Michael Rosa, Alfred N. Rosa and his wife Jill; and grandchildren Madeleine, Charles and Lillie Rosa.

Family services will be private with burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. The Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center of Avon is caring for arrangements. For condolences, please visit .

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 13:04. Updated: Wednesday, 5 October 2022 13:06.