In Memoriam

Joseph Maurice DeLaRosa

Apr 1, 2021

Joseph was born to Brenda De La Rosa and Oscar De La Rosa on May 29, 1973. He resided in both California and Washington State. He worked in the construction, fence building and landscaping trades. His work ethic earned him the respect of his coworkers. He gave his all to any project. Joseph passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021 in Chico, California at the age of 47.

Joseph is survived by his mother; Brenda; his sisters Olivia and Ashley; his brother Lucas; nephews Nathaniel, Micah, Salvador, Josiah, Lucas, Jace, Jayden; nieces Mya, Alexis, Kiana, Jasmine, Royal, and brother-in-law Sal.

Joseph was by all means a family man. He loved family barbeques, family poker games and watching football all year long. He was a devoted San Francisco 49er fan. Joe also loved music. He had a tattoo of his team, San Francisco 49ers and of Guns N Roses. Joe was the quarterback of the family, teaching all his younger family members how to catch a football and play the game. His specialty foods were brownies, peanut butter cookies and spaghetti, which he made regularly for his family. He would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a great listener, jokester, friend, uncle, brother, and son. Joe Joe, had many a story with all of his family. His legacy of 10 catches for one dollar (with two bullets thrown at the end), will continue to teach the children of his family to work hard, get better, and get the prize.

Here’s to you Joe. Peace be with you in the Heavens above. You are loved and you are missed, dearly. Thank you for all you have given us to remember you by. The memories, the stories, the smiles and games, and the love and devotion you gave to all you loved.

Funeral service will be held on April 10th, 2021 at 10:00 am at Chico Cemetery, 881 Mangrove Avenue, Chico, CA