Haverhill — Brian Jesus DeLaRosa, 18, of Haverhill, died Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the Children’s Hospital in Boston after a lifelong battle with heart disease.
Born in Haverhill, he was the son of Juan and Iris F. (Deaza) DeLaRosa. He attended Pentucket Lake Grammar School, Dr. Paul Nettle Grammar School, and was currently in his senior year at Haverhill High School and was a proud member of the class of 2014.
Brian lived his life to the fullest, and everyone he came in contact with him felt his warmth. He always had a smile on his face. He loved to laugh, sing, and dance. If music was playing, he was not afraid to “bust a move.” Brian was not shy; he had a great sense of humor and enjoyed socializing with his classmates. It was common to see Brian dance from the bus and into the school door every morning when he arrived. He loved his family, and cherished the memories he had from a trip to Disney World in Florida. He was an avid fan of W.W.E. Wrestling and his favorite wrestler was John Cena.
He leaves his adoring parents, Juan and Iris DeLaRosa; two loving brothers, Juan C. DeLaRosa of North Carolina, and Oscar DeLaRosa of Haverhill; paternal grandmother, DiLuvina Pajano of the Dominican Republic and maternal grandmother, Cristobalina Deaza of Haverhill; aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of whom will miss him dearly. He also leaves teachers and staff that have worked with Brian over the years who have suffered a great loss but will never forget his precious smile and contagious laughter.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family are respectfully invited to call on Sunday from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., (Route 125), Haverhill. Funeral services will begin on Monday morning at 9 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. James Church, Winter St., Haverhill. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Primrose St., Haverhill. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Haverhill Sunshine Fund, c/o Amy Jones, Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill, MA 01832. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook, or www.comeaufuneral.com.