Barry Thomas Rose, age 43 died suddenly from cardiac arrest Sunday, June 22, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer L. (Machado) Rose with whom he shared 10 wonderful years of marriage.
Barry was born in New Bedford and graduated from New Bedford Voc-Tech High School in 1988. He was a life long resident of Fairhaven before moving to Mattapoisett. Barry was a loving husband, caring, protective daddy and amazing friend. He loved making his children laugh, loved fishing with family and friends, walks in the woods, and had a passion for finding thrown away treasures and motorized equipment (working or not). Thankfully, a dear friend reminded us to cancel his layaway at Cody and Tobin!
He will be remembered for his strong “Working Man” ethic, infectious smile, quick, sometimes sarcastic wit and genuine effort to help others, all the time.
He is survived by his wife and four beautiful children: Tyler Thomas Rose of Charleston, SC, Ryan Arthur Rose of Fairhaven, Rachel Evelyn and Ethan Henry Rose of Mattapoisett; Parents: Raymond Henry and Janice (Poirier) Cote of Fairhaven and the late Brian Thomas Rose Sr.; Brother: Brian Thomas Rose Jr. of Fairhaven; Sister: Kimberly Anne (Rose) Grodzki and her life partner Timothy M. Ray; In-Laws Richard and Carol (Vieira) Machado; Sister-in-Law: Charlene A.Vermette and husband Mark J. of New Bedford; several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
His Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Seamen’s Bethel, Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Southcoast Health Bereavement Program/External Affairs 101 Page St. New Bedford MA 02740. Burial is private. Arrangements under the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. Visit www.waring-sullivan.com for tributes.