Philip Bruce Marcosa, 75, passed away in Colts Neck, New Jersey, on Monday, May 8, 2023 from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease.
He was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Mattapoisett, MA as a child. He graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School and served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam in the K9 Security Division.
He worked briefly at Hiller Printing before starting his career in law enforcement with the Mattapoisett Police Department. He also held multiple additional jobs throughout the years, including as a bus driver for the ORR school district and an installation expert at Village Signs. In addition, Phil earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Bristol Community College. After 33 years with the force, he retired as a lieutenant.
Phil was a member of the Social Harmony Lodge in Wareham, MA and served as a Past Master. He was a motorcycle and Corvette enthusiast and loved day and weekend trips throughout New England with his wife and their friends. He was a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. He firmly believed any day could be made better by a bowl of ice cream.
Phil and Cheryl retired to North Fort Myers, FL and enjoyed many years there, during which they were actively involved in the Parkinson’s support community. Phil was often known to lead Parkinson’s exercise groups and helped to educate many about living with the disease.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 44 years, Cheryl (Heath) Marcosa, his younger brother, Louis Marcosa and his brother-in-law, Michael Heath. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey (Marcosa) Murphy of Point Pleasant, NJ, and grandchildren, Charlotte St. Martin and Declan Murphy, and by his son, Scott Marcosa and wife, Laurie Marcosa of North Smithfield, RI and grandchildren, Lexi Marcosa and Bradley Marcosa, as well as by his brother -in-law, Stephen Heath and wife, Meredith (Moore) Heath of Marion, MA and his sister-in-law, Rebecca (Heath) Bacon of St. Petersburg, FL.
Private services will be held at a later date.