Joseph D. DaRosa, 62 of Sherman Avenue, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at Roger Williams Hospital. He was the husband of Fatima M. (Laranjo) DaRosa. He was born in Cedros, Faial, Azores a son of the late Manuel G. and Josefina (Dutra) DaRosa. Mr. DaRosa was a sample designer for Murdock Webbing Company before retiring. He was a member of Uniao Portuguesa Beneficente, Holy Ghost Brotherhood of Charity and a founding member of Grupo Amigos dos Cedros. He was also an accomplished Portuguese Musician. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Joseph A. DaRosa and his wife Natalia and Jason M. DaRosa and his wife Malissa, two brothers, Manuel D. DaRosa and Antonio DaRosa, two sisters, Albertina Freitas and Josefina Rodrigues. He was the brother of the late Maria Escobar.His funeral will be held on Thursday at 8:30 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Metacom Avenue, Warren. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours TODAY,Wednesday 4-8.