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Vincent LaRosa, M.D.

November 2, 1945 — October 4, 2022

Vincent LaRosa, MD of Bristol, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, due to complications of agent orange induced Parkinson’s Disease. He died peacefully at his home completely surrounded by his wife of 50 years, two daughters, grandchildren, son-in-law, many devoted sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and dear friends. Vincent was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania on November 2, 1945, to Frank and Frances LaRosa. He attended Bristol Borough and Bristol Township schools, graduating from DelHaas High school in 1963. A curious, science focused child, he once took apart his parents’ house phone (they were less than excited!). In 1969, upon graduating Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science as a registered pharmacist, he met his future wife, the incomparable Janet LaRosa (her parents were Carmen and Carolyn Mignoni of Mignoni Jewelry in Bristol, PA), while working at Brosbe’s Pharmacy in Bristol. During the Vietnam War, Vincent parachuted out of helicopters into the jungle carrying blood and supplies to MASH units. His new love Janet wrote him a letter every single day and he would later tell his children that those letters are what kept him alive. In 1971, he returned from Vietnam, earned a Master of Pharmacy, and married Janet in 1972, The following year, he and Janet moved to Bologna, Italy to learn Italian language and history, before he started medical school at The University of Bologna Vincent, his wife, and eventually two daughters, spent 9 years in Bologna while he studied medicine, eventually graduating in 1982. He returned home and started his residency at Cooper Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey and served as chief resident at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. Vincent opened his medical practice in Bristol, PA in 1985 and then Bensalem, PA a few months later, while he also practiced internal medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Lower Bucks Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. He served the Bucks County community for over 30 years as a physician, member of the Bucks County Board of Health, President of the medical staff of Lower Bucks Hospital, a member of The American Legion, and Honored by the Latino Leadership Alliance, before retiring in 2016, begrudgingly, at the behest of his family. Vincent was a gifted piano player, photographer, and opera and country music lover, with an insatiable sweet tooth. Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam left Vincent with Parkinson’s disease, which he spent the rest of his life courageously fighting until October 4, 2022, at 12:37am. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Frances LaRosa, his in-laws Carmen and Carolyn Mignoni, his sister-in-law Ann Mundy, and his brother-in-law, William Paul Ferguson. He is survived by his loving wife Janet, daughters; Julie and Amie, son-in-law Dermot Quigley; grandchildren Sophia and Cole Quigley; sisters Rosalee Peirson, and Rose Haas; sisters-in-law Carol Mignoni Ferguson, Rosemarie Mignoni Szczucki, Marylin Tierney, Heather Mignoni; brothers-in-law Sam Mignoni, John V Mundy, Chester Szczucki, Greg Tierney, Mike Peirson, Nelson Haas; nieces and nephews, Christine and Steve Leffler, Eileen and Nacho Mignoni Corbella, Casey Mignoni, Peter and Ashley Mignoni, Sam Mignoni, John and Shanika Tierney, James Tierney, Kevin Tierney, Rachel Haas, Jennifer Haas, Matthew Haas, and Jeffrey and Kelly Pierson; and great nieces and nephews, Rachel Leffler, Domingo and Javier Mignoni Corbella, Leslie Tierney, Alexander Pierson, and Warren and Roselyn Korte. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday Evening October 17, 2022, from 6-9pm and again on Tuesday Morning October 18, 2022, from 9-11am at St Ann Church, 357 Dorrance Street. Bristol, PA 19007. Funeral Mass will begin at 11am. Interment will follow at 1 pm in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at: The Michael J Fox Foundation: https://tribute.michaeljfox.org/tribute-page.php?id=2459 The Disabled American Veterans: Enter a dedication name, Vincent LaRosa, MD. https://secure.dav.org/site/Donation2?df_id=19422&mfc_pref=T&19422.donation=form1 To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Vincent LaRosa, M.D., please visit our flower store.

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