Nixa Rosado

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of an amazing woman, Nixa Rosado.

Nixa was born on December 10,1953 in Orocovis, Puerto Rico to Felix and Julia Ortiz. She was deeply loved by her husband, Reynaldo Rosado and children, Yasmin Rosado and Reinaldo Rosado. Nixa completed her Bachelor’s degree at Fordham University with a double major in Theology and Psychology. Mrs. Rosado was employed by Fordham University for over 25 years where she held a Director position. Upon retirement, she dedicated her time to the church and to her family.

Nixa was a devout catholic and very proud of her Puerto Rican heritage. She enjoyed dancing, cooking, traveling to Texas to see her daughter and spending time with her family and beautiful dog named Dante. Mrs. Rosado was admired by all who crossed her path due to her giving nature and loving personality. She always put the needs of others before her own and never once complained. Helping others brought her happiness and her smile was always warm and kind.

Nixa’s passing has broken the hearts of many but her memory will live on forever.

Visiting will be Wednesday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10am at St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, 1743 Unionport Road, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.




  1. Amy Vallejo on January 31, 2023 at 9:40 am

    We were so blessed to have known you even if it was a short time. We felt like we’ve known each other for much longer than we did. You were a ray of sunshine. Fly with the angels my friend. Till we meet again. My condolences to the family and friends. May her light shine on you and through you.

  2. Sonia and Ivan Lopez Carmen Esquilin on January 31, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    My condolences to the family. May she rest in peace. She was a very lovable and kind person. I have know them for years from our parish St Martin of Tours. Sad to see such a wonderful woman of faith and love. She will be missed.

  3. Himmelbaum Family on January 31, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    A second mom to us all at The Hudson Shea Foundation. Full of love and kindness at all times, even in the face of adversity and struggle. Loved her Son and her daughter in law Deb unconditionally.

    She will be forever missed, but always celebrated.

  4. Myrna Ortiz-Alers on January 31, 2023 at 9:29 pm

    Nixa I will miss your beautiful smile, your beautiful spirit, and your love for family. Rest in peace, cousin.❤️

  5. B. Vargas de Rivera on January 31, 2023 at 11:31 pm

    I remember the Honeywell days when we neighbors in the fourth floor would decorate for Christmas and you and yasmin would come upstairs to see your mom as we decorated. You always was with your family and I remember you all going to church every Sunday as a family. May you forever sleep in peace Mrs. Nixa and now you with your mom and dad ~ Yasmin now has another Angel watching over her.

  6. Manny on February 1, 2023 at 1:42 am

    Although death is part of life, it still always hits hard and shocks us all especially when it happens among family and friends. Though we were not “blood relatives” I have always considered you, my aunt. Your death has hit us all hard, especially my family. We are still recovering from our dad and my nephew’s granddad being called home to God. This is another blow to us and especially to my nephews who are your godchildren. They lost their dad, granddad, and now godmother; one after another at such an early age. While we see it as a “loss,” it is heaven’s gain. God is the creator, and our lives are merely His breath which returns to Him. You were always so kind to me, my family, and my nephews. I will never forget this. You have earned your crown after fighting the good fight here on earth. I am a witness to your never-ending zeal for the Catholic faith, your love of service to others, and your love and faithfulness to my uncle Deacon Rey, your husband. Thank you for your witness to Christ and humanity. You inspired many, especially women in the Church. I still remember the reflection on Our Lady that you gave on Good Friday in Holy Week of 2022. It was so reflective and inspirational. Though you are not here physically, your memory and soul live on eternally until Christ comes again. Until we meet again may you rest in God’s peace and in the arms of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pray for us especially Rey, your children, your pet, and your extended family here and at the parishes of St. Martin of Tours, St. Dominic, and Our Lady of Solace. We will never forget you and you will always be in our minds and hearts!

    • Theodora Janive Roach on February 8, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      Condolences to Nixa’s family! Nixa was always a bright spot in my time working with her at Fordham University. She couldn’t wait to hear of my experience when I went to Trinidad for a family visit. She was genuinely concerned about my health and family life and only showed me love. I would miss her kindness,, respect and loving nature. RIP my friend!

  7. Deb Rosado on February 1, 2023 at 7:30 am

    My mother in law only held that title by formality, because she was truly a second “mother” to me in every way. She was full of love and light. She brought happiness and joy wherever she went. The party never started until she arrived. She took care of everyone, all the time, and always put the needs of others before hers. She was passionate about her family, faith and heritage. A truly remarkable and compassionate human, who will be forever missed.

    I love you Nixa aka “mom”.

    Forever and Always.


  8. Elsa Flores on February 1, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Rest in peace my beautiful and adorable cousin . You always was in my heart. I am blessed to see you when come to PR. This day for me was a beautiful and confortable day, thanks cousin ♥️. I miss you text messages and the humor to tell the comments in some. My condolences for Mr. Rosado, Yasmeen, Reinaldo, Deb and the all family. Heaven gain the best Angel. Love you♥️♥️

  9. Ana Torres on February 1, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Rest in peace my friend you will truly be missed. My heartfelt condolences to her wonderful family and friends
    You will always be in my prayers. R.I.P.

  10. Lucy and Juan Torres on February 1, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    My dear sister in Christ, you were always with our family when we went through our darkest times. With your beautiful spirit and voice you made us smile and accept the challenges that came our way. We worked together at Saint Martin of Tours and they were so blessed to have you there spreading God’s word. Juan and I send our condolences to your dear husband Ray, and your beautiful children. Rest in peace my dear Nixa and remember to send your prayers our way. Nunca te olvidaremos. Lucy and Juan.

  11. Sylvia Ruiz on February 5, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Nixa was the most amazing Mother-In-Law to my daughter, Debbie and friend to me. She is greatly loved by me and my family. She treated everyone as her own. Her kindness and compassion for others were superb, and she handled each matter lovingly, from her heart! I will forever miss her sweet smiles and helpfulness and all the wonderful things she did for us.

    Rest in Peace my sweet Angel.

    All my love,

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