Bernard A. Barrosse, Jr.

Bernard A. Barrosse, Jr., died peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Cokesbury Village in Hockessin on February 3rd, 2018, at the age of 90.

Bernie is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Joan, his children: Ellen Barrosse of Wilmington, Delaware; Emily Barrosse of Washington, DC; Mary Barrosse Schwartz of East Dorset, Vermont; Anne Aaronson of Ridgefield, Connecticut; and David Barrosse of Washington, DC; and his 12 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Bernard A. Barrosse, III, who died in 1976.

Bernie was born in Asheville, NC in 1927 to Bernard A. Barrosse and Emma Fowler Barrosse. He graduated from North Carolina State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering after serving in the U.S. Army.

He worked for the DuPont Company for 37 years, from 1952 to 1989. Throughout his career, Bernie loved to build teams and solve problems, and he was a valued mentor to many colleagues.

He was an active member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, serving as its first Parish Council President, as a member of the Sages, and as a Third-Degree Knight of Columbus. He also served on the Bishop’s Building Committee for over 35 years.

The family would like to thank all of Bernie’s caregivers at Cokesbury Village for their extraordinary kindness and compassion in his final months.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 8th, at 11 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Visitation will precede the Mass from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, Delaware 19713.



Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bernard. Find Hope and comfort in God's wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death to be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth by his son Jesus Christ John 5: 28,29; Revelation 21: 1-5.

Submitted by Joyce and Ted Weber on
God's blessings on the Barrosse family during this sad time; all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We enjoyed the great times we had together in Beaumont, TX, especially Bernie's humor and kindness. Losing a good friend is never easy.

Submitted by Diane Sammelwitz on
Ellen, although it has been many years since we had contact with each other , I noted your father's passing and want to extend my condolences to you and your family. We are now living at Jenner's Pond in West Grove, Pa

Submitted by Mark Gerhard on
Joan and Family, The Gerhard family truly grieves with the Barrosse family. We cloak you in our love, as you send Bernie off to our God. What a special person your Husband, Father and Grandfather was. We were all blessed to have known Bernie. He was blessed man of God and they don't make them in that mold anymore. The Barrosse family name was always revered in our family home and your Dad and Mom were very special friends to our parents Dick and Lois.Please accept our deepest condolences. God Bless. Linda, Mark, and Michael Gerhard

Submitted by Rebecca on
I am sorry for your loss. May you find  from the love and care that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you shared. Please accept my sincere condolences. 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ,17 .

Submitted by Olivia on
I’m so sorry for your loss. There is nothing more painful than losing a loved one. I would like to share an encouraging scripture from the Bible. Revelation 21:4 says And he will wipe out every tears from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Please read this scripture accompanied with your Bible. I hope you get the comfort and the peace that you deserve during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My Deepest Condolences go out to the Barrosse family, I hope you find comfort in these words, "He will swallow up death forever,......And will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. Trust in Jehovah's promise of the resurrection hope.