04.30.14

Jeffrey Lee Rosenberg

Jeffrey Rosenberg, a loving, caring, compassionate, and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home in Madison on Tuesday.  Jeff was the beloved husband of Pamela Davis Rosenberg, his best friend. His memory will live on through the enormous impact he had on the growth and development of his family members and in the hearts of all people touched by his wisdom during his life.  Jeff was a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York, Lehman College, Fordham University, and Quinnipiac University School of Law.  As an attorney and in all aspects of his life, Jeff committed himself to protecting the rights of others and those who required a loud and powerful voice.  As a union representative for the Connecticut Education Association for 29 years, Jeff worked tirelessly to advocate for Connecticut’s public school teachers and more recently traveled to Massachusetts to represent teachers for the Massachusetts Teachers Association.  Additionally, Jeff was appointed by the Governor of Connecticut as an Employee Advocate Arbitrator for the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration and served as an arbitrator for teacher contract negotiations for the State Department of Education. Throughout their 28 years in Madison, Jeff and Pam loved spending their time in the sun on the town beaches, which Jeff helped to develop as Chairman of the Madison Beach and Recreation Commission.  Jeff also served the Town of Madison as a member of the Police and Fire Pension Boards.  Jeff was a passionate sports fan, spending 15 years coaching his sons’ various baseball teams and celebrating the successes of the Yankees, Giants, and UConn Huskies with his family.  He also became an avid golfer, improving his game in his many rounds at the Madison Country Club. Jeff’s memory lives on through his children Mark Rosenberg, of Madison, Aaron Rosenberg, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Adam and Samantha Rosenberg of Cheshire, Bonni Rosenberg Beloin of Bethany; his five grandchildren; and his father-in-law Frohman Davis of Hillsboro Beach, Florida.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Temple Beth Tikvah, 196 Durham Road, Madison, where the Rosenbergs have been members for almost 30 years.  Interment will follow at Beaver Brook Cemetery, Clinton, CT.  Shiva will be held at the family’s home in Madison on May 1st, 3rd, and 4th, with minyan services beginning at 6:45 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, which can be made viahttps://giving.massgeneral.org/ways-to-give/, or to the Connecticut Education Association Children’s Education Fund, which can be made payable to CEA Children’s Education Fund (CEF), and sent to attn: Jeff Leake, 21 Oak Street, Suite 500, Hartford, CT 06106.

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12 Comments

  1. Christine Morico said,

    05.01.14 at 12:08 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. All our love, the Morico family.

  2. Michael Rosenberg said,

    05.01.14 at 2:08 am

    I am shocked beyond words to learn of Jeff’s passing. He and I were next to each other in age among the 26 Rosenberg first cousins. So we knew each other a long long time.

    I don’t have words right now except to express my (and Mindy’s) condolences to Pam and to the kids and grandkids.

    Grandpa Dave is, no doubt, sad that Jeff left us so soon but he is he glad to see his boy. Is there a Yankees game tonight?

  3. Sambot Orm said,

    05.01.14 at 2:43 am

    I can only express my heart out symphony for Pam and the rest of his family. Jeff was a very honest and caring person that always put the best interest of the people he met first. He was a great person that cared about the important things, such as family. I remember the multiple times that Jeff has saved my life literary! I don’t know where I would have been or where my situations would have ended up if it wasn’t for his wisdom and guidance that he gave me. I thank you jeff for keeping my son with me and our family. That I can never repay you but you will always be in my heart when I look at my son. Thank you.

  4. Pat Fedor said,

    05.01.14 at 11:15 am

    It was my pleasure to work with Jeff last year as he navigated the Waterford Administrators through the contract negotiation process. He was thorough, honest and a true advocate for doing what was right. His sense of humor was most appreciated through the process and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to know and work with Jeff.

  5. Dina Gorlick said,

    05.01.14 at 2:14 pm

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to Jeff’s family. Jeff guided the Branford Education Association through difficult negotiations during the 1980s and 1990s and his advice was always ‘right on the money.’ His loss will be felt by many who knew him.

  6. Dennis and Enid Rizzo said,

    05.01.14 at 5:41 pm

    Pam, just heard of the sad news of Jeff’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences to you and all the children. He was a great person. We both have wonderful memories of him. May The LORD give you the strength to deal with such lost.
    Always , Enid and Dennis

  7. Bruce Swan said,

    05.01.14 at 5:56 pm

    My very best to the Rosenberg family, Jeff was a great guy!

  8. Karen J. Ostby said,

    05.01.14 at 8:54 pm

    I was shocked and saddened to read about the loss of Jeff in today’s Hartford Courant. While I never knew him personally, I heard him speak at CEA meetings several times. I knew immediately that Jeff was bright, articulate, caring and a great friend of and advocate for educators. I was so pleased to know that he had been appointed an Employee Advocate Arbitrator.
    My thoughts and prayers are with each of the members of his family and his CEA family.

  9. Joan Flasko said,

    05.01.14 at 11:52 pm

    Pam, So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Joan

  10. Gail & Rich Roth said,

    05.02.14 at 2:18 pm

    Dear Rosenberg family,
    We are deeply saddened about Jeff’s passing. He was an amazing man, friend, and teacher advocate. I worked closely with Jeff as an SEA member and past president. He was the negotiator supreme! Thanks to him, Stratford has always had terrific contracts.
    Thanks to Jeff, we have a wonderful friendship with Adam and Sam. His memory will live on and we will miss him. Blessings to all.
    God’s peace to all of you.

  11. deborahdemayo said,

    05.04.14 at 3:15 pm

    Dear Pam and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.. I remember Jeff as always being so kind and friendly.. A great caring husband and father. I wish your family peace at this very sad time. He will be missed and remembered.

    Deb DeMayo (your former housekeeper)

  12. Nancy Thursby said,

    05.13.14 at 3:20 pm

    Dear Pam,
    You don’t know me, but I wanted to let you know how saddened I was to hear of Jeff’s passing. I am a retired teacher from the Monroe Public Schools. Jeff helped me with a grievance I had many years ago. My son was hit by a car on his bike and needed surgery on his hand, but he was a college student who was not in school at the time because of deep depression. The insurance was not going to pay. Many lawyers would have said they couldn’t help me, but not Jeff. He took my case and won. Now, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, this “you have to be in school” rule is no longer legal. I have never forgotten how understanding Jeff was and how helpful. I hope my story is helpful to you. God bless you and your family.
    Nancy Thursby