Beloved coach laid to rest

Friends and family said a final farewell today to a beloved Washingtonville father who died while trying to save his son and two friends from drowning while on vacation in Puerto Rico.



Hundreds gathered today to remember 47-year-old Joe Rosario at Saint Mary's Church in Washingtonville.



The retired New York City police detective and Little League coach drowned last month while saving his 12-year-old son and two friends from a strong ocean riptide.



Rosario leaves behind a wife, two children and a stepdaughter.


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