Dr. Brian Mauro, associate provost at FDU, believed that Rosaria had worked at the college for some eight or nine years.
"It was a number of years before I started," he said on Thursday.
According to her profile at LinkedIn.com, Rosaria, a Berkeley College graduate, started at FDU as assistant to the chair in July 2004. She then became an advisement counselor in Nov. 2006, before moving up to the Honors Program in Jan. 2012.
"She was a terrific person - beautiful, intelligent, kind, charismatic," said Mauro. "I could go on and on like everybody else. We're just really mourning her loss and missing her."
Chester was a 1984 graduate of Bloomfield High School, said Karen Delli Santi. They both grew up together on Bloomfield's Baldwin Street.
"He was always a good kid in school. He would do anything for you," Delli Santi toldBloomfield Life. "I don't think I ever even heard him curse."