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Rosanne Rossi

July 9, 1948 ~ October 6, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Warren – Rosanne Rossi, 74, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022.

On July 9, 1948, the oldest child of James and Maryanne Bernard burst into the world

with a Tide stick in one hand and an etiquette book in the other.


Rosanne graduated from Howland High School in 1966, and attended Kent State

Trumbull while working as a dental assistant. She married Michael Rossi in 1971, and

the couple moved to Notre Dame, IN, and then to Washington, D.C. while Michael

finished his studies. It was in D.C. that Rosanne learned to bake, spending hours at the

library looking at recipes and working on her crust until she produced the perfect pie.


Rosanne and Michael returned to Warren, Ohio, where they raised their four children.

Rosanne’s creative talent and attention to detail showed up in her role as a mother and

homemaker. Whether it was sewing Halloween costumes for the kids, assembling

wreaths that put Martha Stewart to shame, or packing sandwiches that would survive a

flood, Rosanne did it “right.” She was generous with her talents and was a spontaneous

gift-giver--you never knew when a pair of carefully chosen earrings or a plate of

beautiful cookies would show up.


Never one to be slowed down by anything, Rosanne lived another seven years after

being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. When she finally left this life, she was

surrounded by her family, in the familiar confines of her meticulously decorated home.


Rosanne is survived by her husband of 51 years, Michael; their four children, Amy

(Steve), John (Nicole), Benjamin, and Abby (Craig); grandchildren, Ella, Addison, Avery,

Mikey, Max, Charlie and Francis; and sisters Kathi Bernard and Nancy (Michael) Hripko.


Welcoming her to the next life were her parents, James and Maryanne, and her brother,

Jay Bernard (survived by Bill Stanhope). They immediately got to work on a seasonally

appropriate wreath for the pearly gates.


A memorial mass for Rosanne will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, October 13 at St.

Mary and St. Joseph Church, 232 Seneca Ave NE, Warren, OH, with a private interment

at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in

Rosanne’s name to Catholic Charities of Youngstown, where Rosanne hit the adoption

jack-pot with their oldest daughter. www.ccdoy.org/give


Catholic Charities Regional Agency

319 West Rayen Avenue

Youngstown, Ohio 44502

Please add in memo: Rosanne Rossi

Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to Rosanne’s family.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


October 13, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Mary's & St. Joseph Church
232 Seneca Ave. NE
Warren, OH 44481


Catholic Charities Diocese of Youngstown
319 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown OH 44502
Web: https://www.ccdoy.org/give/


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