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“Sorry to say goodbye to old friend. Thanks for the memories ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Salvatore Ferrara - Saugus, MA

“Dear Rossi Family,We're saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Rossi, his kind smile and warmth welcomed us to the neighborhood, and we're happy...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Yen & Lang Huynh - Melrose

“Dear Betty, Jackie & Jennifer; I am so sorry to hear about your great loss! Jack was such a kind & wonderful man; he will be greatly missed by our...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Terri Uzzle - Family Friend

“Cousin Betty,I recently heard about Jackie passing. Even though we do not keep in touch I still think of you and how sad it is to lose a loved one...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: robert cristiano - andover, MA

“Dear Betty and Family,We are so sorry to hear of your loss. To have so many years with your husband you are blessed. We are praying for you. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Jean, Anne and Marie The Priestleys - MA

“Jack sorry to read of your loss. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Arthur Bergh - Malden, MA

“Betty, Jackie and Jenn, my family and I are so sorry about the passing of your husband and father. He has always been a cheery face in the...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Michele Varney - Melrose, MA

“Betty and Family, our sincere condolences on the loss of Jackie,our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this time.Jackie was always...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: George, Mary, Melissa Pesaturo - MA

“Goodbye our dear friend. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Pantaliere - Punta Gorda, FL

“Betty, I am so sorry to hear about Jackie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Now he and Victor are together in heaven. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: ruthie Manni - wilmington, MA

“Betty, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Be strong. Love from the other Betty ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Betty Ross - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“To Betty and Jack,So sorry to hear about John. My sincere sympathy to you both and your entire family. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin Burke - Pompano Beach, FL

“Betty;So sorry for your loss!!Jim T ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jim Thirkell - HAMPTON, NH

“Betty my deepest sympathy to you and the family on John's passing. Remember the wonderful family times you had over the years and would tell the...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Florence Shea - Melrose, MA

“To Betty, Jennifer, Jack Jr. and grandchildren, We just want to tell you how very sorry we are about the passing of Jack, he will be greatly missed....Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Joan Eori - Billerica, MA

“I hope your many wonderful memories of your husband, father, grandfather, and friend will bring you comfort during this time of sorrow. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Margie Wallace - Haverhill, MA

“Very sad to hear about your Dad Jenn, may he rest in peace and hope you find peace and love in your heart from all the memories ❤ ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: KIM MONTEIRO - Wilmington, MA

“Oh Betty, Lorraine and I are so sorry to hear of your great loss. You are in our hearts with deepest sympathy.Jeep & Lorraine ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Gene Gerry - Tewksbury, MA


John C. Rossi, of Melrose, died peacefully on July 20th, 2019 at the age of 80. John was born in Boston on June 7th, 1939 to John & Anna (Nazzaro) Rossi. He was raised in Boston and attended Boston Public Schools before moving on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from Bentley College. John also served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. He worked at Polaroid for many years; and was a member of the Melrose VFW and volunteered as a coach for the Melrose Little League for 30 years.

John was the husband of 57 years to the love of his life, Elizabeth "Betty' Rossi. Father of Jack Rossi of Melrose, and Jennifer Rossi DeFeo of Wilmington. Beloved Grampy of Derek Rossi of Melrose, and Joslyn DeFeo, Jaelyn DeFeo, James Rene DeFeo, and Jonathan DeFeo, all of Wilmington. Brother-in-law of Joyce Rossi, Dwight Sackett & his wife Janice, and Robert Sackett & his wife Lisa. Brother of the late George Rossi, the late Delores Lowery, and the late Edward Rossi. Also survived by his lifelong friend Lyle Eori, and many nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be Private.