Deacon Dominic L. Rossi, 83, was healed and comforted in the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his parents Carmella and Patsy Rossi, brother Mario, sisters Judy Mauro, Teresa Peris, Bertha Williams and Julie Ryan and a special cousin Aldo Ferraccioli. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Ann (Ciacelli). He is also survived by his children and their families, daughter Lori Rossi, Rebecca Palombo and Joseph Palombo and their father Marty Palombo, daughter Dina George (Rob Garrett) Anthony and Gina, son Pat (Shannon) Rossi, Dominic and James, daughter Jean (John) Potenza, Dominica and Michael, son Peter (Lori) Amy and Kathleen, son Matthew Rossi and Joe Mariani, and daughter Joanna (Craig) Cotten, Alexander and Zachary. He is also survived by his great grandson Tayshaun and sisters Mary O’Malley and Anita (Armand) Ciacelli, a special cousin Libra Ferraccioli, several nieces and nephews. Dominic joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from Union Endicott in 1948 serving our country for 9 years. He retired from IBM after 25 years of employment. Dom was ordained a Deacon in the Syracuse Diocese in 1979. A ministry that blessed him and the lives of all those he touched for over 35 years. The sacraments of his family and extended family were made even more special by his presence and participation. There were weddings he performed and babies he baptized. For many years he was very active in the RCIA process which guides individuals who want to become Catholic. Many have felt comforted by his presence at their time of need. Dominic was a witty, loving, spiritual man who will be sadly missed by anyone who’s life he touched. The family would like to thank Dr. Rani Kapur Pado, Dr. Lawrence Sampson, Dr. John Perry, and the Hospice caregivers for their helping and healing.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 10 am at St. Joseph’s Church, Endicott. The family will receive friends at church Sunday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a contribution to: St. Paul’s Church – Uganda c/o St. Joseph’s Church, 207 Hayes Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760 in his name.