Servio J. “Cy” Rossi

Servio J. “Cy” Rossi, 82, of Rome, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016 in Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 20, 1934 in Rome a son of Emilio and Innocenza Mastracco Rossi. On September 10, 1955 in St. John the Baptist Church he married Antoinette “Nettie” DeCarolis. He graduated from RFA, class of 1952. He proudly served in the US Air Force from 1952 to 1956. He worked at Erie Collision Service for 10 years. In 1967 he started employment at Rome Developmental Center as a therapy aide retiring in 1985. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting small and big game, travelling and going to the casino. Cy is survived by his beloved family, his wife of 61 years, Nettie; t

Giselda A. Biondi Rossi

Giselda A. Biondi Rossi, 86, of Rome, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 in the Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born in Rome on June 13, 1930 the daughter of Edgardo and Ausilia Marino Biondi. On September 3, 1951 in St. John the Baptist Church she married Anthony Rossi, Sr who passed away on August 12, 2011. Giselda is survived by her beloved family, a daughter Marie Lynn Rossi of Rome; a son, Andre Rossi of Rochester; cherished grandchildren, Michelle, Carla, Keith, Katelyn, Joshua, Alexis, Andre and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Addison, Lila, Logan and Adley; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edgardo and Rosetta Biondi of FL and Louis and Faith Biondi of IN; a sister Louise

Josephine M. Schillaci Fiorenza

Josephine M. Schillaci Fiorenza, 76, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 11, 1939 in Rome the daughter of Joseph D. and Mary Depasquale Schillaci. On June 10, 1961 she was united in marriage to Anthony Fiorenza, a union of 50 years. Anthony passed away on December 24, 2011. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. Josephine was a graduate of RFA, class of 1957. She was previously employed by Marine Midland Bank, City of Rome, and retired from the Rome City School District as a teacher assistant after 20 plus years of service. She was an avid reade

Betty J. Sanders Leonard

Betty J. Sanders Leonard, 94, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Grand Nursing Home. She was born on October 9, 1922, in Oakmont, PA the daughter of Reuben and Annabelle Haley Dickinson. She was married to Walter E. Sanders who passed away in 1970 and William G. Leonard who passed away in 1990. She had worked as a sales clerk in department stores. Betty is survived by her beloved family, two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Laura Sanders of FL and Dan and Patty Sanders of Rome; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Donald Shipley, CA; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral services were private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Botti

You can shed tears that I am gone
or you can smile because I have lived
You can close your eyes and pray that I’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that I have left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see me
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of my yesterday
You can remember me and only that I am gone
or you can cherish my memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what I would want
smile,
open your eyes,
love
and go on.

 rmb

                                    

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