Catherine E. Rossi

Catherine RossiCatherine E. Rossi, 82, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 50 Monroe Street, Byrnedale, PA, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.

She was born April 21, 1932 in Colver, PA, daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Getsey Bukovitz.  She attended Colver School and was a graduate of Ebensburg/Cambria High School, Class of 1950.  She had been a resident of Elk County since 1950 and was employed by the St. Joseph’s Monastery for 20 years.

On April 21, 1951, in Colver, PA, she married Anthony J. “Tony” Rossi, who preceded her in death on September 8, 1988.

She is survived by five daughters, Patricia Ritter and her husband John of Weedville, Debbie Meyer and her husband Glenn of St. Marys, Terri Lanzel and her husband Michael of St. Marys, Annette Geci and her husband David of St. Marys, and Donna Clyde and her husband Ronald of DuBois; one son, Anthony S. Rossi and his wife Debbie of Export, PA; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy Meyer, Jason Meyer, Aaron Lanzel, Kevin Lanzel, Rachel Keron, Sarah Chiesa, Meghan Geci, Kaitlyn Geci, Brianna Clyde, Dominic Rossi, and Vincent Rossi; nine great grandchildren, Parker Meyer, Colby Meyer, Rylee Meyer, Aaron Lanzel, Julian Lanzel, Colin Lanzel, Maddie Lanzel, Anna Lanzel, and Makenna Keron; and one brother, Theodore Bukovitz and his wife Sandy.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great grandson, Jackson Lanzel; a sister, Dolores “Jeannie” Rito; and two brothers, Michael Bukovitz and Andrew Bukovitz.

Mrs. Rossi was a member of the Queen of the World Church and the Bennetts Valley Senior Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; Bennetts Valley Senior Center, 149 Plum Street, Weedville, PA  15868; Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Silver Creek Terrace, 791 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Sharon Dorothy March 23, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Terri and Family, We were so sorry to hear about your mom. I did not know she had been sick. She is now with your dad and in a better place. He was a great guy also. My mom is living with me and will be 94 next month. She also sends her sympathy. Love, Sharon

Kathy Kennedy March 24, 2015 at 8:16 am

I was saddened to hear that kind, sweet Catherine has passed away. My deepest sympathy to my friend Terri, her sisters and their families. I know you all feel blessed to have had such a wonderful Mom!

Ann & Jim Vollmer March 24, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Terri, Debbie, Annette & all family members,

We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Your comfort should be in that she was a great lady! Always a smile on her face & a good word to say. We’re sorry we won’t quite make it home in time for the viewing & funeral but please know that we are thinking of you and your family.

Ann & Jim

Stephanie Meyer March 25, 2015 at 7:07 am

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/grandmother. May your memories of her help you through this difficult time. Prayers for all of you!

Lisa Dunmire March 25, 2015 at 9:38 am

Always so sweet and kind… Catherine will truly be missed. Love to you all.. The Dunmire Family
Jim, Lisa & Olivia
Ben, Amber & Ella Franco
Jason, Heather & Kaylee John

Maura Barbazzeni March 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Catherine was such a great neighbor and she will be truly missed. God bless all of you and keep you in His care.

Debora Swackhammer March 25, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I am sure she was a wonderful person; because she raised such wonderful children. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, today and always.

Randy & Lynne Rossi March 25, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Anthony (T), Debbie and Family,
Lynne and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. I’m sorry we can’t be there but we pray your heart will be lifted by the loving thoughts of your friends and loved ones. We offer our sympathy and caring.

Victoria Stanish March 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother.
– Vicki and Kathy Stanish

Diane Scutella March 27, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Annette, Terri & family,
Extending sympathy to you in the loss of your mother.
Diane & Joe Scutella

Gerri Nedzinski March 30, 2015 at 8:52 am

Terri & family,
My deepest prayers and sympathy to all of you. The Rossi family was blessed with a wonderful mother and grandmother. I wish I could have been there for you.

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