Mildred D'Elia Rossi, 95, of Pittston died Wednesday evening at Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, where she had been a resident for seven years. Her husband, John Rossi, preceded her in death on March 17, 2002.
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Born and raised in Pittston, daughter of the late Donato and Lucia Pagnani D'Elia, she received her education in the Pittston School District.
In her earlier years she was employed by Main Pants, West Pittston.
Mildred was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, St. Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston. She also held membership in the Pittston Senior Citizens Association and the Big Band Society of Wilkes-Barre.
A loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was adored by her entire family. Mildred was at her happiest when her house was full of relatives and friends. She truly enjoyed cooking for and entertaining people.
Her family wishes to acknowledge the staff of the Mountain View Care Center and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their wonderful care and dedication shown unto Mildred during her stay.
Surviving are a daughter, Lorraine Notari and husband, Dan, Pittston; a son, John Rossi and wife, Sandra, Dunmore; three grandchildren, Dan Notari and wife, Laurie, Cory Notari and wife, Meagan, and Valerie DiCindio and husband, Frank; two great-grandchildren, Luke and Drew Notari; and nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Sam, Andy and Tony D'Elia; and three sisters, Teresa LaGrasta, Della Rossi and Louise Dominick.
In keeping with Mildred's wishes, her viewing and funeral with a Mass of Christian Burial will be privately held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in West Pittston Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge.
To leave an online condolence, visit www.ferrifuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 12, 2012