Nicholas Dominick Rossi (1926 - 2018)

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Nicholas Dominick Rossi
07/04/1926 - 06/12/2018
Nicholas Dominick Rossi passed away on Tuesday, June 12 surrounded by his adoring family. Nick was born on July 4, 1926 in Syracuse, New York to Eugene and Esther Rossi. Nick served in the Navy. Upon returning home, he owned and operated Rossi's Dry Cleaning Plant and The Starlight Club, where he met the love of his life, Dolores. They married on July 4, 1957. Nick worked in management for Kmart and was also a licensed realtor. After relocating his family to Florida in 1971, he continued with Kmart and worked in the real estate industry until the age of eighty-four. Nick enjoyed spending time at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club where he was known as the "General." His inability to tell a joke correctly provided laughs from the opening line, often forgetting the punchline altogether. He delighted in a nice dish of pasta as well as a good sweet. A devout Catholic, Nick was a humble man who led his life with love. His priorities were clear: faith and family. He believed the finer things in life were not things at all, but moments spent with those he loved. Anyone fortunate enough to know Nick loved him immediately. He was a loving husband, a kind and gentle father, grandfather, as well as a true friend. Although he is no longer here, his family finds comfort in knowing he is in a better place. Cherishing his memory are his beautiful wife of nearly sixty one years, Dolores, their children Diana (Kevin), Michelle (Shige), Lisa (John), Karen (Sam), Bernadette, Nicholas Jr. (Virginia), Steven (Charlene), Matthew, fifteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends, as well as Uncle Terry, whom he always considered a brother. The family would like to thank the staff of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center for the compassionate care they provided. A Memorial Mass will be held for Nicholas on Saturday, July 14th at 6:00 pm at the Catholic Church of the Epiphany located at 201 Lafayette Street, Port Orange, Florida.

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Church of the Epiphany
201 Lafayette St
Port Orange, FL 32127
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from July 12 to July 13, 2018
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