Anthony "Babe" J. Rosetti, husband of the late Mary (Lengel) Rosetti, 90 of Phoenixville, died on Friday in the Seasons Hospice of the Phoenixville Hospital.
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Born in Phoenixville a son to the late Francis and Angela (Sape) Rosetti; Anthony resided all his life in Phoenixville.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army during the Pacific Theatre; Receiving the Good conduct medal, Victory Medal, Pacific Campaign, and two Bronze Stars.
He was employed for over 40 years as a tire builder for the former BF Goodrich Company of Oaks until his retirement. He was a member of St. Mary the Assumption Catholic Church in Phoenixville, and member the Friendship Fire Company of Phoenixville, the Polish American Citizens Club, Phoenixville Moose Lodge and former president of the Moose Lodge, and a member of the Spring City American Legion Post 602, Thomas W. O'Connor, and the Veterans of Foreign War. Babe enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by a daughter: Mary Ann, wife of Ray M. Mincarelli, of Phoenixville; and a son: Frank A., husband of Lisa Rosetti, of Limerick; five grandchildren: Tony Rosetti, Debbie Rosetti, Denise Wallin, Bobby Cappelli and Alana Cappelli; five great grandchildren: Sara and Rachael Rosetti and Nicholas, Connor and Leah Wallin; and a sister, Angelina DiGiacomo, of Phoenixville.
He was predeceased by half sisters Marie Sciallo and Dolores Sanbe, and half brothers Oscar, Frank and Nicholas Sciallo. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary the Assumption Church, 212 Dayton St., Phoenixville. The Rev. John Hutter will officiate. Burial to follow with military honors in the Holy Trinity Cemetery. His viewing will be held Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, Bridge and Church streets, Spring City, and on Monday at the funeral home from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Seasons Hospice, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville PA 19460.
Online tributes may be made at www.sgsfuneralhome.com
Published in The Mercury on Oct. 13, 2012