Jean Marie Rossetti, 91, a longtime resident of the Hill Section of Scranton, died Sunday evening. She was the widow of Gilbert J. Rossetti, who died Sept. 21, 1976.
Jean was the daughter of the late Thomas Condeelis and Edna McKean Condeelis. A graduate of Scranton Technical High School and Scranton Business School, she was employed as a secretary at Dr. Sandy Furey's office and also served as a receptionist at Moses Taylor Hospital.
Jean was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elks Club of Scranton, Lackawanna Ladies Club and the Junior Jaycees, and was co-founder of the Hemodialysis Patients' Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She was actively involved with fundraising and support of impoverished children in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Yonkers in New York. Jean felt it primary and necessary to care for the poor and those in need. She was generous with her time as well as her financial
Always conscious of being proper, soft spoken and impeccably attired, Jean was a great supporter of the arts. She actively supported and appreciated the Metropolitan Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre and many musicians, who would perform in her home for the public to enjoy. Jean appreciated the necessity of understanding the effects of history upon us presently and how it formed us. She was a member of the Lackawanna Historical Society, and enjoyed antiques, collectibles and art objects.
She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Mark T. Rossetti, New York City; and Gilbert J. Rossetti Jr. and wife, Nancy, Forest City; and two grandsons, Gilbert J. Rossetti and wife, Lycett, Boston, Mass.; and Gregory Rossetti, Dunmore.
The family would like to thank the Garcia family, Dagoberto, Martha, Anna, Fernando, Alvaro, Alex and Aracely, Eric Raebel, the Moctezuma family, Rosa, Paula and Angie and husband, Frank, and the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice for the tremendous care given to Jean throughout her illness. Special gratitude is extended to Bishop James C. Timlin, bishop emeritus of Scranton.
A public viewing is scheduled for Jean in the main foyer of the family home, 1005 Vine St., Scranton. Relatives and friends may pay their respects today beginning at noon until Wednesday at noon. At 7 p.m., a rosary service will be offered in Spanish and a memorial concert will be performed. Vigil will be celebrated in the family's chapel at 8:15 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, PA 18510.
Published in Scranton Times on July 15, 2014
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