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Annunziata "Annzi" Rossi

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Annunziata "Annzi" Rossi Obituary
Annunziata "Annzi" Rossi, 102, of Pingree, Idaho passed away January 9, 2016.  
Annzi was born March 25, 1913 in Segundo, Colorado to Italian immigrants, Giovanni and Giovanna Rossi. She was the youngest of five children and the only one born in America.
Her parents returned to Italy with three of their children in 1919. Annzi married Tommaso Rossi, the eldest of six children in 1935 in Castro dei Volsci, Italy. Soon after they were married, Tommaso's parents died, leaving them responsible for raising his five siblings. All of them were very close and created a strong bond that was evident throughout their lives.
Following World War II the family began the process of coming to the Untied States.  Although Annzi was born in the United States, she had lost her citizenship because she had voted in a foreign election.
Their son, Marion, came to America with his cousin in May of 1951, sponsored by his uncle John De Guilio. She and her daughter, Carmina, arrived in Pingree in December of that year. Tommaso wasn't able to come until 1953.
The family rented a farm from Uncle John for five years before buying their own land. They eventually built their own home, where Annzi lived. She worked along side of her husband on their dairy farm. They initially raised potatoes, then for many years worked endless hours milking 50 cows, with no outside help.  This venture was followed by beef cattle and eventually leasing the farm.  
In her free time she enjoyed crocheting, being involved in the church bazaar, making crafts and homemade noodles. She took great pleasure in her simple life and land raising.  She loved visiting friends and returned to Italy three times to visit family and friends.
Annzi and Tommaso were married for 72 years before he died in 2007. The bond of family continues as the family has a close friendship with their relatives in Canada and Italy. Our mother has been blessed with good family, friends and caring people in her life.
She was a faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church and was active in the building of St. John's Catholic Church in Pingree. Her Catholic faith has helped her get through the difficult times in her life. She was also a member of the Women Untied Organization.
Annzi is survived by her son, Marion Rossi of Pingree; daughter, Carmina (Allan) Hatton of Lincoln City, Oregon; has six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.  
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tommaso; daughter in law, Sandy Rossi; brothers, Giuseppe and Guglielmo; and sisters, Natalina and Rosaria.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the rosary at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Blackfoot. A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at St. John's Catholic Church in Pingree. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com. 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to St. John's Mission in Pingree.
Published in The Morning News on Jan. 15, 2016
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