Georgia Lee Rossi-Mauricio
Georgia Lee Rossi- Mauricio, 72, of Palm Springs, CA passed away November 6, 2008 in Indio, CA. She was born November 7, 1935, to Orlando and Conchetta Orsino in Cannonsburg, PA. She married Daniel Mauricio on October 21, 2005 in San Bernardino, CA. She was a Registered Nurse for 45 years. She was a member of California Nurses Association, Rotary Club of Coachella Valley, Reserve Officers Association, Association of Female Executives, Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., and American Legion member. She served in the U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Corps from 1989-2005 as a Captain. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Mauricio of Palm Springs, CA; her daughters, Lisa Rossi- Gomez of Indio, CA, Vida Rossi of Pioneertown, CA and Gina Rossi-Hofstadter of Hermosa Beach, CA; her son, Frank Rossi Jr. of Selma, OR; her sister, Debbie Patragas of Pennsylvania; her brother, Orlando Orsino Jr. of Lady Lake, FL; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Mt. View Mortuary in San Bernardino, CA. Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church in San Bernardino, CA. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in San Bernardino, CA. The family suggests donations be made to The American Cancer Society.
Published by The Desert Sun on Nov. 12, 2008.
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13 years! 13 years since I last heard your voice, enjoyed your laugh, felt your hug , saw your beautiful face. That sick feeling in the pit of my stomach is here today. My heart remains broken. I have never been the same. I hope, wherever you are, that you are dancing with dad joyfully. I love you. I miss you.
November 6, 2021
Twelve years have passed since I last heard your voice, seen your face, enjoyed your laughter. I miss you so much mom. I love you and think if you everyday. I miss you.
Lisa Gomez
November 5, 2020
November 13, 2012
I love you
Raina Salazar
November 12, 2012
I love you grandma and miss you so much. I wish you could have met my little angels you would love them...
Raina Salazar
November 12, 2012
Lisa Gomez
November 10, 2012
Lisa Gomez
November 10, 2012
Lisa Gomez
November 10, 2012
Lisa Gomez
November 10, 2012
Lisa Rossi
November 10, 2012
Always an empty place. I miss you.
Lisa Rossi
November 10, 2012
To my sisters Vida and Lisa and my baby brother, Frankie, This has been our most difficult year and we are doing well. I am proud of us, as is mom.
I am grateful for you. You have been my strength and comfort. Remember, mom always said we would be our best friends and that we would need one another through life. She was preparing us for life...for this time. I love you all and thank you all; family, friends, fellow humans that I have met along on this journey who hugged, prayed, offered themselves and have revealed their beautiful hearts and humanity in so many ways. Thank you Mom. You're my mom and stuff! "Love Always", Gina
November 6, 2009
11/06/08 Piercingly alone and in denial, I am numb. I want to lean.
I need to take hold and to be held.
I am weak today and think I’ll not stand so tall again.
1/09 I can’t conceive of this space without you in it.
This space here and there and everywhere and in my heart.
You were here and now I don’t know where to go to find you ... You, the part of me that was here before and during me. Like standing outside the earth and knowing I can’t be without it around me, keeping me grounded. You comforted, you breathed my air, my first breath. my first sounds, my first home inside you. my first vision, my first words, my first love and friend. You, Mom, my greatest joy and deepest heartache.
11/06/09 Today I know I am not alone, I am awake and you can lean on me now and I can hold you as you held me. Today I am strong and I stand tall. All because of you.
Forever in my heart. –“Boobie-Sunshine” –Gina Lyn
November 6, 2009
To Vida, Gina & Frank

Our mother is always with us...
She's the whisper of the leaves
as we walk down the street.
She's the cool hand on your
brow when we're not well.
Our mother lives inside
our laughter. She's crystallized
in every tear drop...
She's the place we came from,
our first home.. She's the map we
follow with every step that we take.
She's our first love and our first heart
break....and nothing on earth can separate us.
Not time, Not space...
Not even death....
will ever separate us
from our mother....
We carry her inside of us....
Wishing my sisters and brother peace.
Lisa Rossi-Gomez
November 6, 2009
God in his infinite wisdom chose to reunite Georgia and Al and all who left before her for a reason only he knows but always for a reason.

And if I go before you do,
just remember I am just a veil away.
Just wisper my name,
I am right beside you.
(God I hope so)

I love you and miss you still and always. I still struggle, why did you leave the way you did?

Lisa Marie
Lisa Gomez
August 14, 2009
I love you
Lisa Gomez
April 25, 2009
I wonder where you are. I wonder if you know that you are gone and I miss you so much? I still have so much to share with you, so much to talk to you about. What am I suppose to do? I miss you. I love you.
Lisa Marie
March 26, 2009
Mom,It's been 16 weeks since you left me. Sixteen weeks and 6 days since I last spoke with you. It seems like a lifetime. I wish I could speak to you, see you and tell you I love you. Sometimes I'm just sick and in complete denial. How can the sun continue to rise ans set without you here? I MISS YOU
Lisa Marie
March 2, 2009
Thank you for the dream. I finally held you in my arms as you laughed and talked on the phone with Lisa, Vida, Frankie, Ruthie and Brian there with you. You said, " I just needed to be with my people."
February 26, 2009
I miss you and we talk daily, don't we? :) When I laugh and I cry, you are with me.
Your "boobie", Gina Lyn
GIna Rossi
January 31, 2009
The Girls....Aunt Georgia, Lisa ,Vida,and Gina.Thou you are all far away, you are always in my heart. Remember, she is always with you.My prayers are with,Pamela
Pamela Needleman
December 8, 2008
My Dearest Closest Friend,
Thank you for all the memories...I will never forget you. You and Danny will remain in my heart forever. I love you like a sister.
Pat Arlene Peraino
Arlene Peraino
December 2, 2008
ill alwase love u papa u and grandmom were alwase number 1
i hope u have a grate christmas
and i will miss her so so so much and i sitting crying knowing grandmom is waching over me and saying dont cry but i really cant stand it and i talk to her all day and when im at school i hear her going stop fooling around and do your work and i cant call her house or dannys cell because when it gowes to voice mail i just cant stand it and i will forever love her
Raevin lee Rossi
raevin rossi
December 1, 2008
Vida, Lisa, Gina and Frankie,
I could never take Georgia's place but I hope that you know that I will always be here for you. You are my family, too.
With Love, Ohma Lita
Carmelita Dean
November 30, 2008
To Vida and Gina:
So sorry to hear of your mom's sudden passing. My prayers continue for you and yours to get through this trying time as you discover a you that you have never known and your mom in a new way. Blessings Always,
Debra Mayfield
November 30, 2008
Georgia, I meet you at the VA with Dan, and I admired you so much. You were so full of life and such a kind, loving and happy person. When I found out the news I was so deeply touched. I wish the world had more people like you. You will be missed. I pray for strenght for your family and Dan.
Dina Facciponti
November 30, 2008
Georgia Lee, Georgia. So full of life! I was sure she would outlive us all! She said she would never grow old - and she didn't. She looked and lived as a much younger woman. Tho' God had his own plan for her.
Daunting words I recall:
"Man's days are like those of grass. Like the flower in the field he blooms. The wind sweeps over him and he is gone and his place knows him no more."
It takes but a moment to make a friend - but a lifetime to forget one.
Georgia, we will never forget you!
Joan & Tony Butta (we are forever in your debt for bringing us together.)
Joan Butta
November 28, 2008
To My Aunt Georgia, one of my most favorite aunts in the whole wide world. To whom I will always remember your laugh. My heart aches because ,even though we were 3,000 miles away, I forever felt close to you, Lisa, Vida and Gina. Always a smile on my face when we talked. I will miss you and love you very much.

JoAnn Needleman Brothers
November 27, 2008
I will miss you dearly. Even though, I never saw you that often. I always knew that I could call and talk to you if I needed to. Your passing will be greatly missed.
Rose Needleman
November 27, 2008
Aunt georgia,
Never forgot your birthday(my mother wouldn't have allowed that) Last time I saw you I was 11. See you in heaven....Love Santino
Santino Patragas
November 26, 2008
Hi Mom,
This is pumpkin. I miss you mom. I miss your voice. How do I live my days without you in it? Right now I don't want to try.Who do I call when I do something I'm proud of?
You are the best, simply the best, better than all the rest, better than anyone.
I will see you again. I love you.
Lisa Rossi-Gomez
November 23, 2008
you are my sunshine. i miss you and thank you for being my mom. we will meet again.
love always, your "boobie", Gina Lyn forever in my heart.
gina rossi
November 21, 2008
Hi Georgia, I have some profound memories stuck in my heart that I will always cherish. When my sister told me you went to heaven, it felt like a piece of my mom was taken again.. I've known you all of my life and and I'll always love you. To: Lisa, Vida, Gina, and Frankie, I can say I know EXACTLY how you feel and I'm TRULY sorry. Please call me whenever you have time.760-219-1887. May Gods strength be with you. Love Trae Henry
Traci Henry
November 14, 2008
To the Rossi-Mauricio Families

We are so sorry about this tragic accident. She will be missed by so many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Uncle Ray and Theresa
November 14, 2008
My Aunt Georgia wore combat boots...

Until i see you again.

Ill carry you in my heart.

Love your niece Megan..who also wears combat boots.
Megan Patragas
November 14, 2008
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
November 13, 2008
To the Rossi-Mauricio Family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Georgia I plan to see you in heaven one day.
May God bless you all
Micah Patragas
November 13, 2008
We want you to know that we are thinking and praying for you and your family at this difficult time. Please know we are always here for you.

Sandra, Jose, Jocelynn & Janae Cortes
Sandra Cortes
November 13, 2008
To the family of Georgia,

Love to all and please know that my loving thoughts are with each and every one of you. Danny, your wife was a remarkable lady and to the family, your Mother was so very special. May the loving thoughts of her comfort each of you. Aunt Pat
Pat Orsino
November 13, 2008
This is a tragic loss. Aunt Georgia was a wild one, and she will be terribly missed. I'm sorry not to be with the family at this time. I love all of you.
Michael DeFontes
November 13, 2008
Vida, Gina, and Lisa-

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Your families will be in my thoughts and prayers.

~Vera and Demond
Vera White
November 12, 2008
The intials stained in glass by the front door say it all. ~FAMILY~Thank you Grandmom for the inspiration and the love. I have and will always admire you.
Our hearts are with you Papa!
Herrro always
<3 Stacy & Raevin Rossi
Stacy Rossi
November 12, 2008
To the Rossi-Mauricio Family,
Georgia is and will always be the love of my life. She was always supportive and protective of me. I will think of her everyday and know that she is in Heaven with Mom and Dad and all other relatives. I know that she will continue to watch over our family.
God Bless You.
Your brother Orlando
Orlando Orsino
November 12, 2008
To My Rossi Sisters,
Georgia did one thing for sure in our lifetime. She taught us how to be strong independent women and to love life everyday. I can only imagine her with a big beautiful smile as she gave a word of wisdom to us. She is only in another place keeping a stern eye on us. She loved you all very much and she will be missed by many of us who life she has touched.I am very thankful to have known such a tough lady. I loved her dearly.
Betty Mayfield-Taylor
November 12, 2008
Dear Danny and Family,
Sometimes mere words just aren't enough to take away our grief, so we rely on God for help and strength.
May God Bless you and Comfort you in the days to come. With love, Carmelita
Carmelita Dean
November 12, 2008
We just heard the sad news, I am deeply saddened to hear about this tragic accident. I worked with Georgia for several years and found her to have one of the best senses of humor ever. We hope you all can find peace at this difficult time. I will miss her laughter and good nature.
Kevin & Chris Cameron
November 12, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Know that we are here anytime.


Donna, Phil, Darbie & Philip Catalfamo
Donna Catalfamo
November 12, 2008
To Daniel and the whole family, my thoughts and prayers are with you, my life has been enriched knowing Georgia, she always put a smile on my face and made my work day so enjoyable, she was a shining light and will be greatly missed...Sincerely, John
John Doucette
November 12, 2008
My heart hurts for you with the loss of your beautiful mother. She will forever live in your heart and those who knew her. No wonder you are such a treasure, she loved you so much.
Love you,
Linda Porras
November 12, 2008
My Only Beloved Sister,
we will someday meet again. Until then, I'll just keep loving you. Give Mom a kiss for me. Roses are so beautiful you needn't have a dozen just one to admire and have it's scent remain with you forever. CIAO Deborah Lee
Deborah Patragas
November 11, 2008
Seventy two years on earth, but in a flash you were gone. Fifty years in my life, always and forever in my heart. Rest mom, it'll be okay. I love you.
Lisa Rossi-Gomez
November 11, 2008
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