George C. Rossi, age 86, passed away peacefully at home after a period of declining health. He was born March 31, 1934, in Southborough, MA to the late Cesare and Guilia (Peroncini) Rossi. He moved with his family to Beverly and lived there for over 72 years.
He was hard working and incredibly smart, graduating from Northeastern University as a civil engineer and loved working on bridge construction, projects such as the Newburyport Waterfront, The Martin Burns Bridge in Newbury, Niagara Falls, Logan Airport and ultimately retiring from The Big Dig Project. He was an avid reader and amazing gardener, growing fruit trees, vegetables, flowers. George would spend endless hours in his workshop, fixing and repairing anything and everything, fishing, clamming, CC & Gingers, a smoke, playing cards with friends going to Florida, summer vacations on Lake Winnipesaukee, Martha’s Vineyard, and a cross country camping trip to Alaska.
He was predeceased by his wife Antoinette (Toni) Calderone, son Thomas C. Rossi, sister Lena Congley (Rossi) nephew John Congley, and daughter-in-law Laureen Rossi. He is survived by his adoring daughter Anna Rossi and her husband Todd E. Forsythe of Barrington, NH, son Robert N. Rossi of Chicopee and niece Margaret Bird (Congley)
He was a man that lived his life on his own terms and often said: I am the captain of my own ship. His daughter would like to thank Allcare Hospice: Elena, Deb, Lisa and Geraldine for their care, strength and support as well as his incredible caregiving team: Julius, Angela, Lucia and Enoch and Ted.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Allcare Hospice, 210 Market St, Lynn, MA 01901. or see the link below:
All Care Hospice
210 Market St., Lynn MA 01901