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Lorraine Rossi

Nov. 24, 1935 – Feb. 23, 2022

Lorraine Rossi, 86, of Westfield, passed away Feb. 23, 2022.

She was born Nov. 24, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, to Anthony and Mary (Calsetta) Rossi.

She was self-employed with an Electronics Firm and later worked in housekeeping at Carmel Manor Care Senior Living.

The following endearment lovingly written by family.

Today we lost our Aunt Lorraine. My whole life she has been everyone’s “Aunt” Lorraine. Including my parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, my friends, my mom’s side of the family, my parent’s friends, and my neighbors– you get it. Everyone called her “Aunt” Lorraine. She had so many people who loved and cared about her, and that has always made me happy.

Who could you not love Aunt Lorraine? She loved to laugh, loved kids and dogs, always wanted to help around the house (dishes? Madone, she could wash some dishes!) She always wanted to make sure everyone was cared for before herself. Aunt Lorraine spent every single day by my nana’s bedside during the last year of her life, supporting her older sister.  At family gatherings, Aunt Lorraine provided enough dessert for an army, because she wanted to make sure everyone received their favorite dessert. She always wanted to help in every way possible. Helping others was at her core, probably stemming from being the youngest of 10 children.

Our Aunt Lorraine will be sorely missed. I take comfort in knowing she was greeted in heaven by her brothers, sisters, parents, and her beloved dog Schatzi- all of whom she missed dearly. I’m sure she’s sitting with a cup of coffee in one hand, a cigarette in the other, a collared shirt and her best blue jeans with the crispest pleat in them.  Aunt Lorraine, Rest in Peace.

Burial will take place in St. Charles Cemetery, East Farmingdale, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals.