John R. Rossini, who honorably served his country during World War II, passed away on October 6, 2023. A longtime resident of Rye, N.Y., he was 95.
Born in the Bronx, he was the son of Michael and Bibiana Panzarino Rossini. After graduating from Bronx Vocational High School, he joined the U.S. Army, returning home as a corporal.
On February 25, 1950, he married Ruth Torosian. They raised two sons and were married for 63 years. She died on September 27, 2013.
For over 30 years, he worked as a blacksmith for the New York City Department of Sanitation. Mr. Rossini possessed other invaluable skills. While living in the Bronx, he built his own house. Once the family moved to Rye, he became an avid gardener.
Mr. Rossini is survived by his sons, John M. (Janet) of Mamaroneck, and Mark T. (Katia) of Rye; his grandson, Dagan of Wilton, Conn.; and his brother, Anthony Rossini of Ft. Meyers, Fla.
A funeral service will be held at Graham Funeral Home in Rye on October 11 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Rye Brook.