Laurene Rossi, 79, of DuBois died Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Christ the King Manor. Born Oct. 18, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rosella (Dennison) Mulgrew.
On Jan. 5, 1955, she married Benjamin J. Rossi. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2012.
Since 1963, she, along with her husband, was the owner of the Ben Rossi Jeweler’s in DuBois.
She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society.
She is survived by her children, Mary Pat Rossi, David Rossi, Richard (Lorena) Rossi, Robert Rossi and Barbara (Steve) Carlson, all of DuBois; John (Sue) Rossi of Brockway; Ann Marie Orlandi (Dante) of Lititz; Cathleen (Mike) Stoey of Lewisberry; and Paul (Jodi) Rossi of Reynoldsville.
Also surviving are her sister, Mary (Phil) Walko of Mint Hill, NC, 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Rajavich.
Friends will be received from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Thursday at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church.
A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 116 S. State St., DuBois, PA 15801 and or ALS Association, Western PA Chapter, 416 Lincoln Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209 and or DuBois Area Catholic Schools, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.