Welcome to the memorial page for

Christine Josephine (Scognamiglio) Rossi

April 23, 1938 ~ December 21, 2017 (age 79)

Christine Josephine Rossi, 79, of Colchester, CT passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017.  Born in Waterbury, CT on April 23, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and Anna (Duccillo) Scognamiglio.  Christine married her beloved husband Donald Salvatore Rossi, Sr. on January 13, 1968.  The couple shared 47 years of marriage before he predeceased her on June 1, 2016.  Christine had retired several years ago after having worked as an underwriter for AETNA and also as a Teacher’s Aide for the Colchester Public Schools.  Christine was an avid reader and she shared her love of reading with countless others as a literary volunteer for many years.  She loved to bake sweets for her family but most importantly, Christine will be remembered by her family as a very classy lady with an air of grace who will be dearly loved by all of them for all time.  She leaves her children, Donald Rossi, Jr. and his companion, Mariah Greenleaf of Colchester; Christine (Rossi) Pepitone and her husband Joseph, Jr. of Ellington and Jennifer (Rossi) Perri and her husband, David of Glastonbury; stepson, Joseph Rossi and his wife, Sharon of Westerly, RI; siblings, Stanley Scognamiglio of Boyton Beach, FL, Ciro and his wife, Jane Scognamiglio of Waterbury, Joseph Scognamiglio of Canton and Corrine Mortagua of Waterbury; sister-in-law, Josephine Scognamiglio of Goshen; grandchildren, Julia and Victoria Pepitone and Carmine Rossi; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Adolph Scognamiglio.

The family will have calling hours on Wednesday, Dec. 27th from 5 – 7pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester.  The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated the following morning at 10am directly at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave. Colchester.  Burial will be held privately at a later date.  Donations in her memory may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Parkinson's Foundation
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York NY 10018

 Service Information

December 27, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Service
December 28, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Andrew Church
128 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415

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