Louise May Rossi

May 28, 1926December 21, 2012

Salisbury, NC

Salisbury—Louise May Kamasin Rossi, 86, went home to the Lord on Friday, December 21, 2012.

Born May 28, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan, Louise was the daughter of the late Josephine Stancil and William F. Kamasin. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Major Robert J. Rossi, Sr. (USMC), whom she married June 15, 1946, her sister, Eleanor E. Watson, and granddaughter Jennifer Louise Rossi. She was of the Catholic faith.

Louise graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan, and briefly served in the United States Marine Corps, where she met her husband. A devoted military wife and homemaker to her seven children, she later worked as a medical receptionist for many years at New Bern Family Practice. After retirement, Louise enjoyed volunteering at Craven Regional Medical Center and the American Red Cross. She was also an avid birdwatcher and loved college basketball and professional tennis. Louise is survived by her two daughters, Christine R. Littleton, of Salisbury, and Elizabeth L. Rossi, of Seattle, Washington, and five sons, Robert J. Rossi, Jr., of Winterville, Mark W. Rossi, Michael T. Rossi, and Matthew L. Rossi, all of New Bern, and Thomas A. Rossi, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, as well as twelve grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. A private family burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012, at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Audubon Society of North Carolina, 400 Silver Cedar Court Suite 240, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, American Heart Association, Greenville Chapter, 3219 Landmark St., Unit 9, Greenville, NC 27834, or Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.

The family would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Dr. Dem Ward of Salisbury Internal Medicine and Dr. Dennis Wilson of Mid Carolina Cardiology for their kind and compassionate medical care of Louise during her time in Salisbury and to Dr. Kenneth Lance of First Baptist Church of Salisbury for his special spiritual care of Louise.

Cotten Funeral Home of New Bern is serving the family.


  • Graveside Service Friday, December 28, 2012

Louise May Rossi

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Martie Ellis

January 3, 2013

Chris and family, Your in my thoughts and prayers. . May God Bless you and strengthen you!

Charlene Banks Richards

December 28, 2012

Tom and Family I am sorry for loss. Ms. Louise was a very special lady.

Lori Brown

December 28, 2012

Ms Louise was a special lady and I will always have fond memories of her as well as you all. You are all in my heart and prayers.

Diana Bottone

December 27, 2012

Love and sympathy to all Louise's sons and daughters and their families.


December 27, 2012

She was very special to me & I feel very honored to have known her! My thoughts & prayers are with the family!!

Clyde & Angie Wall

December 27, 2012

So sorry for your loss. she was a very kind lady
we are proud to have known her

Linda Wylie

December 26, 2012

I am sadden to learn of the passing of Mrs.Louise, she was a very up beat lady always
positive whenever we talked I
will truly miss her. My prayes
are with you all doing this
time of loss.

Lori Allen

December 26, 2012

I am sorry for your loss. I always have a smile on my face when I think her she had a wonderful personality. Ms. Rossi was always one of my favorite patients to work with at RRMC.

December 25, 2012

Our love & deepest sympathy to the Rossi family.

Debbie Hatem & Dan Watson

Chuck Cline

December 25, 2012

A very special lady. She will be missed.