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Church & Allen Funeral Service

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OBITUARY

Edward E. Ross

September 28, 1938July 25, 2020

Edward E. Ross, age 81 of Ledyard, passed away on July 25, 2020 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. He was happily married to his loving wife, Stella Ross. Born in New Haven on September 28, 1938, he was the son of late Ecor and Sally Rosenberg.

“Eddie” was the proud owner of K & S Agency in Ansonia for over 25 years. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan who didn’t miss a game. He loved to talk about his favorite baseball player, Ted Williams. He also spent many days at the poker room where he made everyone smile and laugh. He was a “mentor” to the young guys, but as Eddie said, “They were no match for him.” Mohegan was his home away from home with Stella.

Eddie is survived by his wife of 58 years, Stella Ross. Stella was the love of his life and was his number one. He devoted his life to protecting her and making her feel special each and every day. Eddie adored his son, Brett Ross (Jennifer Whelan) and Sally Sinisgalli and her husband Ken. He was a proud grandpa to his four beautiful grandchildren whom he cherished: Annie, Sam, Sophie, and Charlie. There wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t ask about or call his grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings: Alan Rosenberg, Elaine Collins, her husband Michael, and Ina Ripps. Edward is predeceased by his sister, Ruth Coleman.

The family would like to extend a very sincere and heartfelt thank you to Eddie’s visiting nurse, Megan and caregiver, Shadrack, who took excellent care of him in his last days.

Edward will be forever remembered for his kindness, humor, and his ability to talk to others and make them feel important and loved.

Due to social concerns, all arrangements are being held privately with family.

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Hazel Shafran

August 5, 2020

When I visited the US a few years ago I made a point of going to stay with Eddie and Stella as it had been many years since I last saw them. I am so pleased I did this. He was so kind and welcoming -
even tho he had some misgivings about having a guest - I felt at home straight away. His devotion to Stella was obvious and so touching, and they couldn't wait to show me their casino. I got to know him much better as I hadn't seen him for many years - obviously just as handsome as ever (in his words) and a very
warm and caring person. I called to wish Stella "Happy Birthday"
and was devastated to hear the sad news - he will be sorely missed

Dorothy Folkes

August 3, 2020

My Condolences to The Ross Family. I met Eddie and Stella in 1992 at Foxwoods Poker Room. From day one, Eddie proclaimed himself "The Handsomest Man On The Planet". Stella would always smile. I will always hear Stella saying "Eddie ". They were so easy to Love. Both were exceptional Players. So much in Love with each other, even after so many years. I ran into Eddie a few weeks ago. He looked Great. He was my Friend and Neighbor. Take care Eddie. God will take care of Stella. Love You. Sleep in Heavenly Peace My Friend.

Alisa Velasquez

August 1, 2020

Eddie was my upstairs neighbor. Whenever we passed each other in the stairway or in the parking lot he always had the funniest jokes and the nicest things to say to me and my family. He always brought such joy and light to us. He was a wonderful man and we will miss his smile and laughter so much. <3

Steen & Lynne Rassow

August 1, 2020

We played many hours of poker with Eddie. It was always a pleasure to play with Eddie. He was such a great guy!

Our sincere condolence to Stella and all the family.

Steen & Lynne

Jim Christina

July 30, 2020

Stella and family , I am so sorry to hear of Eddies passing. He as well as you Stella are some of the fondest memories I have of my years at Foxwoods. He was a good and funny guy and surely the handsomest man I ever new(according to him) May he rest in peace

Ellen Terwilliger

July 30, 2020

Oh, Mr. Ross...you were one of my favorite people, ever! Your smile was mischievous and your laugh was infectious. I loved when you would ask Sally and I what we learned in school on days you would pick us up and how easily you could rile Sally up with your follow up questions! When I read how you protected Mrs. Ross, it conjured up a memory of a certain mouse incident. Don't worry, your secret is safe with me! You were a kind soul and one that will be cherished for eternity. Rest in peace.

Sally, Mrs. Ross, Brett and family - may all of the many, many, many fond memories you all shared with Mr. Ross provide some comfort to you during this difficult time. My deepest condolences and love always!

Annie Sinisgalli

July 29, 2020

To say grandpa Eddie made everyone feel important and loved is an understatement- he truly cherished every moment with his family and shared so many stories of all the people he met, speaking highly of anyone who crossed his way. My grandfather constantly made me feel like the most special person in the entire world. From the beginning, he was my biggest supporter in every single thing I did and my absolute best friend. Your soul will live on forever.

Meaghan Tolbert

July 28, 2020

Eddy Ross was my neighbor in Ledyard for years. I also had the honor of being part of the housekeeping crew that served Eddy for years as well. Eddy was always a bright, kind and humorous spirit. Always making us laugh, and feel loved, it was a true delight and pleasure to serve Eddy. He was also fully devoted in mind, body, and spirit to his lovely wife Stella. Everything that Eddy did, he did it for Stella. Knowing and spending time with Eddy was a true pleasure and I will be forever grateful to have known him.

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