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Official Obituary of: Mildred A. (Thomas) Rossi 05/02/2020

Mildred A. (Thomas) Rossi 05/02/2020

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Mildred A. ( Thomas ) Rossi , 96 passed away on Saturday May 2, 2020 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro due to complications from

Covid-19. She was the loving wife of 29 years to the late Alfonse Rossi.

   Born in Astoria, Queens, New York on September 30, 1923 she spent the early years of her life living with her loving parents, the late Walter R and

Josephine ( Schoelling ) Thomas.

  Mildred graduated with honors from Bryant High School in Long Island

City, New York. After high school she worked as a secretary for a short wave radio company followed by five years as a secretary for American Airlines.  Mildred then spent the next 35 years working for AFA Protective Systems

eventually rising to the position of executive assistant to the CEO.

  In June of 1965 Mildred married the love of her life Alfonse Rossi. They

started their married  life in Fort Lee, New Jersey before purchasing their home in Bergenfield , New Jersey where Mildred resided for 43 years, she

often said the happiest years of her life.

  Mildred and Al enjoyed golfing especially at Eddie Farms in New York where they first met. They also loved music and dancing, traveling, and especially spending time with family and friends. Mildred loved to crochet, needlepoint and sewing and was very proud of her beautiful wedding dress she had made.

  Mildred spent many years socializing and traveling with the senior community in Bergenfield, surrounded by wonderful neighbors and friends. At 89 Mildred moved to Foxboro Ma where she lived with her nephew Larry Thomas and his wife Elizabeth before moving into Madonna Manor Nursing Home.

  Mildred is predeceased by her loving brother Walter H Thomas and his wife Frances.

  Mildred is survived by her beloved nephews Larry and his wife Elizabeth of Foxboro, MA and Stephen Thomas of Middletown, CT. She is also survived by her granddaughters Randi and Kim great-granddaughter Emilia, and several

great-nieces and nephews.

  A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Interment was private at Garden of Memories Cemetery in New Jersey.

  The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Madonna Manor for the kind and wonderful care they provided for Mildred.

  Gifts in her memory to the MA COVID-19 RELIEF FUND or your local food  

 

 

 

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  • Just found this obituary of Mildred. Mildred lived across the street from us for 25 years. She was like a grandma to my kids- we all loved her. She was still mowing her own lawn up until she moved, almost 90 years old! What a woman! She loved to cook and bake and we often shared recipes, and meals. We missed her so much when she moved, but always thought we’d see her again. Sadly, we never did, but we spoke  often on the phone, and I know she knew how much we cared about her. Love you Mildred ❤️
    Rudy, Michelle, Kevin and Jacquelyn Schultz 

  • I am so sorry to know Millie has passed. Oh how I missed our chats, mostly about food. How she would quiz me about what dishes I was making and the ingredients! She even coerced me to make sauerbraten with potato dumplings for her! I’ll never forget the look on her face as she took a taste. The dish brought her back home with her mom. I will now make sauerbraten and potato dumplings in her memory.

    I met Millie at Madonna Manor when my mother was there. She mothered me when my own mother couldn’t. What a treasure she was. I will miss this most extraordinary woman I called my friend.

    Please let me know when a memorial will be held. I would like to attend.
    Dianne Landry 72 Sutherland Road, North AttleboroMA 02760

    God bless you Millie.
    Much love, 
    Your friend, Dianne

  • God bless you Millie! I always looked forward to visiting you at Madonna Manor and having our chats.  You were such a genuine, kind and lovely lady who had a true zest for life and I will miss you dearly. Millie, may God hold you in his arms until we meet again and continue with our “CHATS!” 

    Love you always,
    XXXOOO 

  • I am sorry to hear read of Mildred’s passing.   She was a great roommate of my mother the two times that she was in Madonna.   Their beds were next to each other this last time my Mom was there.   She was good company for Mom and I have tried to visit with Mildred any time I can get there.   When my Mom died I switched her Local newspaper subscription to Mildred and she always commented on how it helped her to stay connected to the area.  I am very sorry for your loss.   Please let me know when a memorial Mass is scheduled as I would like to attend.  She always seemed way younger than he 96 years.   She was only one year younger that my Mom, but looked many years younger.  We loved to talk about golf and how much we both enjoyed it.    April Arena  40 Lawn Street Attleboro 02703

  • [b][color=#000000]Mildred was a great person. I meet her when my father was at Madonna Manor we would sit outside every summer days . I would go visit her every Christmas Bazaar at her home.I went to Madonna Manor when I broke my leg because Mildred was there and we could see each other. She was a very sweet person. Mildred I love you and will miss you. Now you are with the love of your life  RIP      [/color][/b]

  • I will miss you, Mildred.  You were a great lady to know  Patricia Till(Ruth’s daughter)

  • Liz, Larry, Steve and Cherubs  So sorry on the loss of Aunt Mildred  She was the jewel of room 34 at MM  We are all thankful to have shared 24/7 together over the last 5 years.  Her friendship will live on in our hearts forever.  Blessed Mother had the welcome mat ready for Mildred to join Al.  Please accept our condolences.  Love Ruth Phippen and her daughters.

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  1. Liz, Larry, Steve and Cherubs  So sorry on the loss of Aunt Mildred  She was the jewel of room 34 at MM  We are all thankful to have shared 24/7 together over the last 5 years.  Her friendship will live on in our hearts forever.  Blessed Mother had the welcome mat ready for Mildred to join Al.  Please accept our condolences.  Love Ruth Phippen and her daughters.

  2. I will miss you, Mildred.  You were a great lady to know  Patricia Till(Ruth’s daughter)

  3. [b][color=#000000]Mildred was a great person. I meet her when my father was at Madonna Manor we would sit outside every summer days . I would go visit her every Christmas Bazaar at her home.I went to Madonna Manor when I broke my leg because Mildred was there and we could see each other. She was a very sweet person. Mildred I love you and will miss you. Now you are with the love of your life  RIP      [/color][/b]

  4. I am sorry to hear read of Mildred’s passing.   She was a great roommate of my mother the two times that she was in Madonna.   Their beds were next to each other this last time my Mom was there.   She was good company for Mom and I have tried to visit with Mildred any time I can get there.   When my Mom died I switched her Local newspaper subscription to Mildred and she always commented on how it helped her to stay connected to the area.  I am very sorry for your loss.   Please let me know when a memorial Mass is scheduled as I would like to attend.  She always seemed way younger than he 96 years.   She was only one year younger that my Mom, but looked many years younger.  We loved to talk about golf and how much we both enjoyed it.    April Arena  40 Lawn Street Attleboro 02703

  5. God bless you Millie! I always looked forward to visiting you at Madonna Manor and having our chats.  You were such a genuine, kind and lovely lady who had a true zest for life and I will miss you dearly. Millie, may God hold you in his arms until we meet again and continue with our “CHATS!” 

    Love you always,
    XXXOOO 

  6. I am so sorry to know Millie has passed. Oh how I missed our chats, mostly about food. How she would quiz me about what dishes I was making and the ingredients! She even coerced me to make sauerbraten with potato dumplings for her! I’ll never forget the look on her face as she took a taste. The dish brought her back home with her mom. I will now make sauerbraten and potato dumplings in her memory.

    I met Millie at Madonna Manor when my mother was there. She mothered me when my own mother couldn’t. What a treasure she was. I will miss this most extraordinary woman I called my friend.

    Please let me know when a memorial will be held. I would like to attend.
    Dianne Landry 72 Sutherland Road, North AttleboroMA 02760

    God bless you Millie.
    Much love, 
    Your friend, Dianne

  7. Just found this obituary of Mildred. Mildred lived across the street from us for 25 years. She was like a grandma to my kids- we all loved her. She was still mowing her own lawn up until she moved, almost 90 years old! What a woman! She loved to cook and bake and we often shared recipes, and meals. We missed her so much when she moved, but always thought we’d see her again. Sadly, we never did, but we spoke  often on the phone, and I know she knew how much we cared about her. Love you Mildred ❤️
    Rudy, Michelle, Kevin and Jacquelyn Schultz 

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