Mary Margaret (Toomey) Rossi, 84, of Sheffield passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 10, surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born July 11, 1935, in Lee, daughter of George and Mildred Coons. After the early death of her mother, she was adopted by her great aunt Delia Toomey. She attended St. Mary’s School till eighth grade and went on to graduate from Lee High School. Mary stayed at home raising her children till they graduated from high school, then went to work at Kmart, where she was the receiving department manager for many years. Mary bowled in the Ladies Thursday Morning League and in the Tuesday Night League. She was an avid sports fan who was full of trivia, especially about her Red Sox. Mary made a point to never miss watching a game. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, crocheting and especially spending time with her family. Mary and her family vacationed every year in Canandaigua, New York.
Mary is survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald (Pat) Rossi of Sheffield; daughter Kathleen Rossi Whitbeck and husband Dave of Mount Washington; daughter-in-law Laurie Beckwith of Great Barrington; granddaughter Abigail Rossi of Great Barrington; sister-in-law Doris and brother-in-law Charles (Andy) and wife and sister-in-law Patsy (Pat) Rossi of Windsor Locks, Connecticut; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Maggie. Mary was predeceased by brother Buddy Toomey and son Donald L (Peter) Rossi Jr.
The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Funeral services for Mary Rossi will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME with Rev. William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Mary’s memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.