John Edward Rossi

September 2, 1989 - January 23, 2010
John Edward Rossi


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John Edward Rossi, 20 of Buff Circle in Wilmington, died early Saturday, January 23, 2010 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 2, 1989, he was raised in Ware, Massachusetts until 2001. He was an athlete from his T Ball days to soccer, football and his first love, baseball. After moving to Wilmington in 2001, he played baseball pretty much year round for several years, from recreational to AAU to legion and high school baseball. He played baseball on several All Star teams and played JV and Varsity Baseball for E. A. Laney High School. After graduating, he attended Cape Fear Community College, where he was working toward a degree in business administration. He was planning to attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the fall. He was employed by Finish Line and Best Buy in Wilmington.

He leaves behind his parents, Michael and Tina Rossi of Wilmington, and two brothers, Michael Jr. and Steven , both of Wilmington, and his Maternal Grandmother, Alice Hubbard of Agawam, Massachusetts, several aunts and uncles and dozens of cousins and hundreds of close friends.

Memorial service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Northside Baptist Church where the family will see friends after the service.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local chapter of the D.A.R.E. program

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  • January 30, 2010
    Bill, Kim & Brandon Manley says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of John bring you comfort. May God Bless You

  • February 01, 2010
    Wesley Crosby says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Rossi family. John was a great friend and will truly be missed!!

  • February 01, 2010
    Alex Lorenz says:
    Rossi, you are so loved and everyone misses you. The night of your funeral your brother and the whole gang celebrated JUST FOR YOU! I know you were with us the whole time. We felt your presence. We all miss you terribly. See you again in the future. <3

  • February 07, 2010
    Diane Tospm says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! Rossi was a fine young man and we are honored to have known him. May you find comfort in knowing that others share in your loss. Sincerely, Edgar & Diane Tison (Parents of Alex)

  • January 25, 2010
    Josh Harper Tom & Susan Giesler says:
    We are so vey sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. "We wish time spent with those we love could last forever...in our hearts it will."