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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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 04, 2010
    mary m prajzner says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am friends with your aunt beverly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • April 12, 2010
    Alyson Courtney says:
    Rossi,you were such an amazing person. You were able to impact so many peoples lives on the short time you were here on this Earth. Your smile, your uplifting spirit, and your humor were some of the special qualities that had a way of drawing people to you. I will cherish every single one of the wonderful memories that the crew shared. From camping to going to the beach and the pool, I will sincerely treasure the time that I was able to spend with a man that was so optimistic, fun, generous, loving, and selfless. I know that the boys miss you and it pains me to see them whenever I go home to visit because I know that you are running through all of our minds.Please watch over them Rossi and keep them safe. You have taught me so much and I am forever grateful to God for letting me be a part of your life. Thank you Rossi for being the person you are. My heart and prayers go out to your parents and your brother. I wish I could take some of their grief away.

  • June 12, 2010
    Ashley Owens says:
    miss you John. Watch over all of us