William Francis Rossi

william rossi


William Francis "Bill" Rossi


William “Bill” Rossi, 86, passed away July 2, 2016 at home with his family.  Bill was born June 21, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA to Agnes and John Rossi.

After graduating from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Bill joined the Navy as the ship’s photographer on the carrier USS Bairoko and was deployed during the Korean War. This experience fueled his lifelong interest in airplanes.  Bill attended Drexel Institute of Technology, earning a BS in civil engineering. Moving his family to Colorado in 1960, Bill worked as a concrete engineer for four decades on projects that included the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels and DIA. He has lived in Littleton, CO, built a vacation home in Breckenridge, CO, and resided in Evergreen, CO for over 20 years.  Bill had been a parishioner at St. Mary Catholic Parish in Littleton, Christ The King Catholic Church in Evergreen, and St. Thomas More Catholic Parish in Centennial.  He had also been a member of The Knights of Columbus.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents John and Agnes Rossi of Philadelphia, and his first wife Joan Kogel Rossi.  He is survived by his sister Jeanne (Ray) Hood of Leonardtown, MD; Carolyn Hursh Rossi of Centennial, CO; his children, Craig (Annie) Rossi of Littleton CO, Diane (Pete) MacKay of Evergreen, CO, Cindy (Tim) Goyette of Highlands Ranch, CO, Sheri (Ralph) Zimmerman of Bettendorf, Iowa, Karen (Sid) Isnor of Calgary, AB Canada, Steve (Gina Cruz) Hursh of Highlands Ranch; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

A Rosary Vigil is planned at Bullock Mortuary in Englewood, CO Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish on July 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM.  Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery July 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

Donations can be made to Little Sisters of the Poor.




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  1. Bill and Carol took my twin sons on the vacation of their life to Yellowstone over 40 years
    ago. His generosity and kindness will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to his
    children and to Carol.

  2. Jay stayed with him and his wife Carol when he went to school over there so whenever we stayed in Colorado for vacation they always let us stay with them and not in a hotel he was always caring and real nice to spend time with and Carol was always the same way we enjoyed all our visits with them wish we had more time with him so sad he had to go so soon he will be dearly and sadly missed their family will always be in our prayers god be with them

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words. I do remember Jay staying with dad and Carol they both love to travel and to share the experience with others.

  4. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cindy and all of your family.

  5. Dear Cindy and Family,
    I was so sorry to here of the loss of your Father! I will always have very fond memories of him! We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers!!!

    Take Care and God Bless!!
    Lisa Carlsen

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