ROSSI, Robert

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ROSSI, Robert Dominic (1888-1961), twin to Edmund, fifth and sixth of fourteen children born to Pietro Carlo Rossi and his wife, Amelie Appoline Caire (daughter of Justinian Caire).

Robert Rossi was married to Ellen “Nellie” Mahoney (1890-1968) and they had three children:

  • 1. Robert D. Rossi (1921-1914)
  • 2. Richard Paul Rossi (1922-2009)
  • 3. Mary Elena Rossi (1924-1983)


Son: Richard Paul Rossi Santa Clara University class of '44 died Oct. 30, 2009. A resident of Burlingame, he was born in San Francisco on Nov. 6, 1922. Loving and devoted husband of 62 years to Virginia, father to Paul, Anne Shelley (Terry), Carlo (Missy), John, and Lynne Horiuchi (Gordon). Survived by ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Sarah Ellen, grand-daughter Kristen Lynne, sister Elena Long, and daughter-in-law Alice Rossi. He is also survived by brother Robert (Evelyn) and numerous nieces and nephews. A 1944 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Engineering and a devoted parishioner of Our Lady of Angels Parish for sixty years. Mr. Rossi was the grandson of Pietro Carlo Rossi (Amelie), wine-maker and first president of Italian Swiss Colony Wines. Son of Robert and Nellie Rossi, he graduated from St. Ignatius High School (Class of 1939) and retired from Binks Mfg. after a career that spanned 49 years as Branch Manager. The patriarch of four generations, Mr. Rossi was proudest of his family and friends; he loved traveling, spending time at his summer home at Asti in Sonoma County and also enjoyed his semi-annual vacations to Hawaii.