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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 11:19:58 :

Independent Journal
Tuesday, May 19, 1964
Page 4

Silvio Rossi Of Novato Dies At 86

A long time Novato resident, Silvio Rossi Sr., 86, died yesterday in a Novato convalescent home after a long illness.

He was born in Switzerland, May 30, 1877. He came to this country in June, 1901, moving directly to his Novato farm at the corner of Novato Boulevard and Eucalyptus Avenue where he lived the rest of his life until his recent illness.

He worked for the old Novato Land Co. for many years, and later for ranchers in the area. He also did landscaping and gardening work.

He is survived by two sons, Silvio Rossi Jr. of Healdsburg and Louis Rossi of Vallejo; three daughters, Mrs. Josephine Scettrini of Santa Venetia, Mrs. Mary Cerini of Tomales, and Mrs. Emily Hedge of Novato; one sister, Mrs. Louisa Regalia of Novato; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Redwood Chapel Funeral Home in Novato. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Petaluma.

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