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Sister Elizabeth Rossi
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Obituary for Sister Elizabeth Rossi

Sister Elizabeth  Rossi
Sister Elizabeth Rossi, 91, of St. Scholastica Monastery passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was welcomed by her parents, Paul and Jane (DeSalvo) Rossi on April 16, 1926 in Center Ridge, Arkansas. She entered the monastery in 1943. She made her monastic profession June 24, 1946. She taught school for fifty-six years in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. She served her monastic community in a variety of ministries including Subprioress, and Monastery House Coordinator. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Sister Mary Paul Rossi, OSB, Annie, Josie and Madeline Rossi and two brothers, Tony and Angelo Rossi.
Vespers will be Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:30PM at the Monastery Chapel. Funeral Mass is 10:30AM, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Scholastica Monastery Chapel with Father Les Farley presiding. Burial will follow in the Monastery cemetery under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Sister Elizabeth is survived by her monastic community; her brother, Pete Rossi and his wife Jeanette, her sister, Bernadine Rossi Noll and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are A.J. and Angela McGuigan, Kaitlyn Stell, Taylor Polk, Preston Honeycut and Ralph Noll.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to St. Scholastica Continuing Care Fund, P.O. Box 3489 Fort Smith, AR 72903.
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