Salisbury Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Mary A. Rossillo

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Mary A. Rossillo, 91, of Salisbury Township, died August 12, 2012, at the home of her daughter Mary Rivera in Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Rosario J. "The Boss" Rossillo in 1992. Born in Pulcherini, Latina, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Stefano and Giuseppa Rossillo Pannone.

She was a long time member of St. Paul's R.C. Church, Allentown.

Along with her husband she was co-owner of the former Rossillo Sportswear Company of Allentown and Coplay for over 15 years.

For many years, she was an active participant in the former Senior Olympics in Allentown.

She loved cooking and entertaining for family and friends. During the 50's and 60's when she was a member of St. Stephen's Hungarian Catholic Church she provided support for numerous social and fundraising activities. She also volunteered to provide transportation and other forms of support for the nuns of Sacred Heart.

In addition to her daughter, Mary and husband Miguel, she is survived by sons, Chris Nino and his wife Joyce of Vienna, Virginia, Mario J. and his wife Ann of Allentown; brother, John Pannone of Long Island, New York; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Giovanina Mallozzi.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, L.V. Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, 18017 or to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md., 20852.

Arrangements were made by the K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, Allentown.