1954 – 2021
N. Grosvenordale – Bruno D. Rossi, 66, of North Grosvenordale, CT passed peacefully on June 5, 2021, with his wife and daughter by his side. He was born in Putnam, CT on December 25, 1954 the son of the late Federico Rossi and Anita (Berti) Rossi. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015 and he fought to the bitter end with grace and dignity.
Bruno dedicated most of his working career to Kaman Aerospace/Corporation where he started as an Electronics Electrician in 1981 and retired as the Facilities Electrical Engineer in 2019.
Bruno was a kind, gentle, compassionate man who earned the utmost respect from everyone he met without so much as saying a word. He had a warm and generous heart and was always available to help anyone in need. If you were fortunate enough to know him, be it family, friend, or coworker, it is most certain he did something for you to make your life a little easier. Bruno’s greatest love in life was his family. His wife Donna, his daughter Melissa and his granddaughter, Nella were the center of his universe. In addition, there was nothing he enjoyed more than family traditions, celebrating holidays and gatherings with his siblings and extended family members while sharing good Italian food, plenty of wine and lots of laughs and the occasional game of bocce in the backyard. When he was not spending time with family, his favorite pastime was fishing. Any opportunity to cast a line was a good time. He also enjoyed going to classic car shows, his favorite car being the ’56 Thunderbird in golden glow yellow. He enjoyed Nascar, the Red Sox, football, a good game of cards, reading Sherlock Holmes and was an avid fan of the Marvel movies.
Bruno leaves behind his wife and soul mate of 41 years, Donna (Herindeen) Rossi, his beloved daughter, Melissa (Rossi) Copeland (Cody) and the light of his life, his granddaughter, Nella Copeland. In addition, he is survived by his siblings Iride (Rossi) Pearce of Dayville, CT, Enzo Rossi (Donna) of Buffalo, WY and Mary Ann Rossi (Donald Hoenig) of Thompson, CT. He also leaves two brothers-in-law, Donn Herindeen and Dann Herindeen, a sister-in-law, Debra Herindeen, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews, including his Godchild, Janice Pearce.
The next time you have some free time, go cast a line in the water, and look up to the heavens. I’m sure Bruno will be smiling down on you.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bruno’s family from 4:00PM to 7:00PM on Wednesday June 9, 2021, in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:00AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
If you wish to do something in Bruno’s memory, please make a donation to your local Boy Scout organization. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Darlene R Johnson
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family of Bruno Rossi.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and much love.
Darlene and Family,
Tom and Nancy Beauchamp
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family,God Bless you all.
Uncle Bruno, you always had a great heart and a wonderful soul. You will be greatly missed you will forever stay in my heart ❤.
I am so sorry for you loss. Love and prayers to Melissa and the Rossi family.
Brenda Romanek Dvoryaninova
It is with great sadness that I learn of Bruno’s passing. He was, indeed, the gentleman described above. I did not know him well, but over many years have had the pleasure of seeing him with his family on different occasions. He never failed to offer a smile and a kind word. Just before I opened this website, I had been watching a friend teach her six year old son to fish in the pond outside my home. For the longest time it seemed they weren’t going to have any luck….and then, with the final cast: success! Thank you Bruno. There is one very happy little boy in Thompson tonight.
My deepest sympathy to the Rossi family. Bruno will undoubtedly be missed by many.
Patricia and Clay Pouncey
Please accept our condolences and prayers for your family at this time. We only had the opportunity to visit with Bruno a couple of times and definitely enjoyed his company. He was a sincere and caring man. He will be missed.
So sorry to hear about Bruno, he was such a sweet man. Be easy on yourself and take care.
We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Bruno. Bill was very close to him at work and they would go to lunch often. We both worked with Bruno for years and he was a thoughtful, patient and wonderful man who will truly be missed.
Payers are with your entire family
I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I am thinking about you and I pray the Good Lord gives you and all his family strength through this difficult times.
Michelle and Alan Burdick
Both Alan and I are so sorry to hear about Bruno passing . We both worked with him at Kaman in Moosup and later in Bloomfield.
He was kind gentle gentle soul who will be missed . The world has lost one of the Good Guys . He always had a smile and time for a pleasant chat .
He will be remembered fondly by both myself and Alan .
Our heart and prayers go to your family .
Michelle &Alan Burdick
Jill (Bartolomei) Espelin
To the Rossi family, I’m a high school friend of Mary Ann. I remember Bruno when I stayed overnight at the Rossi’s. I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you during this time. Jill (Bartolomei) Espelin
Donna and Melissa and family,
Again I am so so sorry for your loss. As I read the obituary I can’t help but say it was Bruno.. just such a beautiful gentle soul. May all your memories help you during the days ahead and know that I keep you in my thoughts and prayers
Mark A Leo
May the peace that comes from the memories of your love comfort you now and in the days ahead. I remember Bruno and his sister Mary Ann from my grammar school and high school days. He was a very good person who was taken away from this world way too soon! May he rest in peace.
Ron & Jeanne Boulay
To the entire Rossi family, our most sincere sorrow at your loss. Especially to our friend Enzo on the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time.
James Lucien Doiron
My prayers go out to Bruno’s family. I knew Bruno when I worked at Kaman and he use to do electrical repairs on my Drivematic machine. He was a very gentle man and had a heart of gold. We use too take about NASCAR and old cars. Bruno is in my memory for being who he was. God, welcome home Bruno and we all will meet again. You will be deeply missed.
I am so sorry to hear about Bruno. I was in the maintenance department with Bruno. He was very friendly person always there to help, and never had a bad word to say about anyone. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!!
I worked with Bruno at Kaman. He was a great guy. Prayers for the family. Rest in peace Bruno.
I only knew Bruno when he was a little boy. It sounds as if he grew up to be an outstanding man. I am so sorry for your loss! My condolences to you and my prayers.
Donna and Melissa,
My sincere sympathy as Bruno enters life eternal and continues to watch over you and all he loved. He indeed was a wonderful man who cared for others quietly and discreetly. May his good life be rearded with eternal joy. Blessings on you both and all family members.
Sincerely in prayer,
Dr. Francoise G. Gauthier