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Filomena (Tollari) Rossi (1886-1958)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 11/25/2020 at 16:47:46

From Nevada Evening Journal January 7, 1959 (page 3)

Rites Held Here For Mrs. Rossi

Funeral services for Mrs. Primo Rossi, 1837 First street, Nevada, who died Monday evening in Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, were held from St. Patrick's Catholic church in Nevada Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock with the Rev. J. J. Brickley officiating. Altar boys were Pat Byers, Jim Myers Jr., Mike Byers, Gary Stefani and Richard Prati.

The choir of St. Patrick's church sang the Funeral Mass. Mrs. Reis Prati was at the organ.

The casket bearers were Armido Cerrati, Reis Prati, Louis Fontanini, Amedio Rossi, Joe Romano and Armando Tolari.

There were a large number of friends and relatives from Des Moines, Ankeny and other places attending the Rosary Friday evening at the Ryan Funeral Home, and the funeral service Saturday morning in St. Patrick's church.

Burial was in the Glendale Catholic cemetery in Des Moines.


Mrs. Rossi was born in Frassinoro, Pro di Modena, Italy, April 2, 1886. She came to America in 1914.

On September 12, 195 she was married to Primo Rossi in St. Anthony's church in Des Moines.

Mrs. Rossi was a member of St. Patrick's church in Nevada, of the Catholic Ladies Guild and of the Vittoria Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Primo, one son, Elia Tolari of Detroit, Mich., one daughter Mrs. Ray Stefani of Nevada and by ten grandchildren.

Here for Services

Relatives and friends here for the funeral services were from Des Moines, Madrid, Granger, Waukee, Ft. Des Moines, Grimes, Ankeny and Carney.

From a distance were the son Elia Tollari of Detroit, Mich., and a cousin of the deceased, Silene Pangeri, personal maid to the Madame of the French Embassy, Washington, D. C.


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