Violet Rossomano

Violet Rossomano

Saturday, May 5th, 1928 - Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Violet M. Rossomano, age 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at The Francis House surrounded by her loved ones.

Vi was born on May 5, 1928 to Barbara and Vincent Zangari. In 1949, she graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Plant Science. Upon graduation she began a remarkable career as a microbiologist. Vi worked for Bristol Myers for over 40 years doing research in the development of several pharmaceuticals still in use today. She was known as a mentor, personally and professionally, to those she worked with.

A devoted wife and mother, Vi was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Rossomano, as well as her loving companion, George C. Curtis; her parents; and siblings, Natalie Cappa, Rose Zangari and Orlando Zangari.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (David) Ostanski of Batavia, and Annmarie Rossomano of Manlius. Her grandchildren, Marisa T. Rossomano and Tyler Ostanski were her pride and joy. She was a guiding light in the lives of her nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Services will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Salt Springs St., Fayetteville. Friends may pay their respects at the church from 10 am – 11 am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 am. Violet will be laid to rest at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt alongside her late husband.

We would like to thank the staff and volunteers at The Francis House for the incredible care Violet received over the last several weeks. Our family and friends were blessed to be in your care.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208 so they can continue to provide their outstanding level of care.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville
    400 Salt Springs Street
    Fayetteville, New York 13066
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville
    400 Salt Springs Street
    Fayetteville, New York 13066
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Private Condolence

John Haritatos

Posted at 04:09pm
Dear Annmarie and Barb. I am so glad that I saw you at Francis House visiting someone. Annmarie, it was so kind of you to introduce me to your mother and sister, Barb. What an honor. The next week my patient, Barb and me, all gathered around the kitchen table and had a wonderful time. There are no accidents in this world and God is Good always. Thinking of you both, John.

Tom Culotti

Posted at 10:04am
Barbara and AnnMarie, I know it's no secret to both of you what your mother meant to all of us growing up at 304 Barton Circle. She will always be an absolute pillar of strength in family, in friendship, and support for so many years. Yet another example of the greatest generation. I have wonderful memories that will live on. Deb, Sienna, and I share this loss with you. Tom Culotti

David Baker

Posted at 10:41am
I worked at Bristol in the Cancer Research Department, but had several friends who worked in Microbiology with and for Vi, and they all loved her. In those days, Bristol was much more family oriented, and just about everyone knew everyone.
I was sorry to hear of her passing.

David Baker

Theresa Quilty

Posted at 08:08pm
Barb and AnnMarie, I have nice memories of the both of you and hope you know you've got my love and support. Sharing the loss of your mom!

Ann Servatius

Posted at 08:07pm
I am very sorry for the loss of your mother...I remember her as a kind and warm lady with a wonderful sense of humor.

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