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152 Worcester Street
PO Box 75
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-4491
James Rossetti

James Rossetti

Saturday, August 26th, 1989 Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

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Obituary for James A. Rossetti

SUTTON: James’ Journey came to an end on December 4, 2019 when James A. Rossetti, 30, passed away at Boston Children’s Hospital with his family at his bedside. James passed away following complications from Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, which he managed with dignity and grace throughout his life.
He leaves his loving parents Karen (Wisnewski) and Raymond Rossetti, his extraordinary caring brother Jonathan Rossetti, who was extremely dedicated to James throughout his life. He also leaves behind his dear friend Michael Iudiciani and other close friends, as well as his paternal grandfather Remus Rossetti and many aunts, uncles, cousins-all who loved him so much! Our love for him will never go away and we will miss him more than anyone can imagine.
James was born August 26, 1989 in Worcester but his roots were in Sutton. James had a gift for bringing people together. Over time the friend groups of he and his brother grew together, making everybody feel like family. Those who knew him best will remember his love for his pets, the joy he found in music of almost any genre, and the fun he would have watching his favorite movies with family and friends. He was fortunate to have fantastic care from the CAPE team at Children’s Hospital. In lieu of traditional remembrances please honor James with memorial donations to that CAPE & Home Ventilation Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Bader 634, Boston, MA 02115.. All are welcome to gather with James’s family Monday December 9th from 4pm to 7pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for James Tuesday December 10th at 11:00am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 1290 Grafton St. Worcester, MA 01604. He will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton. A Book of Memories to share a favorite story or message of sympathy is available online at:

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  • Visitation

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Roney Funeral Home
    152 Worcester St.
    N. Grafton, MA
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    Monday, December 9th, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Our Lady of Lourdes Church
    1290 Grafton St.
    Worcester, MA
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    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Fairview Cemetery
    380 Providence Road
    S Grafton, MA
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    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

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Tracey Howe

Dear Ray and Family,
I am so sorry to hear the loss of James. God has gained an angel.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Tracey M. Howe
Fosta-Tek Optics
Comment | Posted at 10:46am via Condolence

Paul Stimson

Our heartfelt condolences on your family’s loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you can take comfort in knowing that James is now free of his earthy bonds and in flying with the angels
June & Paul Stimson
Comment | Posted at 09:37am via Condolence

Sonia Colon

Ray,Karen and Jon,
My condolences and may God give you much strength in these difficult times. Rest in peace.
Sonia Colon
Fosta-Tek Optics
Comment | Posted at 07:27pm via Condolence

Mike Iudiciani

Hey James, Jon, Mr. and Mrs. Rossetti,

The last twenty years of my life are filled with love of the memories that were made with all of you.
Mr. and Mrs. Rossetti, picking me up for sleepovers at your house where we stayed up way too late playing video games. Jon's patience to help James be as comfortable as possible no matter how many times he asked minute by minute even if he was exhausted himself. All of the Tony's dinners with James and his beloved cheese pizzas. Cub scouts, birthday parties, grade school field trips, college classes, holiday parties, movie trips, doctor appointments, sailing, high school reunion, ER trips, hospital and rehab stays. The countless experiences and moments with James make up most of the best memories of my life. Good or bad situation, I knew I could count on James to crack a smile, even if for just a moment, and despite the anxiety or nervousness I may have had for his condition at that time, my heart would be full.
You all have sacrificed so much of yourselves to make him happy, comfortable, cared for, loved 24/7. To most people looking in those sacrifices look daunting. Once you met James, you realize you would do anything to see him smile or laugh. I love you all, you gave James nothing but the best love and care.

James, you will always be with me, your strength and character are so much of what I have become.

I love you man,
Comment | Posted at 12:24pm via Condolence

Samantha Anderson

Beautiful tribute to a great "kid" and an amazing family.
Posted at 06:28pm

Karen White

THE LORD will continue to uphold and strengthen You All throughout this most difficult time and beyond. The Captain and You are the source of everlasting love and inspiration. How our hearts ache for "this" separation but know that Your beautiful circle with Him will again be complete. love always.
Comment | Posted at 12:04pm via Condolence

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