Mary Jo Rossi


(Nov. 15, 2004)

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Jo Rossi, 68, of Hudson, was celebrated Monday, Nov. 15 at the Church of the Ascension in Hudson, followed by burial in the Hudson Cemetery.

She died Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

She was born Mary Jo Brady on Nov. 13, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Leo L. and Martha O. (Leeds) Brady.

She married Mario F. Rossi March 29, 1954, in Billings, Mont. They made their home in Hudson where they raised their seven daughters.

She was active in the Church of the Ascension Catholic Church in Hudson. She sang in the church choir and belonged to St. Theresa's Altar and Rosary Society. She and her husband donated many hours to painting the outside of the church, and they were also instrumental in the addition of Newman Hall.

She worked for Svilar's and for Jack and Charlotte Majdic at the cartwheel factory in Hudson. Following her husband's death, she operated Big Red's Cafe in Hudson for a couple of years.

The family described her as a humble person who guided her daughters toward adulthood in a strict, but loving way.

Survivors include her daughters, Rose Stanbury and husband Joe of Riverton, Laura Richardson of Powell, Dianna Cliame of Riverton, Carla Rossi of Denver, Colo., Ann M. Rossi-Woolworth and husband Tom of Roswell, N.M., and Celestina Rossi of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Rowena Harlander and husband Les of Nevada; brothers, Charles Brady and wife Lorriane of Los Angeles, Calif., and Terrance Brady of Cheyenne; numerous nieces and nephews, and her companion, Bill Romine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leo Brady; a sister, Virginia Pursel; husband Mario in 1981; and eldest daughter, Margo Kunze in November of 1994.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Ascension building siding fund in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501.