FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1912

Francis G. Rossell

Francis G. Rossell, age 76, of Hockessin, DE passed away on March 11, 2019. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Miriam (Kershaw) and Joseph Rossell. Francis worked as a pipefitter with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 74 for 57 years. He was incredibly active in the union, serving on multiple committees including the executive board. Francis loved to walk and had season tickets to the DuPont Theater. In addition to his parents, Francis was predeceased by his beloved pet cat, Princess, and his twin brother, Robert, 5 weeks ago.

Francis is survived by his wife, Marie Rossell of Hockessin, DE; his daughters and their spouses, Barbara and Darrin Outten of Hockessin, DE, Dana and Scott Davis of Wilmington, DE, and Deborah and John Page of Newark, DE; his grandchildren, Stephanie (Andrew), Nicole, Elizabeth, Austin, David, Ethan, and Troy; his great granddaughter, Layla Marie; his sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Ed Hayman of Carthage, NC; his brother, Joseph Rossell of Wilmington, DE; and his sister-in-law, Susan Rossell of Hockessin, DE.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Fresenius Kidney Care for their care and compassion during Francis’ illness.

A visitation will be held on Monday March 18th from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11 A.M. at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to National Kidney Foundation Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 Fax: 212.889.2310. 

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Submitted by Catherine Radulski on
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My deepest sympathies. I have fond memories of my dad and uncle Franny during our childhood Christmas Eve celebrations at mom mom's and pop pop's. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Submitted by Michelle Hartis on
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Dana, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers...xo

Submitted by T. B. on
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May you find comfort in the memories you shared together and comfort in the words Jesus promised that there will be a resurrection of all who have fallen asleep in death. John 5:28-29

Submitted by F J on
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Sorry for the loss of your dear loved one, when the enemy death strikes, your grief can be great. Take comfort in knowing that the Bible says, “I have hope toward God, which hope men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection.”-Acts 24:15; Yes, it is possible to see our loved ones again. To learn more please go to Jw.org and search comfort.

Submitted by Eleanor Swift on
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Dear Marie and Family: Please accept are warmest and deepest condolences. The loss of a loved one (Fran) is never easy. Please know we are thinking of you during this sad time, With Love Eleanor Swift and Family

Submitted by Michelle on
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My heartfelt condolences to the Rossell family. May God be your strength during this difficult time. (Psalm 18:6) With deepest sympathy

Submitted by Elaine on
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My deepest condolences to the Rossell Family on the lost of your dear loved one may you find comfort in knowing that God is close to the broken hearted, he saves those who are crushed in spirit and he comforts those in times of sorrow (Psalm 34:18)

Submitted by Ana Williams on
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I am sorry for your great loss, may you have many happy memories. Death does not end it all. Christ Jesus own death and resurrection opened the way for mankind to be release from death by means of the Earthly Resurrection. Acts 24:15

Submitted by Dana Davis on
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Thanks Cathe. Very fond memories indeed. Glad you could make it today. It was good to see you.

Submitted by Dana Davis on
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Thank you, Michelle. I appreciate your kindness at this difficult time. You're a good friend.