Neil Rossman

  • Died: April 16, 2017
  • Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home

Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street, Danvers, MA 01923

anthony@odonnellfuneralservice.com
Tel. (978) 774-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family


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Message From The Family

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GLOUCESTER - Mr. Neil Charles Rossman, 54, of Gloucester, died unexpectedly Sunday April 16th 2017.

He was born in Boston, and was the son of the late Robert M. and Hariette (Stewart) Rossman. He was raised and educated in Boxford and was a graduate of Masconomet Regional High School, class of 1981.

Neil was an outstanding athlete in all he did but truly stood out on the football field and in the hockey arena.

He continued his education at Bridgeton Academy and attended the University of Arizona.

Mr. Rossman followed in his father's footsteps and worked for many years in the printing industry. He was in sales at both Daniels Printing of Chelsea and at Bowne Printing of South Boston. He continued in the sales field throughout his career.

Neil was a long-time resident of Boxford and Gloucester.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed time fishing and being anywhere near or on the ocean. His fun-loving personality endeared him to so many. He could talk to anyone and make them feel included. He was truly a people person and showed those he cared for a deep affection that was hard to match. He left a warm and lasting impression of those he met and had a kind heart that always meant well.

If you had the pleasure of spending time with Neil, you were always aware of his vitality and his gregarious nature. His enthusiasm for whatever he was doing was infectious. Neil had a passion for cooking and found great joy in seeing others appreciate his creations. He was well read, had an incredible memory and a worldly knowledge of many disciplines. Neil was a straight shooter and he always let you know how he felt. He had many lifelong friends and if he loved you, there was no way you could forget it. He was truly a loyal friend.

Neil loved his daughter Hayley and was so proud of her and all she has accomplished.

He will be deeply missed by many people.

Neil is survived by his loving daughter Hayley Rossman, his sisters, Ilene Tranchina and her husband Donald of Stoneham, and Amybeth Berner and her husband Bruce of Lumberton, N.J. , his nieces, Rachael Berner and Esther Daniels, his nephews, Joseph and Joshua Tranchina and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Neil's life which will be held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte 62) Danvers, on Saturday, April 29th between the hours of 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. followed by a short memorial service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Neil's memory to the Mass Audubon for the Ipswich River, C/O 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit: www.odonnellfuneralservice.com


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nice fella

Posted by dave nesbitt - boston, MA - Grandchild   May 27, 2017

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....I miss you, xo

Posted by Jules    May 10, 2017

So sorry and sad to hear of Neil's passing. My condolences to the entire Rossman family..Go easy Neil and gods speed my friend...

Posted by steven fuller - clearwater, FL - Friend   May 02, 2017

So sad to hear of Neil's passing. Prayers to his daughter and family. We were classmates and reconnected by Facebook over the last few years. I really loved his pictures of the ocean and comments (both good and bad) during a bruins game. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Martha Bergstrom Hanright - Templeton, MA - Classmate   April 28, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to Neil's daughter, Family and friends. I grew up in Topsfield and was lucky to have Neil as a friend, neighbor and a mentor. I will never forget the memories we shared shooting hops at Proctor School, washing Bruins games and all times you cooked awesome meals on your grille while living at Grove Street.

Posted by Lou Bergstrom - Owings Mills, MD - Friend   April 28, 2017

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and deepest sympathy to all his family.

Posted by Tracey Metzger - Wenham, MA - Classmate   April 27, 2017

I was so sad to hear that Neil passed away and so young. He was in Sales and I was his customer service person, but most of allwe were friends. Neil was such a thoughtful person. One day I arrived at work to find a bird feeder set up outside my office window and a beautiful bird book on my desk. Boy, you will be missed. Rest in Peace Neil.

Posted by Jennifer Killoren - Bonita Springs, FL - Coworker   April 27, 2017

Friends like Neil are hard to come by, My family loved him. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Tom & Jen - Gloucester, MA - Friend   April 27, 2017

You will be greatly missed

Posted by Tim Fuller - Mt pleasant, SC - Friend   April 26, 2017

Neil this is way to soon for me to be writing this note. My sympathy goes out to all of your family and friends. I will miss your smile and our crazy conversations. You will always be in my heart. You were a special guy that was loved by many and will be missed by all❤❤!! Fly free my friend! You will be our guardian angel, until we meet again my dear friend, I love ❤ you! Deb Jacobs

Posted by Deb Jacobs - Boxford, MA - Friend   April 26, 2017

My thoughts are with Neil's daughter and family. Neil was a sales rep for a printing company I used for my freelancing work. He was always fun and engaging plus generous with his knowledge and patience.

Posted by Patti Williams - Salem, MA - Coworker   April 26, 2017

You are gone way too soon my friend, you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. May you rest in peace

Posted by John and Kate Moorman - Danvers, MA - Friend   April 26, 2017

Harriet, Rob and Ilene, and all Neil's family, I am deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Neil was such a fun kid! I have so many memories that are forever with me from the summer I spent with you in Boxford back in the 70's. From his delight finding a snake in the porch and "sharing" it with me, to his many other antics, he truly left a mark on my heart forever. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in the never-ending memories he leaves behind. Patty Collyer

Posted by Patty Collyer - Andover, MA - Friend   April 26, 2017

My deepest sympathy to all, I have so many great memories of times with Neil, he truly was one of a kind....

Posted by kara lombardi - ft worth, TX - Friend   April 25, 2017

My sincere condolences to Neil's family and friends. Masco class of '81

Terri Black, Milledgeville, GA

Posted by Terri Black - Milledgeville, GA - Classmate   April 25, 2017

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Neil and I worked together in the Sales department at Daniels Printing in Everett. He was always a gentleman and much fun to work with over the years. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Susan Carleton-Giannelli - Everett, MA - Coworker   April 25, 2017

Neil may you rest in peace and may you sing with the angels.
Roxanne and Autumn

Posted by Roxanne Matton - Salem, MA   April 25, 2017

Sending tremendous love to Neil's daughter and all his friends and family. I am so sorry for this devastating loss. I believe Neil can feel the love from every one of us. That beautiful smile and loving heart will live on forever. Much love, Cinda Lawrence, Masco '81

Posted by Cinda Lawrence - New York, NY - Classmate   April 25, 2017

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You will be deeply missed. Prayers go out to your family that they may find some kind of peace through the precious memories that you all shared. My deepest condolences. A friend forever.

Posted by Cheryl Parco - Gloucester, MA - Friend   April 25, 2017

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My Deepest Condolences to family and friends. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers.
God Bless

Posted by Kelly LaRocca - Hampton, NH - Classmate   April 25, 2017

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My Deepest Condolences to friends and family. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Kelly LaRocca - Hampton, NH - Classmate   April 25, 2017

Rest in Peace my friend

Posted by Eileen Mitchell - Gloucester, MA - Family Friend   April 25, 2017

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I will miss you and I know our paths will cross again.
Love your forever friend.

Posted by Diana Repucci - Phillips, ME - Friend   April 25, 2017

Way too soon. Heaven got a little brighter and the world here a lot less bright.

Posted by Bob Sullivan - Killeen, TX - Classmate   April 24, 2017

My sincere condolences to Neil's family. ....Masco 1981....

Posted by Paula Harris - Peabody, MA - Classmate   April 24, 2017


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