Rossi family 60th annual reunion
KULPMONT - Descendants of Antonio and Dora (Calabrese) Rossi held their 60th annual family reunion Saturday, July 26, at the Kulpmont American Legion Picnic Grounds. One hundred and four family members were in attendance this year.
Antonio and Dora arrived in the United States from Montenerodome, province of Chieti Abruzzi, Italy in 1923, and were married that year at St. Peter Church in Mount Carmel. They had nine children, Jennie, Carmella, Constance, Daniel, Rose, Carmen, Vincent, Mary and Fred. The youngest female and male in attendance were three-year-old twins, Sophia and Max Litwin, great-grandchildren of Connie Kulick; the children of Jessica and Chaim Litwin; and Brielle Kamarunas, also three years old, a daughter of Kyle and Jen Kamarunas, and great-grandchildren of Mary and Bob Kaminsky. The oldest female in attendance was Connie Kulick and the oldest male was Danny Rossi.
Homemade food was served all day starting with a big breakfast including eggs, potatoes, ham and mimosas. Pasta with meatballs was served for lunch. Chicken cutlets, bread, a salad and hamburgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob was served during super. Also available were desserts, supies, tomatoes, cheese, Italian bread, fresh fruit, crabs and homemade wine.
Many events were held throughout the day such as card games, horseshoes, child water games, the annual softball game and the famous Rossi family egg toss game. The winners of the egg toss this year was TylerWinhofer, 12, and his dad, Joe Winhofer, of Kulpmont.
The final game of the night, Pass the Ace, started with a prayer as the Rossi family remembered family members that are no longer living. Karen Beisel and Nancy Rossi Fogle were the final two competitors. On the last hand dealt they both ended with 5s so they both lost, but Karen had two quarters left and Nancy had only one. Karen Beisel, of West Chester, was the winner. This was the first time that Karen has ever won Pass the Ace in all the years she attended the reunion.
Sandy Rossi, Lisa Lanciano and Sandy Winhofer were thanked for their dedication in organizing the Rossi family reunion. Also, thanks to all who donated food, made food, prepared food, donated drinks, cleaned up and washed the dishes.
Everything was done as a family.
Next year's reunion will be held Saturday, July 25.