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Carol Lee Rossi

August 15, 1942 ~ July 29, 2018 (age 75)

Carol Lee Rossi, 75, of Merced, CA, passed away on July 29, 2018.  Her memory will be cherished by her devoted husband of 30 years, Ed Rossi; her beloved son, Blake Harding (Krista); Ed’s daughters, Beverly DuCharme (Rick) and Nancy Ortize (Jim); her mother, Letty Walker; sisters Kim Anderson (Matt) and Sue Donaher (Terry); seven grandchildren, Casey Robeson, Chance and Bethany Harding, Jennifer and Adam DuCharme, Melissa Jackson and Alex Ortize.  She was blessed with ten greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Growing up in a military family, Carol was fortunate to live in England, France and Germany. Those years included many happy family memories.
Carol received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Fresno State University and began her career as a buyer for Macy’s in San Francisco. She loved her job working as a fundraising coordinator for Valley Children’s Hospital. Carol also worked as a travel agent for Five Star Travel and AAA Travel. Carol and Ed enjoyed traveling. Their favorite places were San Gimignano, Italy and Kauai where they often entertained friends and family who would join them.
Carol is predeceased by her daughter, Shellie Duke; her father, Lyle Walker; her siblings, Gayle Dawson and Kent Walker; and her niece, Cherie Zarate.
The family extends their sincere appreciation to Monica Ornelas, Natalie Padilla, Summer Wunder and Diana Garcia.
In lieu of flowers, donations  may be made in Carol’s memory to Valley Children’s Hospital, 9300 Valley Children’s Place, Suite PC17, Madera, CA 93636.

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