Peter D. Rossi, 88, of Rockton, IL departed this earthly life on October 2, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 3, 1935 in Rockford, Illinois, the son of Delfino and Concetta "Etta" (Arco) Rossi. He lived in the Rockton area for 52 years, moving from Rockford in 1971. Peter married the former Judith Hardt on February 8, 1969 in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from East High School and worked at Rockford Life Insurance Company for 31 years, retiring in 1986 due to vision problems and finally losing his sight in 1991. He enjoyed walking and nature, spending time with family, as well as listening to baseball and football games and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Pete was a member of the original Old Settlers Days Committee.\n\nSurvivors include his adored wife, Judy; daughter, Karen (Jim) Allen; grandchildren, Taylor Rinaldo and Alexis Vogt; and Hannah and Collin Allen; sister, Phyllis Kinamore; brother-in-law, Jim (Tina) Hardt; several cousins, nieces, nephews, great nephews and great nieces, and a great-great niece Rossi. Peter is also survived by many relatives in Italy and Brazil.\n\nPredeceased by parents, sister Mary Ann Keating, in-laws Chris and Eleanor Hardt and brothers-in-law Byron Kinamore and Jerry Keating.\n\nA Funeral Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2023 in McCorkle Funeral Home - Rockton Chapel, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, IL with Fr. Romeo Pavino officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of Ceremony, Monday. Cremation Rites to be Accorded. Burial to be in Highland Garden of Memories.\n\nHeartfelt thanks to Jola, Pete's caretaker, our guardian angel for almost 2 years, the special glue that kept us all together and a forever friend. A special thank you to Northern Illinois Hospice; especially Nurse Nick, Chaplain Chuck, Mallory, Stephanie, Kayla, Madi and all the weekend CNAs. Also, thanks to the Rockton Fire Protection District for assisting with Pete on many occasions.\n\nMemorials to: Northern Illinois Hospice, 4751 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL 61108 and Rockton Fire Department, 201 N. Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, IL 61072.