Louise V. Rossiter of Buxton, Feb. 11

Louise V. Rossiter, 88, of Buxton, NC died on Sunday, February 11, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 20, 1929, to the late Riley J. Massey and Sarah E. Massey. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband William X. Rossiter.

She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie R. Ballantyne of Branford, CT and Anne M. Rossiter (Kirk Brining) of Buxton, NC; her “third” daughter, Donna Strachan-Ledbetter of Lewes, DE; three grandchildren, Amy Louise Baum (Nick), Katherine Margaret Sarkozy (Steve), and Fred James Ballantyne III (Sarah); and four great-grandchildren, Claire Baum, Jack Baum, Kirsten Sarkozy, and Natalie Sarkozy.

Louise was the valedictorian of her high school class and received an associate’s degree from Goldey Beacom College. She was the registrar at Quinnipiac College until retiring to care for her grandchildren.

She moved to Buxton in 1984 and became a pillar of the community there. She served on the Fessenden Board of Directors, volunteered at Hotline, started the Prayer Shawl Ministry, and served as the treasurer of the Buxton UMC for over 25 years. She was an avid reader, a beachcomber, but most often you would find her knitting and crocheting gifts for the extended island family she so loved.

Mom, Gram, Weezie, Miss Louise — your presence lit up a room, your quick wit and humor kept everyone on their toes, and your kindness and generosity were unmatched. To know you was to love you.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 11:00 am at Buxton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Toni Wood officiating. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Buxton UMC Building Fund, PO Box 672, Buxton, NC 27920.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.

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