Piero Rossi

Piero Rossi passed away on April 5, 2020.  A loving husband, adoring father, devoted uncle and friend to many, he fell victim to COVID-19 complications.

Piero was born in Pisa, Italy in 1943 and moved to the United States when he was 23 years old.  Known for his exceptionally innovative thinking, Piero founded an international manufacturing business, Index Manufacturing, in Northvale, NJ with a sales force in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico.  Piero proudly ran his company, with his wife, Francine, until his retirement in 1999.

He was known for his MacGyver-like inventions and his love of adventure.  If there was something that interested Piero, he had to try it including skydiving and cattle driving.  He loved to sing.  If there was a microphone in the room, Piero would find it, singing his heart out the only way he knew how – His Way.  He was an avid traveler with an infectious personality, making friends wherever he went.  Who else would generously pay $2000 for a salami at a golf outing to support the Pearl River Rotary?  Our Piero would.  He will be remembered for his million-dollar smile and his overwhelming generosity.

Piero leaves behind his loving wife Francine (Veralli), his devoted daughter Renee (Morgan), along with his extended family, which includes many adoring in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless treasured friendships.  He was loved by many, and he will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace, Top Gun…until we meet again.


  1. Irene Gutmann

    We love you Piero!!!

  2. Anita & Seamus Boyle

    Goodbye my friend.. You will be forever in our hearts Piero.. Thank you for all the wonderful memories of fun times and laughter..RIP Buddy

    Anita & Seamus

  3. Elena Spatzier

    Piero: we could never spend enough time together. Your loving personality and and deep affection for family and friends will truly be missed. You were a one-of-a-kind, and we were fortunate to have known you.

  4. RIP Piero… you will be missed.
    Love, Jim, Danna, Lauren & Kaitlin DeSimone

  5. Virginia & Tom Lane

    Piero, a wonderful and special friend, will be greatly missed. Our hearts are heavy and full of sadness. May he rest in peace.

  6. Gail and Tom Iurato

    Rest In Peace We are going to miss you a lot

  7. Howard Dreispan

    Im so very sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you Francine! I hope in time you’ll be able to remember all the happy times you’ve had with him! My deepest sympathies to you and your family!

  8. Phil Gaudiomonte

    I’m in tears looking at your picture and reading these beautiful words and not really believing you moved on from this place. There is no way to say it all, but I can proudly say it is a privilege to call you my best friend and how lucky was I to be part of your extraordinary life. I will miss you my friend.

  9. Sheila & Adrian, Friends in Scotland ❤️ xx

    So great to have met you Piero and have spent fun times together.. Rest In Peace and then fly high in your next adventure,
    Love xx

  10. Tom & Allison Iurato

    We are so sorry to hear about Piero’s passing. Sending our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the Rossi family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Giorgio Rossi, Mina De Santis, Federica Consiglio

    Piero, more than a cousin you’ve been a brother. We have an enormous hole in our hearts since the day you’ve gone. Nothing will never be the same, but you’ll not be forgotten. You live in us, we are family and it’s forever. Until we meet again.

    Giorgio, Mina, Federica.

  12. Piero, you are sadly missed and will always be forever in my heart!
    Love you, Pal!


    • Iris and Alysa Mehl

      It’s hard to believe Alysa and I will never again be welcomed at the Rossi house, offered a glass of wine and some laughs by this precious man, Piero. So many good memories! Francine, we love you, can’t wait to hug you and mourn with you and be there for you, as you both were for me.

  13. Christine Cruz

    You were always more than an uncle to me! I love you so much and will miss you always. ❤️

  14. Merryl Soloway

    Dear Piero, my favorite FG! How sorry I am that you left us. I’ll never forget you! Rest In Peace.

  15. Patricia Falkenstern

    Will miss lunch time .god bless you and your family.bradys will not be the same ❤️❤️

  16. So many good memories with you. RIP, thoughts and prayers for Fran, Renee and family. You will be missed so much. Xoxo John, Elena, Lexi & Hunter

  17. Christine Cruz

    Uncle Piero, you have always been more than an uncle to me. I love you so much and I will miss you always.

  18. Kathy and Rob Cristofoletti

    Piero was larger than life and so much fun. Great humor, funny stories and always up for a new adventure. We will miss him!

  19. Patty Harris Friedman

    Francine All my love to you and your family! If ever you need anything please let me know

    Love, Patty

  20. Margaret Daikos

    My sincerest sympathy to the entire family. May he Rest In Peace .
    God Bless him.

  21. Joni and Dino

    Rest in peace Piero, we know you are with God in heaven. You were a wonderful man and your memories will live on . Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Francine along with your loving family.

  22. I’m so sorry sorry for your loss. RIP Piero❤️

  23. Alma e Vittorio

    Con tanto affetto ti portiamo nel nostro cuore
    Alma e Vittorio

  24. Phil and Anderson

    The man , the friend , the legend …Piero you will forever be in our hearts.

    Thank you for the joy, the laughter, the love! Your kindness will be part of an incredible legacy you leave behind.

    May you Rest In Peace our friend

  25. I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did? Mother Teresa of Calcutta
    Piero you have been a very special friend who put a lot of love in your life and we all have a great memories of such a good times spent together. You are forever in our hearts ♥️Our warmest hug to Francine and Renee, your biggest Love ♥️Gloria , Laura, Diana , Marco, Marta, Conrado and Elena

  26. Serena Rossi, Antonio Abruzzese

    My Sweet Piero, My unforgettable uncle, you have always been present in my life even if far away, you have always been a source of inspiration for me, my husband and my children. Genius, source of energy, concentrate of positivity. When I think of the moments spent with you and Francesca, I only think of moments of happiness. You have been the witness of my wedding, you have been the godfather at Matteo’s baptism and you have been able to enter Antonio’s hearth as if you were his uncle. I could say a thousand think, they will all remain in my hearth and every time I think of you in the background there will always be Frank Sinatra’s My Way that you dedicated to my wedding. We express all our closeness to Renee and Francesca, with so much love.
    Serena, Antonio, Matteo e Nicolo’

  27. You will be missed. Hard to believe that there will be no more lunches at Brady’s. RIP

  28. Dear Renee Cliff and family. We hope you feel surrounded by much love. Our thoughts are with you. Feel the hugs and know we are thinking of you.

  29. The Bishel Family

    Our deepest condolences to your family

  30. Piero. As a extended Veralli family friend you welcomed Debbie and I to your home . Clam bakes fundraisers , pool days always loved to be around you and Fran . We will miss always

  31. Francine and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m glad I was able to spend a little time with him. Sending prayers and condolences.
    With love,

  32. Serena Rossi, Antonio Abruzzese

    My sweet Piero, my unforgettable uncle, you have always been present in my life even if far away, you have always been a source of inspiration for me, my husband and my children.Genius, source of energy, concentrate of positivity.When I think of the moments spent with you and Francesca I only think of moments of happiness.You have been the witness of my wedding, you have been the godfather at Matteo’s baptism and you have been able to enter Antonio’s heart as if you were his uncle. I could say a thousand things,they will all remain in my hearth and every time I think of you in the background there will always be Frank Sinatra’s My Way that you dedicated to my weeding.With so much love
    Serena, Antonio, Matteo e Nicolò

  33. Francesca Rossi e Damiano

    I’ll always think about you like my American uncle, far away but always with us for the special moment of life. We’ll miss you so much, but we‘ll never forget your smile and your Tuscany accent that made us laugh so much.

  34. I’m deeply saddened by the passing of this great great man whom i used to work for and came to love and affectionately call dad as he treated me like a son always a quirky smile and the gleam in his eye. I will miss you always my friend…

  35. Piero,
    I want to thank you for your friendship, guidance, knowledge and for all the good times we had. You and Fran were family to me. My days working with you are some of the best memories i have. It is because you took a chance on me, that I am a designer today.

    Riposati amico mio. Ti vogliamo bene.

    Scott Sr.

  36. Emma Sardella

    Ciao Piero you will always be with us. You will meet Giovanni and have a smile. Un caro affettuoso saluto.

  37. He wasn’t just my father in law but one of my best friends .when I first met my wife renee she said how much she loved and adored him ,she said when he walked in the room it was like burt Reynolds just showed up and boy was she right I’m going to miss him dearly but I got the memories

  38. Perry and Karen Buongiorno

    Piero you will be missed. The Taste of Spain will not be the same without you sitting there. Thanks for the times we did have. The time was short but the memory of you will be long. Karen and I smile just thinking about you. Till we all meet again. Hey I think we owe you a drink!!!

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