Naugatuck Hall of Fame Honors: Edward Rossi

Mr. Rossi has spent more than three decades volunteering for youth and high school sports in Naugatuck. He's one of six being inducted into the hall this year.


The Naugatuck Hall of Fame is holding its 41st-annual induction ceremony Oct. 20th at the Continental Room in Naugatuck.

This years honorees are Jessica Mudry, Eric Mudry, Bud Klimaszewski, Dan Freddino, Cindy Adamski, and Ed Rossi. Former UCONN Womens basketball ALL American and present University of Hartford Women's coach Jen Rizzotti will be the guest speaker for the evening.

Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $40.00. Money raised from the evening will go to the organizations scholarship fund.Tickets may be purchased by calling Ray Rossi Jr. at 203-729-4865 or Gordon Rossi at 203-723-7893. Tickets are also available at the Tax Collector's office at the Town Hall or from the inductees. No tickets will be sold at the door. Anyone wishing to purchase a booster ad or an individual ad can call Kim Pruchnicki at 203-808-6776 by Sept. 28th.

For the next six days, Naugatuck Patch will be highlighting each of the inductees with brief bios and photos. Today, we select a man who has volunteered for youth and high school sports for more than 30 years. His name...

Edward Rossi

Edward spent his life volunteering in many Naugatuck sports related organizations as well as officiating local high school and youth sports. He volunteered for over 30 years as an umpire in both the Union City and Peter J. Foley Little Leagues where he umpired multiple generations of Naugatuck’s youth. Edward also worked as a high school and Pop Warner football official for 30 years with the Western Connecticut Football Officials Association.

He worked multiple Pop Warner and CIAC playoff and championship games throughout his career. For many years, Edward volunteered for Joe Triano’s Golden Gloves Boxing class at the Naugatuck YMCA, the Naugatuck Little Pal Basketball league, and the Naugatuck Junior Football League where he held multiple positions such as equipment manager, Vice President and President. Edward donated his time with the organization that honored the Naugatuck High School baseball team’s 64 game winning streak.

Edward also volunteered for the Naugatuck Hall of Fame committee for over 20 years holding multiple positions within the organization.  As a volunteer assisting with many local sports organizations and helping the youth of Naugatuck for over four decades, Edward’s countless hours as a volunteer make him a worthy recipient of this civic award.


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