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Official Obituary of

Joan Alice (Sutter) Rossetti

February 9, 1933 ~ February 29, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Joan Rossetti Obituary

Joan Alice (Sutter) Rossetti was a life-long Sonoma resident born on February 9, 1933, at Burndale Hospital, she passed away on February 29, 2024 at the age of 91.  Joan was the first-born child to Joseph J. Sutter and Alice M. Young.  She had five siblings, all who predeceased her: Marian Riley, Dorothy Sutter, Walter Sutter, Joseph C. Sutter and Sandra Roach.  

Joan was married to Frank Rossetti until his passing in 1972.  Early in her career, Joan worked as an x-ray technician and medical transcriptionist for several doctors in Sonoma.  She then began working for the Catholic church, first as the parish secretary for St. Francis of Solano and then at the diocese offices in Santa Rosa.  At 70 years old, Joan ended her career after 17 years at Hanna Boys Center.  Joan was greatly loved by her family and friends and is survived by stepson Larry Rossetti, wife Dawn and their two children and five grandchildren; nieces Regina Webb, Teresa Riley, Neva Forsythe, Cheryl Sutter, Stacey Sutter; nephew, Jerry Riley; and a very large extended family. 

Her family is grateful for the loving care Joan received from By the Bay Health and Bella Vista Village II residential living.  A Chapel service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:00 am at Duggan’s Mission Chapel; interment will be at Sonoma Mountain Cemetery on a later date.  For anyone wishing to make a donation in Joan’s name, please consider Hanna Boys Center or By the Bay Health.




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Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Duggan s Mission Chapel
525 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476


Hanna Boys Center
17000 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA, Sonoma CA 95476
Tel: 1-707-996-6767

Hospice by the Bay - Sonoma
355 West Napa Street, Suite B, Sonoma CA 95476
Tel: 1-707-935-7504


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