Michael Rosati

November 29, 1944 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 76)


Michael Mario Rosati was born November 29,1944. He passed away at his home of 49 years in Fircrest on January 5, 2021. During his last few days, he was loved, cared for and surrounded by his wife of 50 years, Joan; their six children: Joe, Mike, Chris (Kelly), Marissa, Gian and Marianna (Paul). He was so greatly loved and known to his seven grandchildren as PopPop. 


Mike was born and raised in Auburn by his Italian immigrant parents, attended Auburn High School Class of 1962, and graduated from UW Pharmacy School in 1967. He spent 2 years in the Army as a Pharmacist in Munich, Germany. A couple years later he opened Save-On Drugs Pharmacy where he ran his business for over 25 years in the heart of the Hilltop community. His heart was dedicated to the community, and after he closed his business, he spent the rest of his career at the Hilltop Safeway Pharmacy until he retired in 2011. 


Dad lived his life through the teachings of Jesus. He was a man of very few words but always led through actions and integrity. He was known for his infectious smile, loyalty, kindheartedness, calm temperament, and ability to lift people up in every situation.


Michael enjoyed being with his family, cheering on Husky Football with his loud bark, blasting Formula 1 races in the middle of the night, and enjoying music from the Beach Boys to Neil Diamond.


He is predeceased by his parents, Rosa and Joseph Rosati, and his two sisters, Josephine (JoJo) and Antoinetta.


You’re a good man, Charlie Brown, and will remain in our hearts forever…


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Funeral Mass is private and by invitation only. Please see the link below for the virtual service taking place on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:30 pm; and like/follow the St Charles page.

At 5 minutes before the start time they should go to St Charles facebook and wait for the feed to begin.  Please ask them to "refresh" every 30 seconds or so until they get the post and begin viewing

Donations in Michael’s name can be made to Bellarmine Preparatory’s Financial Aid Program. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael Rosati, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Michael Rosati
© 2021 Gaffney Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy