Three family members from Boston were killed Sunday in a car crash in New Hampshire.
The crash took place shortly before noon on Interstate 89 northbound in New London. The vehicle rolled several times before hitting a construction sign and coming to a stop in the median of the highway, New Hampshire State Police said.
The victims have been identified as Angelo and Kelly Rossi of the city's Roslindale neighborhood, and their niece, Sharon Nawrocki of West Roxbury.
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Nawrocki, 44, was a longtime manager at the Dunkin' on Spring Street in West Roxbury, where
family, friends and co-workers honored her Monday.
"She was an amazing manager," said former Dunkin' coworker Jessica Santana. "She was like a mother to all of us."
Nawrocki was with her aunt and uncle when the three were killed.
Nawrocki had been a Dunkin' manager for more than 20 years.
"She taught me my work ethic," said Lauren Katsiroubas, cousin and former Dunkin' co-worker. "She was a manager that cared so much about her employees."
Family members say the three were on their way to Vermont to check on Sharon's mother in the heat wave and to bring up an air conditioner.
Angelo Rossi, 57, was a retired Suffolk County sheriff's deputy, a Desert Storm veteran and very involved in the American Legion.
He and his wife, 56-year-old Kelly Rossi, raised three kids and were adored by family and their Roslindale neighbors.
New Hampshire State Police say it appears the family may have been cut off as they drove on Interstate 89 Sunday morning in New London.
All three were ejected from the car as the car rolled several times.
Nawrocki was cherished by her Dunkin' family. She took pride in the cleanliness of her restaurant, gave opportunities to her staff, and was always ready to listen when her co-workers needed advice.
"Always giving," said Santana. "Never expected anything back and she left her legacy here for all of us. We really do admire her."