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ESSEX, MA - Maxwell Zane Rome, of Essex, beloved son of Monte Rome and the late Jennifer Rome, died February 14, 2018, in Gloucester. Born March 2, 1988, in Stoughton, Mass., he was raised and educated in Portsmouth, N.H., and graduated in 2006 from Portsmouth High School. Max was an expert inline skater, and won many awards for his skills. He loved to travel and spent a lot of time in Italy, priding himself in learning to speak Italian fluently. His travel quests found him in the eyes of both Hurricane Sandy, and in Key West for Hurricane Irma, and he spent many weeks in Key West in the fall of 2017 helping the community during the clean-up of Irma.
In addition to his father, Max is survived by his step-mother, Yibing Rome, of Gloucester; his sisters Sydne and Rose; his brother Stephen; grandmother Nita Rome; and grandparents Joan and Anton Schiffenhaus. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and too many loving cousins to list.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend graveside services on Tuesday, February 20, at Mount Jacob Cemetery, 96 Fernald St., Gloucester at 1 p.m. Assisting the family with services is the Torf Funeral Service, 151 Washington Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. For guest book, and directions, www.torffuneralservice.com.
Published on February 18, 2018
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