Daniel Joseph Scarafile, Sr.

Daniel Joseph Scarafile Sr., 31, of Blossvale, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. He was born on May 1, 1985 in Utica, the son of Daniel Scarafile and Deborah Commisso. He graduated from Westmoreland School and attended MVCC. On May 23, 2008, in Rome, he married Alicia Mecca. He was a valet attendant at The Lodge at Turning Stone Casino for 10 years. He enjoyed dirt bikes, motorcycles, camping and working on engines. He took great pride in his cooking for his family. He was a very hard worker who took much pride in all he did. He will be greatly missed for the rest of our lives. Daniel is survived by his family, his parents Daniel and Deborah; beloved wife Alicia; cherished chi

James Anthony DeBella, Jr

James Anthony DeBella, Jr., 55, of Rome and Miramar, Florida passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Miramar, with his loving soul mate Mary at his side. Jimmy was born in Utica on May 23, 1961, the son of James A. DeBella Sr. He will be reunited with his beloved grandmother, Helen Lula, whom he affectionately called “Mom”; her love, care and compassion for him was immeasurable and her strength and guidance carried him through all of his days. He was a graduate of RFA, class of 1979, and Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida. Upon graduation he relocated to Florida spending the rest of his years there. He was employed by the Huffy Corp. for several years and most recently

William "Bill" Rossi,Sr.

William "Bill" Rossi, Sr., 84, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, September 19, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 6, 1932 in Rome the son of Maurizio and Fermina Ceci Rossi, immigrants hailing from Alatri, Italy. He was a graduate of Rome Free Academy, class of 1951. He proudly served in the US Army infantry during the Korean War. Following his service to his country, Bill married Sue Fusco, the love of his life, on July 12, 1958 at St. John the Baptist Church by the late Rev. Nicholas Maio. For the majority of his career he held various managerial positions for A&P, Chicago Markets and Great American concluding by working for the City of Rome. I

Delores Angela (Pettinelli) Lyons

In loving memory of Delores Angela (Pettinelli) Lyons, 88 of Rome and Dover NH. She passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in Dover closely surrounded by her family. She was born in Rome on October 16, 1927 a daughter of Louis and Josephine Trino Pettinelli. She left Rome in 1966 to travel the world with her husband who was a member of the US Air Force. They lived in Europe and on the West Coast before coming to New Hampshire in 1972. She was fearless and did everything she wanted to do and tried to instill that love of adventure in her kids and grandkids. What she loved most in the world was cooking for family and friends and being surrounded by her family. Delores is survived by he

You can shed tears that I am gone
or you can smile because I have lived
You can close your eyes and pray that I’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that I have left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see me
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of my yesterday
You can remember me and only that I am gone
or you can cherish my memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what I would want
smile,
open your eyes,
love
and go on.

 rmb

                                    

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