Salvatore “Sam” Guiliano

Salvatore “Sam” Guiliano, 97, of Rome, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Rome Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility with his loving family by his side. He was born on January 6, 1920 in New York City the son of Loreto and Carmella Esposito Guiliano. On October 4, 1944 at St. Anthony’s Church, Utica he married Jean Testa, a blessed union of 68 years until her death on July 11, 2013. He attended New York City schools. Sam enlisted into the United States Army on August 6, 1941 and served under General George “2 guns” Patton during World War II. He received decorations and citations including the Bronze Star Medal, Overseas Service Bar, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon wi

Joseph Thomas Aquino

Joseph Thomas Aquino, 67, of Rome passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospital after a long illness. He was born on November 22, 1949 in Rome the son of Joseph and Evelyn Tritsch Aquino. He was married in Rome on July 24, 1971 to Veta DeCarolis, a blessed union of 46 years. He graduated from RFA. He worked as a foreman at Rome Cable for 18 years and then at the Turning Stone Casino for 18 years , the last 8 years in the MIS Department at the casino. Joseph enjoyed building computers, cookouts and spending time with his grandchildren. He also had interests in gardening. Joseph is survived by his beloved family, his loving wife Veta; his daughter and son-in-law, Tabatha a

Pearl Harper

Pearl Harper, 97, of Rome, passed away on April 20, 2017 in the Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 19, 1919 in the Republic of Panama the daughter of William A. Moore and Edith Harper. She came to the USA in 1951. She was a secretary at GAFB. Pearl is survived by a sister, Edith Meier of CA. and two brothers, Allen “Jose” Henry and George A. Henry. Services will be private. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.

Joan Cianfrano

Joan Cianfrano, 57, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born on January 3, 1960 in Rome a daughter of Vincent and Phyllis Sparks Ferrare. On January 14, 1978 she married Joseph L. Cianfrano. She and her husband were the owners of a Pizza franchise. Joan is survived by her beloved family, her husband Joseph; her children; a son Jason Cianfrano; daughters Jennifer (James) Locorini and Joelle Cianfrano; cherished grandchildren, Alexander, Aaron and Evan Cianfrano; several brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning, May 13, at 10:00 in St. John the Baptist Churc

Edna Pinti Scott

Edna Pinti Scott, 97, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2017 in St. Luke’s Nursing Home. She was born on June 14, 1919 in Rome a twin daughter of Eustachio and Mary Barone Pinti. On October 2, 1976 she married Ellsworth Scott who passed away on December 6, 2002. She was a graduate of RFA, class of 1937. She had worked at Montgomery Ward Store, Philco Co. at GAFB and last at Nunn’s Hospital Supply. Edna is survived by her nieces, Margaret Ann and Nicholas Keblish of Holland Patent, Mary Jo Spina of Rome, Pamela Pinti and Linda Pinti. She was predeceased by her twin sister and brother-in-law; Antonetta and Joseph Spina and a brother and sister-in-law ; Hugo and Roberta Pinti. The

Elizabeth “Betty” Marchesino Bovi

Elizabeth “Betty” Marchesino Bovi, 100, of Rome, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 in Ithaca with her loving family by her side. She was born on August 10, 1916 in Ramapo, NY a daughter of John A. and Marie “Mamie” Guida Marchesino. On June 26, 1941 in St. John the Baptist Church she married John “Bull” Bovi. John passed away on April 6, 1994. Betty enjoyed cooking for her family, crocheting and knitting. She also enjoyed gambling of all sorts; playing cards, betting on horseracing (her son John owned, trained and drove harness race horses) and going to the casino. She loved the NY Yankees, whom she referred to as, “her boys”. Betty also enjoyed singing, dancing and music, especiall

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.

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