Seth A. Huntley

Seth A. Huntley, 72, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 after a long illness. Seth was born on April 8, 1945 in Glenridge, NJ. He moved to Rome in the early 60’s when his father opened a Volkswagen dealership on Turin Road. He attended Parsons College in Iowa. He served in the US Marines from 1967-1968. Seth was well known as a mechanical contractor in Rome. He started out cleaning chimneys then expanded into fireplaces, wood stoves, heating systems and generators. Most recently his business focused on gas line work. He was predeceased by his parents Seth and Elizabeth Huntley and his brother Stephen Huntley. Seth is survived by his daughter, Shannon Huntley of Lake Wylie, SC; his

Madeline DiMaggio Retrosi

Madeline DiMaggio Retrosi, 93, of Rome, entered into rest on Sunday, January 28, 2018 in the Heritage Health Center, Utica. A caring and giving person my sister was born on October 10, 1924 a daughter of Fernando and Mary DiBenedetto DiMaggio. On August 31, 1946 she married the love of her life, Anthony “Tony” Retrosi. He passed away on March 5, 2000. Together they shared a life of love and togetherness spending many years in California where they enjoyed the company of many close friends. Madeline leaves a brother and sister-in-law, James and Connie DiMaggio and their three children Jay, Len and Kim; a special nephew Joseph DiMaggio who tended to her and Douglas and Laura Tardugno whose

Rose Mary (Baptiste) Colasanti

Rose Mary (Baptiste) Colasanti, of Rome, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse with her loving husband and children by her side. She was born in Rome on October 18, 1947, the daughter of Frederick and Grace (Summa) Baptiste. She was a 1965 graduate of Rome Free Academy. On September 30, 1968, she was united in marriage to Dominick L. Colasanti at St. John the Baptist Church, where she was a member until the time of her death Rose was the owner of a few successful businesses throughout the years, including Rose’s Magic Comb in the 70’s & Popcorn Fantasy in the 80’s, but she is best known for her final business venture, Rose M

Anne J. Scuderi

Anne J. Scuderi, of Rome, on January 9, 2018. There are no services or calling hours.

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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