Mary C. DeBlasiis Rizio

Mary C. DeBlasiis Rizio March 18, 1938 - May 27, 2018 Mary C. Rizio, 81, of Rome passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Melizzano, Italy. She fulfilled her dream of immigrating to the United States in 1954, to pursue better opportunities and to honor her parents (Filandro and Elvira DeBlasiis) wishes by becoming an American citizen. Mary met her husband Lucien J. Rizio, Jr. in Rome and married on August 20, 1955, a blessed union of 23 years until his passing in 1978. Mary selflessly devoted her life to her children and family. The memory of Mary will be cherished by how much she loved Jesus and wanted to serve others. She worked hard

Eleanor (Sypolt) McKenzie

Eleanor (Sypolt) McKenzie, 68, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, May 11, 2018. Eleanor was a very strong and compassionate woman whom embodied the role of wife, mother and sister. She was the first to offer a helping hand to those in need. She will leave a lifelong impression on all who knew her. She will always be in the hearts of her loved ones. As a lifelong resident of Rome, Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Beatrice Sharpe and Harold Sypolt and her sister Margaret Anne. Eleanor is survived by her husband, James McKenzie; her daughters, Renee Myers and Randy, Leanor Mosher and Randy, Rosemary McKenzie and Joe; sons, Charles and April Myers, Jo

Frances J. Gruby Walker

Frances J. Gruby Walker, 67, of Westernville, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at home in Westernville. She was born on April 26, 1951 in Rome the daughter of Harvey C. and Vera F. Smith Gruby. On February 22, 1969 she married William J. Walker, Sr. who passed away on January 29, 2017. Frances was a graduate of Holland Patent Central School. She worked as a supervisor with Developmental Disability Service Organization (DDSO) retiring in 2013. She was an avid reader and enjoyed going to the casino and baking, especially cheesecakes. Frances is survived by her beloved family, daughters, Tammy (Jamie) Pomichter of Cold Brook and Penny Jo W. Curless of South Kortright; a son William (Nan) Wa

John P. Gualandi

John P. Gualandi, 76, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the VA Medical Center in Syracuse. He was born in LaSalle, IL on September 9, 1941, a son of Maximum and Mary Ann Mifkowiec Gualandi. On August 25, 1962 in St. John the Baptist Church he married Marina E. LaGreco who passed away on August 23, 2016. He was a graduate of a high school in Illinois. He proudly served with the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He had worked as a mason with many construction companies. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed horse racing and going to the casino. He coached for many years at the Rome National Little League field. He was a mentor to the youth of South Rome.

Calvin A. Domenico, Jr.

Calvin James Domenico, Jr, 66, of Rome and Sarasota, FL passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born in Rome on August 8, 1951 the son of Calvin James and Mary DeSimone Domenico Sr. On August 17, 1974 in Keyport, NJ he married Nancy MacDongall, a blessed union of 43 years. He was a graduate of RCH, class of 1969, RIT in Rochester and the Ohio Northern Law School. He was an Attorney at Law in Rome and Sarasota, FL. He loved his family and grandchildren, studying the law and being at the beach. He was a member of the St. Thomas Moore Church in Sarasota, FL and St. John the Baptist Church in Rome. Calvin is survived by his beloved family, his mother Mary Domenic

Angelina Barr

Angelina Barr, 83, formerly of Franklyn St., Rome, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the Presbyterian Home, New Hartford. She was born in Rome on March 26, 1935 the daughter of Giuseppe (Joseph) and Immaculata (Martha) DeCicco Iannotti. Angeline graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1954 and Morrisville College of Nursing in 1957. She was an LPN at the Stonehedge Nursing Home for many years retiring in 2002. She loved to read and spent much of her spare time at the Jervis Library. She was very involved in her church, the Life Church. One of her biggest joys was travelling, especially going to see her children and grandchildren whom she adored. Angeline is survived by her beloved family

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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