Edward Jon Graziano

Edward Jon Graziano, 62, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31, 2018 In Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester with his loving family by his side. Ed was born in Rome on May 24, 1956, the son of the late Joseph F. and Barbara E. Sherman Graziano. He graduated from RFA in 1974 and participated in gymnastics and was an avid record setting lacrosse player at RFA. Ed loved life to the fullest and was always the life of the party. He enjoyed his frequent trips to Alexandria Bay and Myrtle Beach, SC. He also loved skiing and snowmobiling and was a devoted Buffalo Bills fan, but, his true passion was for the game of golf and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Ed was able to enjo

Joseph A. Martinelli

Joseph A. Martinelli , 84 of Rome passed way on August 27, 2018. Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Church. No calling hours. Private burial in the parish cemetery.

Leonard D. Summa

Leonard D. Summa, 90, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in the Betsy Ross Nursing Home after a long illness. Leonard was born on April 19, 1928 in Rome the son of Donato and Carmella Pace Summa. He attended RFA, he earned an engineering degree from RPI and a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University in Business Administration. He proudly served in the US Army from 1946 to 1948. He was a member of the Army band where he was an accomplished clarinet player. He was the lead engineer at Revere Copper and Brass, Inc. He served as the president of the Rome Board of Education for six years. On October 20, 2007 he married Doris Barone Sherman in St. John the Baptist Church. Leonard

Thomas J. Corigliano

Thomas J. Corigliano, 96, of Rome, passed away on August 3, 2018 in the Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 12, 1922 in Rome, the son of Gennaro and Catherine Candella Corigliano. On August 2, 1947 in St. John the Baptist Church he married Carmella Gizzo, a blessed union of 71 years. He attended Rome Schools and in 1942 he enlisted in the US Coast Guard and served during WW II being discharged in 1946. He owned and operated Tom and Jerry’s Liquor Store for many years. He was an avid Bocce player. Thomas is survived by his beloved family, his wife Carmella; a son Jerry Corigliano; a brother and sister-in-law Peter and Isabelle; sisters-in-law, Ann Corigliano and Catherine Corigliano

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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