Mary (Bravo) Capoccia

Mary (Bravo) Capoccia, 97 of Rome, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She was born in Rome on April 6, 1921 a daughter of Dominick and Concetta Feole Bravo. On November 21, 1940 in St. John the Baptist Church she married Eugene “Jay” Capoccia who passed away on January 11, 1990. She attended Rome Schools and later worked as a seamstress for Joseph & Feiss Co. until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, interior decorating and most of all playing cards and going out with her “club” girls. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. Mary is survived by her beloved family, a daughter, Cindy (Daryl) Hart of Austin, TX; sons, Andrew

Francis V. “Frank” Frasca

Francis V. “Frank” Frasca, 88, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Bethany Gardens Skilled Nursing Center due to complications with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on November 16, 1929 in Rome, a son of Enrico “Henry” and Immaculata “Martha” Campanaro Frasca, a family of eight sons and two daughters. Frank graduated from RFA and enjoyed being on the football team. He then went on to Purdue University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He retired from NASA as a contracting officer for the US Government at the Ames Research Center. He lived in California for 40 years. Frank served proudly with the US Army from 1949 to 1951. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed

Francis “Cheech” Perez

Francis “Cheech” Perez, 84, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in the Colonial Park Home. He was born on October 22, 1934 in Rome the son of John and Katherine Voci Perez. On June 30, 1956 in St. John the Baptist Church he married Joan Viverito. He graduated from RFA in 1953 and attended MVCC. He was a proud member of the US Army from 1957 to 1959. Cheech owned and operated Perez TV and Appliances. He was an Oneida County Legislator for 26 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the GAFB Military Affairs Committee, Ways and Means Committee and the Fire Board of Oneida County. He was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church. He was

Roberta “Robin” Snyder

Roberta “Robin” Snyder, 79, of Clinton, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the Lutheran Home. She was born on September 14, 1939 in Salem, MA the daughter of Chester and Pauline Buxton Walker. On January 27, 1962 in Medford, MA she married Norman Snyder who passed away on October 11, 2017. She went to school in Middleboro, MA and graduated in 1957. She was an avid reader; especially Danielle Steele books and enjoyed cooking. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Clinton. Robin is survived by her beloved family, two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Kenneth Dining of Clinton and Lee and Jeff Binder of SC; two sons, Michael Snyder and Robert Snyder both of Clinton; cherished

John R. Devlin

John R. Devlin, 83, of Rome passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 in the Heritage Health Care Center. He was born on February 10, 1935 in Montpelier, VT the son of John T. and Leda Steinhilber Devlin. On February 15, 1962 in St. Louis, MO he married Thirza Beck. He attended schools in Brockton MA. He proudly served with the US Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957. He was well known as a Stock Broker and manager of the local Tucker Anthony branch and continued to follow the Stock Market during his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, playing backgammon and cribbage as well as spending time with his extensive model train collection. His most treasured moments were spent aboard his boat incentive wi

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
open your eyes,
and go on.



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