Ferdinando A. “Fred” Pacicca, Jr.

Ferdinando A. “Fred” Pacicca, Jr., 85, of Rome, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 in the Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 13, 1933 in Rome a son of Ferdinando and Maria Voci Pacicca. On April 24, 1954 in St. John the Baptist Church he married Lucille Aquino, a blessed union of 63 years. He attended Rome Free Academy. Fred proudly served with the US Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. He had worked as a Therapist at the Marcy Psychiatric Facility. He totally enjoyed gardening growing many vegetables. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church. Fred is survived by his beloved family, his wife Lucille; daughters, Rosemary (Fred) Boehlert, Deborah Pacicca and part

Domenica Colasanti VanCourt

Domenica Colasanti VanCourt, 91, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2019 in Bethany Gardens. She was born on September 9, 1927 in Rome a daughter of Dominick and Fortuna DelVecchio Colasanti. On September 27, 1947 in St. John the Baptist Church she married Francis A. VanCourt who passed away on October 24, 2007. She was a graduate of RFA and was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping at Chippawa Creek, Alexandria Bay, NY. Family was very important to her and she was loved by everyone. Domenica, beloved mother, is survived by, a daughter Maryann (Vincent) Ebersole, Hershey, PA; a son Frank (Carol) VanCourt of Rome; cherished grandchildren, Breann

Fred J. Riolo

Fred J. Riolo, 89, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in the Bethany Gardens with his loving family by his side. He was born in Rome on March 8, 1929 a son of Joseph and Concetta Magno Riolo. On May 28, 1952 he married Antoinette M. “Nettie” Schiro who passed away on January 19, 2014.He was a graduate of RFA. He served in the Army National Guard. He had been a partner and owner of Riolo Body Shop. He later worked in the garden department at Home Base Center and as facility maintenance at a condo complex in Las Vegas, NV. He enjoyed dancing, doing home repairs and improvement projects, fishing, hunting and prospecting. He had belonged to the Italian American Club in Las V

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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