Vincent Piccola

Vincent Piccola, 100, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in the Rome Memorial Hospital SNF. He was born on April 23, 1919 in Mildred, PA., the son of Peter and Mary Domenica Ficca Piccola. On June 15, 1953 in Italy he married Lucy Sticca who passed away June 12, 2016. He was a graduate of RFA, class of 1937. He proudly served in the US Army during WW II earning the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star.- one of many medals he earned. Vinny worked for many years at the General Cable Corp. until his retirement. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. He was an automobile fanatic, especially old cars. Vinny is survived by his beloved family, P

Antoinette “Toni” (Spadafora) Quattrociocchi

Antoinette “Toni” (Spadafora) Quattrociocchi, 93, passed away peacefully on a golden autumn day, Friday October 11, 2019. She was born on June 25, 1926 in Rome, the eldest child of Albert and Angeline (Uvanni) Spadafora. She graduated from RFA in1946 and became a Registered Nurse and Navy Cadet Nurse at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in 1947. Antoinette planned to serve in the US Navy, but when WWII ended, she returned to Rome and worked in a doctor’s office before becoming the Director of Nurses at the Rose Hospital, which she did for many years. Upon semi-retirement, she stayed on at Rose Hospital as Director of Personnel. She was married on April 22, 1950 in St. John the Baptist Ch

Dolores “Dee” Lorraine Philips Ernenwein

Dolores “Dee” Lorraine Philips Ernenwein, 88, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in the Rome Memorial Hospital. She was born in Rome on September 2, 1931 the daughter of John and Gemma (Spadafora) Philips. Dolores graduated from RFA, class of 1950, and attended MVCC. She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church and on June 30, 1956 she married Louis Ernenwein, Jr. Always a career woman, she held positions at GAFB and the Rome School District from which she retired; in addition she worked with her husband’s business, Lou’s TV Sales & Service. Dolores was an active member of her community and a firm believer in volunteerism. She devoted many years to the

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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