Robert F. Mercurio

In the early morning hours on Sunday, January 19, 2020 with his adoring wife at his side, the gates of Heaven opened up for Robert F. Mercurio. Bobby was born on April 17, 1942 in Rome, a son of Frank and Catherine Coluccio Mercurio. He attended Rome Schools and was a graduate of RFA. He worked at Revere Copper Products for 42 years retiring in 2004. Married to Diane Muscarella on November 26, 1977; they shared 42 wonderful years together. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Jodie and Jim Corigliano and Deniece and Gary Zeller. Bob loved being “Poppies” to his two granddaughters Cherina Mercurio and Caylee Corigliano. Also surviving is a sister and bro

Stella Maria DeSimone

Stella Maria DeSimone, 89, of Rome NY, entered Heaven on Friday, January 17, 2020. Stella was born on July 10, 1930, to Carlo and Letizia Ansonia Cangiano. She was their last surviving child. Stella was a devout Christian woman and a ray of sunshine, even on a cloudy, stormy day. She was the strength of her family and had a smile that would always light up their hearts. She was also a wonderful cook and taught her children and grandchildren to cook, bake, and clean. She always gave thoughtful, sage advice. Stella’s generosity, caring, and love for her family was overwhelming and will live in our hearts forever. On November 27, 1948, Stella and Salvatore Joseph DeSimone were blessed in marria

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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