Julius DeSimone, Sr.


October 27, 2021

Julius DeSimone, Sr., 80, of Rome, passed into eternity on October 27, 2021 with his family by his side.

He was born in Rome on June 23, 1941 the son of Michael and Carmella Sparace DeSimone. He graduated from RFA where he was a distance runner. Julius wed his high school sweetheart Cecelia Doftort. They were married for 60 years.

Julius is survived by his beloved family, his wife Cecelia; children, Julius. (Wendy Lince) DeSimone Jr., Karen Bimber, Janine Wilhelm and Michael (Deborah) DeSimone. He is predeceased by a special daughter-in-law, Tara DeSimone and son-in-law, Greg Wilhelm, sister Carmel Herrin, sister Mary Jane Holdbrook and brother-in-law Dave, brother Michael DeSimone and recently, family friend Tommy Foster.

Julius was a father, friend, brother, uncle and cousin to many. He was a truck driver who built many of the roads in this area but he also worked briefly at Rome Cable and Paolozzi Car World. He was fond of all classic cars and dump trucks and enjoyed talking about them with anyone. He was a life-long member of St. John the Baptist Church and a member of the Bread of Life Prayer Group and the choir. Julius was a very spiritual person who would pray with anyone and for anyone.

The DeSimone family would like to thanks the staff at Rome Hospital ER and 2nd floor (Kayla) and Oneida County Visiting Nurses.

Julius will be commended to God in a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church Wednesday, November 3rd at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may greet the family at the front entrance of the Church after Mass.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Julius’s name to the Joseph Michael Chubbuck Foundation or the Jason Christopher Wilhelm Scholarship Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the Church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.


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