Rocco Bellantoni

Obituary of Rocco Bellantoni

Rocco Bellantoni, Sr., of Woodridge, a master craftsman of Re-Nu Shoe Repair in Monticello died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla after a short illness. He was 54. The son of the late Anthony Bellantoni, Sr. and Antoinette Grabowski Bellantoni, he was born June 16, 1952 in Inwood, Long Island. Rocco was a member of St. Peters Church in Monticello and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. He also served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. A beloved husband, devoted father and grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 36 years: Ann Petitto Bellantoni, at home; one daughter: Annemarie Bellantoni & her fiance Tom of Rock Hill; two sons: Rocco Bellantoni, Jr.& wife Laura of Rock Hill and Joseph Bellantoni & wife Lori of Cedartown, GA; two grandchildren: Anthony Rocco Bellantoni & Anna Bellantoni; two sisters: Stephanie Dolores Hindley and Stella Ebert, both of Tucson, AZ ; one brother: Anthony Bellantoni of Rock Hill; his sisters-in-law: Barbara Petitto of Buffalo, LauraJean Petitto Galletti of Wappingers Falls and Fran Petitto Zeffiro & her husband Sal of Middletown; an aunt: Minnie Ardi of Spring Hill, FL; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 6 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 7 at 10:00am at St. Peter's Church, Broadway & Liberty Street in Monticello. Fr. Robert Ginel will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Sullivan Co. Veterans Cemetery in Liberty. Memorial contributions will be appreciated and accepted by the family at 366 Broadway, Monticello, NY 12701 and will be donated to the Childrens Ward at Westchester Medical Center. Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny, Inc. Funeral Home of Monticello. For additional information please visit www.kennyfuneralhome.com.
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