Joseph Vaccaro

Joseph S. Vaccaro

1917 - 2007

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Joseph S. Vaccaro Jr.

Joseph S. Vaccaro Jr., 89, of Rome, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born in Frankfort, NY on November 25, 1917 son of the late Joseph S. and Josephine Cannella Vaccaro, Sr. Joe graduated from Frankfort High School and attended Brooklyn Law School. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II on the destroyer tender U.S.S. Dixie. On February 14, 1952 he married the love of his life Concetta Cimo in St. Marys Church. She died March 2, 2004. Mr. Vaccaro retired from General Electric in Utica as an electronics technician. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church where he served as a Eucharistic minister, was a choir member and belonged to the Mens Holy Name Society.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Marie and Kevin Piekarski, Rome, Valentina Vaccaro, Conway, S.C.; four beloved grandchildren, Seth and Sarah Piekarski, Thomas and Samuel Gay; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo and Rose Vaccaro, Canastota, Benjamin and Jean Vaccaro, Durhamville; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Brooks, Tennessee, Claire and Anthony Asterita, Virginia. Also surviving are a special friend, Michael Brooks, and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Stephanie and Paul Ottavio, Diane and Joseph Cimo, Anna and Frank Cimo, all of Rome; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Anna Lucadamo, and sisters-in-law, Anna Cimo and Rosemary Barbato.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. from the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 218 W. Court St., and at St. John the Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial in St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

Joe Vaccaros magic was his spirit of generosity and love. He never refused to help anyone and always gave more than was needed. We will miss this beautiful soul of a father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Enjoy dancing with Mom now forever, Dad.

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