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In Memory of

Rocco J. Piccirilli

October 24, 1947 - August 5, 2017

Obituary


Rocco John Piccirilli, age 69, of Chepachet, RI, died on August 5, 2017 in Providence, RI.

Rocco was born and raised in Providence and is preceded in death by his parents John and Pauline (Laurenzo) Piccirilli. He is survived by his sister, Maria E. Piccirilli, of Bristol, RI.

He graduated high school from LaSalle Academy, and earned a BS in Science from the College of Santa Fe, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Rocco led a fulfilling career as Technical Director of the American Red Cross,...

Rocco John Piccirilli, age 69, of Chepachet, RI, died on August 5, 2017 in Providence, RI.

Rocco was born and raised in Providence and is preceded in death by his parents John and Pauline (Laurenzo) Piccirilli. He is survived by his sister, Maria E. Piccirilli, of Bristol, RI.

He graduated high school from LaSalle Academy, and earned a BS in Science from the College of Santa Fe, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Rocco led a fulfilling career as Technical Director of the American Red Cross, Northeastern Pennsylvania Blood Service, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and later moved to Philadelphia, assisting National Biomedical Services. After retirement in 2009, Rocco returned to Rhode Island, and settled in Chepachet, RI.

Rocco is remembered as a humble man, who actively worked with the poor and homeless in Philadelphia at My Brother's House. He worshipped at St. Philip Church in Greenville, where he was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was loved by all of his family and friends and will be sadly missed.

Visitation is Friday from 5-7 pm at the Romano Funeral Home, 627 Union Avenue, Providence. Funeral will be held Saturday at 8:15 am from the ROMANO FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville. Graveside burial follows in St. Ann Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rocco's memory to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 622 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828. www.romanofuneralhome.com.