Nicola "Rocco" Stagliano, 85, of Vineland passed away peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Born in Calabria, Italy, he immigrated to the United States in 1962. While in Italy, he served in the Italian Armed Forces. Rocco worked in the clothing industry for many years. He enjoyed spending his days in his garden, making homemade wine and Italian delicacies. He also enjoyed trips to the Atlantic City casinos and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by wife of 51 years, Rosa (Procopio) Stagliano; daughter and son-in-law, Maria Antoinette Gaunt (Michael); daughter Josephine Stagliano (Frank Gigliotti); sisters, Marianna, Rose, Teresa and Maria Stagliano; and grandchildren, Gina, Joey and Anthony Gaunt. Rocco is predeceased by his parents, Gregorio and Mariantonia Stagliano; and sister, Concetta Stratotti.
A funeral home visitation will be held on Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. at Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland. A funeral liturgy will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. from Christ the Good Shepherd Parish-Church of Sacred Heart, 1010 E. Landis Ave., Vineland. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland. Arrangements are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland.
Donations in memory of Rocco can be made to: St. Augustine Preparatory School (Soccer Booster Club), 611 Cedar Ave., Richland, NJ 08350.
To send online condolences, please visit the "Book of Memories" Tribute/Condolence section on the funeral home website at www.ronefuneralservice.com.