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Robert J. Paciello, 82, of Marcy passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born on February 22, 1932, in Utica a son of the late Joseph and Nettie (Conte) Paciello. He was a graduate of Utica Free Academy. Robert served his country with honor in the United States Marine Corps. On October 20, 1956 in Utica he was united in marriage to Rose Mary Palmisano a blessed union of over 56 years, Mrs. Paciello died on April 29, 2013. Robert was employed for many years with General Electric in Utica and later with St. Elizabeth Hospital where he retired after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in North Utica and a dedicated member of the Maynard Fire Department for over 40 years and once served as Commissioner of the department. Robert was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved his family very much and enjoyed the time that he spent with them. He also enjoyed baseball and was an avid New York Yankees fan; he also loved reading, especially Military History. He is survived by his daughter, Roberta Giehl; a son, David M. Paciello; his adored grandchildren, Erica Giehl, David A. Paciello and his wife, Ashley; and a great-grandson, Benjamin Paciello. He leaves a sister, Shirley Simbari; sister-in-law, Palma Percola and her husband, Nick; also his nieces and nephews, Kim, Laura, Mary Rose, Michael, Lisa, Geri and Timothy; and a cousin, Carmel. He also leaves a special friend, Alice, and his many good friends at the Maynard Fire Department. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Stephen Giehl. The family wishes to sincerely thank the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Elizabeths Medical Center Cardiothoracic Care Unit for the wonderful care complemented by true compassion that was given to both Robert and his family during his illness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at St. Peters Catholic Church in North Utica where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment with Military Honors will be in the spring in Carr Cemetery. There are no public calling hours. The family will receive visitors at the conclusion of the Funeral Mass. Arrangements are with the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main St., Whitesboro. In lieu of flowers please consider contributions to the Maynard Fire Department, 9500 Maynard Dr. Marcy, NY 13403 in his memory. Envelopes will be available at the church. For online expressions of sympathy please go towww.dfwefh.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Apr. 1, 2014
Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home
40 Main St Whitesboro, NY 13492