Rosario "Rock" Paul Carimi passed away at home on Monday, October 19, 2020, at the age of 101. Born and raised in New Orleans. A Veteran of WWII serving six years in the United States Air Force as an interpreter. While stationed in Italy, he met his future wife, Sabina Spione and they married in 1946. They resided in New Orleans until 1974 when they moved their family to Metairie. He attended Tulane University, New Orleans where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Rock had numerous interests; he taught Italian as a second language at Delgado, he also taught in the Public School system in River Ridge and he owned a small store on the Westbank selling Capo di Monte (Italian china). He was a trade analyst for the Italian Government for many years, and he became a Notary Public at the age of 72. "Pops's" favorite hangout spot was Puccino's on Veteran's Highway and had many friends that loved him. Husband of the late Sabina Spione Carimi for 56 years. Father of Anna Rose Lionnet (the late Leonard Lionnet), Elizabeth Frances Blais (the late Edwin Blais), and Patricia Elaine Poolson (the late Daniel Poolson). Brother of the late Josephine Caron. Grandfather of Leonard Lionnet, Jr., Nicole L. Carter (Ted), Tina R. Scheurer (David), Daniel J. Poolson, Jr. (Amy), Rachel P. Penton (Glenn), Erin P. Rickner (Lance), and Ashlee P. Schneider (Justin). Great grandfather of Sarah, Benjamin, Dominic, Jacob, Davis, Amelia, Luke, Peryn, and baby boy Rickner due in February, 2021. A Private Graveside Service with Military Honors was held at Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
or the WWII Veterans https://militarybenefits.info/charities-support-veterans-and-military/
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