Rocco Sansotta, 73, of New Rochelle passed away on Saturday April 16, 2011.
He was born in Marina Di Gioiosa Ionica in Reggio Calabria, Italy, to Salvatore Sansotta and Maria Caterina Caracciolo. He married Esterina Tredici in 1966 and they immigrated to New Rochelle, NY in 1972. Rocco is survived by his wife and their five children, Renato, Sandro, Maurizio, Antonella and Maria, and seven grandchildren, Renato Jr., Nicolette, Alexandra, Katelyn, Karen, Sandro Jr. and Rocco. He is also survived by seven siblings and their spouses, Angela (Salvatore) Albanese, Vincenzo (Rosa) Sansotta, Marianna Oppedisano, Rosa Calautti, Giuseppe (Maria) Sansotta, Francesco (Martha) Sansotta and Carmela Mazzone, and twenty-five nieces and nephews. Rocco was a fun-loving and witty people person with a great sense of humor who was always generous, kind-hearted and quick to lend a helping hand. He loved his friends and family, especially his grandchildren who will always remember him as ‘Nonno’. He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home 767 E. Boston Post Rd Mamaroneck, NY. 914-698-5968. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday 11 am at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 75 Lispenard Avenue New Rochelle, NY. In lieu of flowers, Mass cards are appreciated or a memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.coxeandgraziano.com