Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Obituaries

February 12, 2013

Rocco Gabriel Orsini

NIAGARA FALLS —  

Rocco Gabriel Orsini peacefully entered into rest with our Lord on February 9, 2013 at the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, NY. Born on April 12, 1921 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of Nicholas and Donata Orsini.
He was a member of Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Lockport, NY. He supported the church in many ways and was also a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a past Commander of LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls, NY, and was also an officer and member of the Swiftwater Power Squadron. He was an active member of the Woodcarvers Association of Niagara County, and a member of the Carpenters Union. Mr. Orsini was a veteran of World War II. He served the majority of his time as Aviation Machinist 1st Class for the United States Navy stationed in Brazil, South America. He spent his working career as a home builder and woodworker building many homes in the Lockport area. Rocco enjoyed boating, wood carving, camping and spending time with his family the most.
Rocco was predeceased by his wife, Mary Rose; three sisters, Lena Manfredi, Patricia Moletto, and Minnie Costanger. He is survived by two loving daughters, Rosemary (Tom) Vasko of Stokesdale, NC, and Donna (Carl) Crane of Binghamton, NY. He is the cherished grandfather of Michelle Vasko-Sparks of New Orleans, LA, Tara (Vasko) Cassetty of Stokesdale, NC, Carey (Crane) Shanley of Lockport, NY, Frank Crane of Tampa, FL, Thomas Vasko III of Wyandotte, MI and Andrew Vasko of Stokesdale, NC. Great-grandfather of Lauren and Benjamin Shanley, both of Lockport NY, Madeline Rose and Carson Cassetty, both of Stokesdale, NC, William Calhoun , Rocco Gabriel and Emmett Grey Vasko of Wyandotte, MI. Rocco is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Friday, February 15th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport, where prayers will be offered on Saturday, February 16th at 10:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 AM in All Saints Parish Oratory, 391 Market St., Lockport. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
Featured Ads
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.