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Funeral Service

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Monday November 22nd, 2021
10:00am - 10:45am

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Woodlawn Cemetery
Monday November 22nd, 2021

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Celebration of Life

Pelham Funeral Home
Sunday November 21st, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Rocco Campanale

Rocco Campanale passed away in his home on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old. Rocco was born on August 16th, 1932, in Mariotto (Bari) Italy to the late Rocco and Annunziata Campanale. After migrating to the United States, Rocco met the love of his life, Vittoria deNicolo, in the Bronx and from their love were blessed with two wonderful children: Margherita and Aurelio.

Rocco worked as a M.P Carabinieri in Italy and after coming to the United States he trained as a butcher and then became a Supervisor/Meat buyer for CTown supermarkets.

Rocco was happiest when surrounded by family and cooking a feast for all to enjoy. He'd spend hours in the grocery store to find the perfect cut of meat. He was always in the kitchen replicating the meals he saw on the various cooking shows. He'd spend all day in the garden tending to his fig trees, cucumbers, and tomato plants. Always the comedian, he would joke around at parties to make people laugh. He loved being surrounded by his kids and grandkids. Rocco was an avid sports fan who watched Series A soccer, boxing, and Formula 1 racing.

Rocco is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vittoria Campanale, his children; Margherita (Michael) Tama and Aurelio (Elisa) Campanale; He is the beloved grandfather of Lianna Tama, Domenic Tama, Vittoria Campanale, and Alessandra Campanale. Rocco is also survived by his siblings; Francesca Parisi, Angela Cataldi, Gaetano Prisciandaro, Domenica Prisciandaro, and Cosimo Prisciandaro. Rocco will be missed by all who knew him. He is predeceased by his parents Rocco and Annunziata Campanale, stepfather Emanuele Prisciandaro, and brother Guiseppe Prisciandaro.

A celebration of Rocco’s life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham NY on Sunday, November 21st from 1-5 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help located at 559 Pelham Manor Rd., Pelham, NY on Monday, November 22nd at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com

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Sympathy Gift courtesy of muhammad mackalo. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Rocco Campanale.

muhammad mackalo Nov 21 2021 7:11 PM

Carissimo zio Rocco, Raffaella ed io siamo rattristati di sapere che non ci sei più. Sei sempre stato nei nostri cuori, fin dal giorno del nostro matrimonio, è stata una gioia averti conosciuto. La tua simpatia, la tua gentilezza mi ha conquistato specialmente quando sono venuto a trovarti in compagnia di mio figlio Andrea. Raffaella, io (Gennaro) e i nostri figli e numerosi nipoti, vogliamo essere vicini con affetto, a te zia Vittoria, a Margherita, Aurelio e tutta la grande famiglia negli States. Sentite condoglianze, Raffaella e Gennaro Zecchino

Gennaro e Raffaella Zecchino Nov 21 2021 6:18 PM

ZIO Rocco,
Thank you for always being there for me. Even when I used to hide in the back rooms "the dungeon" every-time I came to visit. You always knew how to get me up and convince me to come enjoy time with the family. You also knew I loved food and man I couldn't wait for that food.
One memory I have very well was a snowstorm came by and Manny & I went out side and just jumped in the snow and everyone thought we were crazy. Till I see you again, I love you REST IN PEACE zio 💙

Vinny Prisciandaro Nov 21 2021 1:45 PM

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Cosimo Nov 21 2021 1:10 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Christina dolan. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Rocco Campanale.

Christina dolan Nov 21 2021 10:15 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Paul Knott. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Rocco Campanale.

Paul Knott Nov 21 2021 1:05 AM

I remember meeting Uncle Rocco in 1982. Let ne tell you how wonderful he welcomed me into the family. Such a great man and treated you like family. His jokes were good & his character HUGE.
He will surely be missed by all of us. Thank you Uncle Rocco for some fond memories

Elio & Angela Merlino Nov 20 2021 6:59 PM

Dad, I still can\'t believe you are really gone, and I\'ll never get to see you again. I wish I had more time to tell you how grateful I am to have been your son. I want to thank you for giving me an amazing childhood filled with so much love and laughter. Thank you for your hard work and dedication that allowed me to have all the opportunities you never had. Thank you for showing me how to be a good man, husband, and father. Thank you for never giving up and fighting until the end.
It was an honor to be by your side, hand in hand, for your last breath. Every day I will try my best to make you proud.
Please rest easy until we meet again.
I love you Dad.
Your Son

Aurelio Nov 20 2021 6:01 PM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of Joanne Robinson. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Rocco Campanale.

Joanne Robinson Nov 20 2021 3:20 PM

Rocco, thank you for all the great memories you gave Cosimo and me. I will never forget all the times we came by just to hangout and laugh. You always knew how to host a party and you will forever be loved. Please watch over us all and may you rest in peace.

LIN PRISCIANDARO Nov 19 2021 10:14 PM

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