Sunday, May 2, 2010

Anthony Cocco

The obit of Anthony Cocco appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on February 19, 1963
FOLLANSBEE — Anthony Cocco, 77, of 755 Virginia Avenue, die at 9 a.m. Monday in St. John Hospital.  He had been a patient since Saturday.  Mr. Cocco was a retired employee of Follansbee Steel Corp., where he was employed as a Hot Mill shearman.  He had 45 years of service with Follansbee Steel Corp.  Mr. Cocco came to the United States in 1901 and resided at Dover, Ohio until moving to Follansbee in 1905.  In 1909 he returned to his native Italy where he married Carmela Ciccolella.  A year later the couple came to Follansbee to make their home.  At the time of his death, Mr. Cocco was president of Alco Stores Inc. in Follansbee.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Church and the Holy Name Society of the church.  He was a charter member of the Garibaldi Lodge of Follansbee.  He leaves his widow, two sons, Leo Cocco and Mario Cocco both of Follansbee; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Basile and Mrs. John Wallace, both of Follansbee and Mrs. James Oliveto of Wellsburg; 16 grand children and five great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Domenick Cocco and Alex Cocco and a brother Biaggio Cocco.  Mr. Cocco was born May 22, 1885, in Pettorano, Sul Gizio, Italy, a son of the late Demenico and Catherine Tacozza Cocco.  Friends may call at the James Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  A Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony's Church.  The Rev. Fr. John J. Allison will be celebrant. Burial will be made in Oakgrove Cemetery, Follansbee.

1 comment:

  1. This was my grandfather. Lot of special warm memories. I have been to Pettorano many times. Thanks Chuck
    Bill Wallace