Sunday, May 2, 2010

Biaggio Cocco

The obit of Biaggio Cocco appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on October 5, 1962
FOLLANSBEE — Biaggio Cocco, 80, of 761 Virginia Avenue, died at 7 a.m. today in Gill Memorial Hospital, Steubenville where he had been a patient the past three days.  He had been in fai1ing health the past four years.  Mr. Cocco was a retired employee of the Follansbee Steel Co.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Follansbee and the Garibaldi Lodge of Follansbee.  He leaves a son, Domenico Cocco of Sao Paulo, Brazil; two daughters, Palma and Kathryn, both in Sao Paulo and a brother, Anthony Cocco of Follansbee.  He was preceded in death by his wife in 1918.  A brother and a sister preceded him in death.  Mr. Cocco was born Feb. 2, 1882, in Pettorano, Sul Gizio, Italy, a son of the late Domenico and Catherine Tacozza Cocco. He came to the United States in 1911.  Friends may call at the James Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight; from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m to
9 p.m. Sunday.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.  (As a side note, Biaggo was the brother of Anthony who married my great aunt Carmela Ciccoella)

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