Rocco Bernabeo, 86, of Cheshire, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford. He was the beloved husband of Berta M. Grilli Bernabeo. Rocco was born in Ortona, Provence of Chieti, Italy on September 13, 1926; son of the late Domenico and Rachele Ubatti Bernabeo; had worked for the North Haven Ceramic Tile and Bilco Door. Brother of Tomaso Bernabeo and the late Giacinta Polidoro, Angelina D’Adamo, Archangela Ricci, Antonina Serra, Maria and Giuseppe Bernabeo. Also survived by his niece Ann Brockett, nephews Frank and William D’Adamo, great-nieces and great-nephews and his dear friends Enrico and Maria Cervoni, and their children, Rocco’s Godchildren, Donna, Vinny and Daniela Cervoni. The family would like to thank the staff at Masonic Home Acute Care Unit and especially Fran, Pat and Roseann for their wonderful care and compassion.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 10:30. Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 10:30. A mass of Christian burial will follow in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden at 11:00. Interment will follow in Centerville Cemetery, Hamden.