Mr. Erminio A. Colacicco, age 90, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital with the love and support of his family.
He was born in Utica on December 19, 1926, a son of the late Dominick and Teresa Graniero Colacicco and was educated in local schools. He also attended Cornell University. Erminio proudly served our country during WWII in the US Army.
On May 20, 1950 he was married to Nancy Vizzacaro in St. Anthony of Padua Church, a blessed union of 64 years until her passing on March 20, 2015.
Erminio was the President and co-owner, along with his two brothers in the operation of the family business, "Belvedere Dairy" for many years until his retirement. "Belvedere's" was a landmark in East Utica and was known far and wide for its' family friendly service, and fabulously delicious Italian Ices. For almost 50 years, Erminio was also everyone's favorite milkman in East Utica, delivering milk and milk products door-to-door in all types of weather. His retirement as the 'milkman' marked the end of an era for home delivery in East Utica. He was a member of the Fort Schuyler Post #1290, the Sons of Italy and the Alpha Phi Delta MU Chapter.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dominick P. and Carole Colacicco of Cicero and Patrick J. Colacicco of CT.; two daughters and sons-in-law Nancy Anne and Matthew Stellato of Los Angeles, CA. and Patricia (Tricia) and David Caruso of Utica;
his cherished grandchildren Nicholas and Sarah Colacicco, Ashley and David Cocquyt, Danielle and Matt Organek, Paul Colacicco, Alex Stellato and Geena Stellato; three cherished great-grandchildren Dominick Erminio Colacicco and Robert Colacicco, and Nora Cocquyt; his sister Rosa (Colacicco) Kiesel; in-laws Matilda (Tillie) Ruben, Rosalie Colacicco, Phyllis Colacicco, Joanne Colacicco; one aunt Adeline (Lena) Rosato; adopted children Cindy and Nicky Boy; and several nieces and nephewsand and his four legged companion Molly.. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Maria (Elacqua) Colacicco; three brothers Frank, Michael and Joseph Colacicco; brother in law George H. Ruben.
Our family would like to acknowledge the loving support and care of our dad 'Ermin' by our sister Tricia and our brother-in-law David over these past many years. It was your love and care that allowed us to have dad in our lives for so long.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Saturdayat10:00 am in St. Anthony/St. Agnes Church, with Military Honors Conferred. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 5-8 pm at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home,
Inc. 1122 Culver Ave.
Saturday, January 28 2017