Mr. Vito V. Romano, age 90, of Utica, passed away on
Monday July 28, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with his loving family by
He was born in Utica, on December 23, 1923 a son of the late
Louis and Rose Perrone Romano, and was educated in local schools. He was joined
in marriage to Rosalie J. Kondziolka on June 24, 1950, in Holy Trinity
Church, a blessed union
of 58 years, until her passing on July 14, 2008. He proudly served our country
during WWII in the US Army.
Vito's employment began with the Utica
Steam Engine Co. He then worked for several construction companies and his most
recent years were spent with the Utica National Ins. Co., until his retirement.
He was a member of the Fort Schuyler American Legion Post #1290.
In his early years, he enjoyed playing fast pitch softball, bowling, playing cards with friends and enjoying his pool. He was devoted to his children and grandchildren, always asking if they needed anything or had anything he could do for them. He attended every event his
grandchildren participated in and was so proud of all of their achievements.
Most of all, Dad was always so appreciative of anything and everything anyone
did for him. His memorable words to us all were, "thank you for
Surviving are his beloved son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Margaret (Peggy) Romano of MI; two beloved daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Rose and Tony Leone of Yorkville, and JulieAnn and Larry Felitto of Whitesboro; his cherished grandchildren, Kathryn and Gregg
Heinemann, Anthony Romano, Nicholas and Melissa Leone, Vincent and Angelina
Leone, Marisa and Daniel Ellis, and Matthew and Nina Felitto; his cherished
great-grandchildren Josephina, Adrian, Evalena, Vincenza and Deacon; four
sisters and brothers-in-law Mary Conte, Millie and Fritz Passante, Laura Jean
and Russell Leone, and Rosemary and Todd Abraham, two brothers and a
sister-in-law John (Lanny) Romano, and Louis (Junior) and Cathy Romano; his
in-laws Darlene and Richard Wisniewski and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He
was predeceased by three brothers Albert, Peter and Frank Romano, and one
sister Beatrice Gambino.
His funeral will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from The Scala & Roefaro
Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. and at 10:30 a.m. in Mt. Carmel/Blessed
Sacrament Church, with Military Honors conferred. Private interment will be in Holy Trinity
Visiting hours will be Sunday (today ) from 3 to 6 p.m. at the
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Stevens Swan Humane Society.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Tina Leone and family and Vito's neighbors Cathy and John Young for their constant love and support given to Vito and his family. Also a special thank you to Dr. Mark Warfel and staff and the 3rd floor staff at St. Elizabeth
Medical Center for their exceptional care and compassion.
Monday, August 04 2014