We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Scala and Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc.
Mr. Ralph J. Colicci age 97, of Utica passed away on Sunday (Father's Day) June 19, 2022, with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Utica on June 3, 1925, a son of the late Angelo and Frances Palazzo Colicci, and was a graduate of TR Proctor High School. On June 10, 1950, he was married to Jacquelyn Fimmano in St. Anthony of Padua Church, a loving and blessed union of 70 years, until her passing on August 19, 2020.
Ralph served his country during WWII in the US Navy from 1943-1946. He then served in the US Army National Guard from 1950-1952.
Ralph was employed for many years with the Federal Government at GAFB, until his retirement. He also worked as a Voting Machine Operator for the Oneida County Board of Elections for over 35 years. He was a member of the Elks Club #33 and the American Legion Post # 625. Ralph loved sitting on his porch having a beer with his grandsons
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, whose life centered around his family. He was a quiet and caring person whose smile would brighten any day. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law Regina “Reggie” and John Syrotynski III of New Hartford; one son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Beverly Colicci of Syracuse; his cherished grandchildren David and Michelle Colicci, Andrew and Kristen Colicci, Dr. John and Rachel Syrotynski and Russell Syrotynski; nine beloved and adored great grandchildren Adora, Emma and Joseph Colicci, Carter Colicci, John, Gabriel, Nicholas and Marco Syrotynski and Stella Syrotynski; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters-in-law Anthony and Irma Colicci, Joseph and Rose Colicci and William Colicci.
The family would like to acknowledge the many caregivers that took part in our dad’s care, especially Sue, Nadia, Addy, Abby, Robin, Yuliya and the many others that all felt part of our family. And as our dad would always say… “Watch your Watch”.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday 6/24/22 at 11:00 am in Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 5-7 pm at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. Private entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.