Obituary of Theodore J. Boccuzzi
It is with great sadness we announce that Theodore Joseph “Ted” Boccuzzi, 86, of Penfield, New York, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, Ralph and Jennie Boccuzzi; sister, Jean DiGiovanni; Brother-in-laws Cosmo Viola, Ralph Lecesse, Giacomo and Antonio Salemme; Sister-in-laws Liberina Lecesse, Benedetta Spinosa and Civita DiCecca.
Survived by his wife of 65 years, the love of his life, Rose (Salemme); loving children Theodore R. (Patricia) Boccuzzi, Joseph A. Boccuzzi, and Jeanne A. (Andy) Profita; adoring grandchildren Michael Boccuzzi, Dr. Krysta (Paul) Civiletti, Dr. Francesco Profita, and Geanna Profita; Sister & Brother-in-law Maryann (Ray) Cronin; Brother-in-law James DiGiovanni; Sister-in-laws Maria Viola and Elisa Salemme; many nieces, nephews & friends.
Ted was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on May 26, 1937, and moved to Rochester, New York, in 1966. He proudly served in the US Navy and is a Korean War Veteran. He worked as a Sheet Metal Worker for Local Union 46 and retired from Eastman Kodak Company. Together with his wife, they ran a successful upholstery business for over 40 years. Ted was an avid golfer, but his passion was cooking gourmet meals for his family. He was considered a 5-star chef, especially in Chinese Cuisine. He was a family man and the best husband, father, and uncle anyone could have hoped for.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Rochester Calkins Veterans Center for the care and compassion they provided, especially Dr. Emelie Dumitrescu.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43 Gebhardt Rd, Penfield, New York on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 12:30 PM. Entombment will follow at White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA Medical Center, payable to Canandaigua VAMC - Vet Center; Rochester (#1628), and mailed to VA Medical Center, c/o CDCE-135, Canandaigua, New York, 14424. Memo – FCP #1628 in memory of Theodore J. Boccuzzi
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