Rocco Migliorelli, 89, a longtime Red Hook resident, passed away on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at Sharon Health Care Center in Sharon, CT.
Born on July 24, 1928, in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Angelo and Concetta (DiGiovanni) Migliorelli. Rocco married Benita Mancuso on November 21, 1953 at the Holy Rosary Church in the Bronx, NY and she survives at home in Red Hook.
Rocco was a longtime member of Monumental Lodge #374, F&AM, Tivoli.
For Many years, Rocco and his family owned and operated the Migliorelli Farm based in Tivoli, NY.
A farmer for life, he started farming in The Bronx with his father, Angelo, and their draft horse, Buster. His passion for farming and gardening carried over into his older years and he continued to grow his Broccoli Rabe and flowers in his home garden after he “retired” from working in his fields.
A larger than life man, Rocky was an avid wine drinker, Yankee fan and loving family man, he enjoyed his life to the fullest. Rocky lived his life in a simple way and always thought of others before himself. Some of the words that describe the man he was: Honest, Strong, Dependable, Loyal, Tough, Fulfilled, Grounded, Giving, Outspoken, Solid, Rocklike – Rocky!
We will miss YOU and are glad to have known you. You will always be loved & remembered fondly!
In addition to his loving wife of 64 years, Rocco is survived by his children, MaryAnn (Louis) Rosolen of Pleasant Valley, NY, Catherine (Robert "Bird") MacKay of Red Hook, NY, Joyce (Sal) Quattrociocchi of Pleasant Valley, NY, and Kenneth (Jennifer Howland) Migliorelli of Tivoli, NY; his loving grandchildren, Carly (Dan Stafford) Migliorelli, Rachel (TJ) Hourihan, Chelsea (Christian Johnson) Migliorelli, Sam Migliorelli, Shawn (Tiffany) Horning, Maria Quattrociocchi, and Catherine Quattrociocchi; his beloved great grandchildren, Saige Marie Hourihan, and Maverick Cole Horning; a brother; two sisters; along with countless extended family, friends and colleagues.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Friday, March 30th, 2018 from 1-6PM. At the conclusion of calling hours, Monumental Lodge #374, F&AM of Tivoli, NY will conduct services. Interment will be private in Red Church Cemetery in Tivoli, NY.
If you wish to honor the Migliorelli family with a floral arrangement, please instead honor Rocco's legacy by providing a plant that the family could plant in the spring and cultivated for years to come.
Memorial donations may be made in Rocco’s memory to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, www/stjude.org/memorial.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.