- Published: Monday, June 14 2021 13:50
It is with very heavy heart that I announce the passing of Rocco Iapicca - loving father of Rob Iapicca.
He was 91 years old. Rocco was just as much an Osco employee as any one
of us. He loved the Osco family and was much beloved by us all. Rocco
worked as a Sales Rep for Gillette and called on those Osco Stores in
the Boston and surrounding areas. Rocco and his wife Nina came to the
United States from Avellino Naples and became a true example of the
American success story. They raised 4 beautiful boys - who all went on
to become successful. I met Rocco when I was 19 years old in the old
Cambridge Osco #957 and thus a friendship with him, his family and Rob
blossomed. Rocco was a wonderful person full with zest and wit and
always filled a room with laughter with his wonderful sense of humor. I
loved Rocco and considered him an adopted dad. Any thoughts or
condolences can be sent to Nina Iapicca 20 Wilson Street Reading, Ma.
01867. When I get arrangements, I will post it here. Please feel free to
share your memories of Rocco here. I know Rob and his family would love
to hear from you. Thank You, Anthony.
Rocco is survived by his loving wife Nina and beloved father of Pasquale and Joanne, Robert and Lena (Caruso), Richard and Angelika, Ronald and Lisa Iapicca. Adored Papa of 11 Grandchildren: Nicole and Michael Donohue, Lauren and Johnvincent Sabella, Michael and Rhiannon Iapicca, Bryce, Haley, Ryan, Julia, Marissa, Cole, Giacomo, and Reed Iapicca; and Great Grandfather of 3.
Brother of Gioconda and Ivonne of Italy, Pasquale of Peabody, and the late; Bernardina and Angelo Scippa, Amelina and Giuseppe Scippa, Vincenzo, Romano, and Adriana Iapicca. Survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Retired Salesman from Gillette Co.
Visitation will be held at the Douglass, Edgerley and Bessom Funeral Home 25 Sanborn St. (corner of Woburn St.) Reading on Monday, June 14, from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 15, at St. Athanasius Church 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 10:30am. Interment at Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105 www.st.jude.org or The Daughters of Mary-Bannabikira Sisters c/o Austin Prep 101 Willow St. Reading, MA 01867