MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Rocca T. Arcese ( Protano), of Mamaroneck, died Oct. 16. She was 78.
Arcese was born in Colfelice, Frosinone, Italy, to Giovanni and Maria Addolorata (Fraioli) Protano.
She is survived by husband, Carmine Arcese; children, Aurelio (Sandra) and Manfredo (Katherine) Arcese; grandchildren, Nadia, Julia & Giancarlo Arcese; siblings, Generosa Gina Protano, Rita Nicolelli and Antonia Protano-Biggs; three nieces and nephews; and countless family and friends.
She was predeceased by her sister, Anna Bernadetta Protano and niece, Tiziana Nicolelli.
Family and friends will gather from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 767 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vito's R.C. Church, followed by entombment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his memory to The Lustgarten Foundation. 111 Stewart Ave. Bethpage, NY 11714; information atl (866) 789-1000 or lustgarten.org .
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