Rocco John Gannelli

May 3, 1926October 4, 2012

ROCCO J. GANNELLI age 86. Devoted husband for 65 years of Eileen (nee Darcy) (deceased April 2012); beloved father of David, Rusty, Deborah (Roger) Coblentz, Diana (William) Schmidt and Rocky (Kelli); dearest grandfather of Sam, Elizabeth, Nick, Amy, Jeffrey, Kristan, Gregrey, Caleb and Hannah; great grandfather of 10; loving brother of Genevieve Kolarsky, Lucille Tarone, Angelina Russo and John (all deceased). Veteran of WWII and Korean war. VFW Post 211, Proud life member of Cleveland Bricklayers Union #5, PGK and SK of Knights of Columbus council #3269. Visitation 6-8 pm Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9pm Monday at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church. (Avon Lake). Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Family suggests contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice 9775 Rockside Rd., Valley View, OH 44125. Online condolences at


  • Visitation Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, October 8, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, October 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rocco John Gannelli

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October 28, 2012

Mom and Dad, you can not believe what an empty feeling i get every time i stop at the house. Dad not sitting (sleeping)at the kitchen table when you look in the door. I LOVE AND MISS YOU BOTH too much. Rusty

October 22, 2012

Well another week without you. I certainly miss our Sunday mornings together. we are trying to do the best we can without you guys here. Love and miss you lots. Di P.S. Give Mom a hug and a kiss for me.

October 11, 2012

I am a work colleague and friend of Mike D's and live in the DC area. Through many conversations with Mike, I feel as if I had met and knew Mr. fact, spiritually I'm sure I have. My prayers go out to all and in celebration of a great life that he lived. - God Bless all, David Stirling

Betsy, Charlie, Justin & Shannon Gunter

October 9, 2012

Deepest sympathies from the Gunter familly. We are pleased to have met both of your parents - such wonderful folks. You are all in our thoughts.

Don & Mary Lou Richmond

October 8, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to the Gannelli family we so much enjoyed Rocco and Eileen when they were in Florida with Chuck and Eileen Gunn. We have known them for many years and may they both be together once again, God Bless all of the Gannelli family. (Sister of Charles Gunn)

Beth Twingstrom

October 8, 2012

rocky and family, I'm so sorry to hear about rocco, what a joy he was for only knowing him a short time. Eileen is missed also. My heart goes out to you and the family.

October 8, 2012

October 8, 2012

Rocky, so sorry to here the loss of your father. May he rest in peace! Bob Gray

October 7, 2012

Uncle Rock and Aunt Eileen were the most fun couple ever. Thanks for the memories.
Chuck & Eileen Gunn

October 7, 2012

Rocco and I worked at Westview Elementary School. He never refused to fix or do anything for you. Every Friday, we all ate donuts together. One year, at the close of the school year, he made spaghetti sauce which we all enjoyed eating for lunch. He and Eileen were a pleasure to know and work with.

Mary Boyers, teacher (Mesa,AZ)