Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


James Rocco Solomito

September 17, 1934August 22, 2019

James Rocco Solomito 84, of New Bern passed away August 22, 2019.

He served on the USS Salem CA139 in the Navy during the Korean War and retired as Police Chief from Glen Cove, NY

Surviving is his wife, Marie C. Solomito; sons, James Solomito and wife Nancy of PA, Michael Solomito of New Bern, NC, Dr. Albert Solomito and wife Michelle of Indiana, Matthew Solomito of New Bern, NC ; sisters, June Petrucci of NY and Roseann Moore of New York.; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the Solomito family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com


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Kay Kerchner

August 26, 2019

There are sooo many memories starting from the time that we lived next door to each other on Long Island. Brother in law, you will be missed but, will always be in my heart.

Joanne Solomito Middleton

August 25, 2019

Dear Marie and boys, So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a great man and an even better cousin. He will be missed by those of us who loved him.

David Brown

August 25, 2019

Deepest condolences to the Solomito Family on your loss.

I had the pleasure of working with the "Chief" for almost 12 yrs on GCPD. Jim was a good mentor to me not just as a police officer but as a friend. He was as tough as they come but also had a kind heart. The most important aspect of the job that he emphasized was never let politics influence you or interfere with your work.
I did lose track of Jim after he left the department, we both apparently went our separate ways in different states.

R.I.P. Brother …. you will be missed