Gaetano Rovella

January 17, 1933February 15, 2021

Gaetano Rovella, 88, of Wethersfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He is now reunited in Heaven with his beloved wife Maria (D’Angelo) Rovella. Born on January 17, 1933 in Palazzolo, Sicily, he was the son of the late Sebastiano and Itria (Terranova) Rovella. Gaetano was a skilled mason, and a member of the Bricklayers Union for over 60 years. He was a fan of Italian Juventus Soccer, NY Giants football, NASCAR, Formula 1 racing (he will be remembered cheering “Forza Ferrari”). Gaetano enjoyed fishing, horse racing, working in his garden and tending to his fig trees. He also enjoyed joining his friends on Sunday mornings at the Italian American Stars Club on Franklin Avenue to play a friendly game of cards but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Gaetano will be sadly missed by his devoted children, Lidia Del Monaco and husband Bruno of Newington, Sebastiano Rovella and wife Barbara of Farmington, his adoring grandchildren, Alexandra Lough and husband Andrew, Diamond Del Monaco, Brianna Rovella, Karissa Rovella and his cherished great-grandchildren, Zayden Lough and Acelyn Lough. For the final year of his life, Gaetano received loving care and special attention from his care giver Thati. Funeral services will be private. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield has been entrusted by the family with the arrangements. To share a memory of Gaetano with his family, please visit




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Diamond Delmonaco

May 15, 2021


We lost you three months ago today and I have not been the same ever since, I miss you more and more everyday but I know your with Nonna and that’s what matters, you were the best grandfather I could ever ask for. I love you and miss you. Give Nonna a kiss for me.

Jason and Sue Ramsey

February 21, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to the Del Monaco, Lough and Rovella families and also to Thati. RIP Tom. We will miss you.

Laura Miele

February 20, 2021

To my childhood best friends Lidia and Subby . I am so sorry to hear about the passing g of your dad. Our sincerest condolences to you and your families.
Your mom and dad were like second parents and you both like a sister and brother. All those years growing up on Victoria Rd together are memories that have shaped who I am and I still hold close like it was yesterday.
Neither time nor distance can erase my fondness for you. The same holds true for you and the love for your parents and them for you.
The love is always there it just comes from a different place now.
Mark, Morgan and I are sending our love and prayers for peace in your heart.
Love Always,

Diamond Delmonaco

February 19, 2021

Thank you Nonno for being the best Grandfather in the whole world, thank you for everything you ever did for me, you have no idea how much I appreciate having you in my life for as long as I did. You taught me so many things in life. I hope you are happy now that you are with Nonna, I love you Nonno with all of my heart, Rest In Peace.

Andrew Piraneo

February 19, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to the Rovella family. The Piraneo's.

Alexandra Lough

February 19, 2021

Papa, thank you for being the best Nonno and Nonni. Thank you for teaching me so many things I’ll never forget. I’ll always have a hole in my heart for you and Nonna. But I know I have the best angels surrounding me. Love you so much


February 17, 2021

Papa it's been 4 years since mommy left us and apart of you left with her, your wish was to be reunited with the love of your life and your wish came true. Today you left me with a hole in my heart that will never be the same, I will miss everything about you, you are an amazing father, husband and nonno I hope your at peace and I wait for the day we see each other again so no goodbye's just see you later. Please give mommy a kiss for me and always know there is not man in this world like you, you are a one of a kind and I'm so proud to have called you Papa.