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AMORUSO – Rocco Gregorio

May 13, 1953 – December 4, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rocco Gregorio Amoruso in Fort McMurray, AB on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the age of 57 years.

Born in Staletti, Italy, Rocco moved to Canada with his parents at the age of two. He spent his career at CP Rail and after retirement became a driver in Fort McMurray. Rocco will be remembered by many family and friends in Calgary, Italy and Strathmore. He will also be remembered for his love of family and grandchildren, riding his Harley Davidsons, Pine Lake and Tim Hortons.

Rocco is survived by his mother Gesa Amoruso; daughter Amanda (Bilal) Osman; sons, Annunziato (Jessica) Amoruso and Victor Amoruso; grandchildren, Najibeh, Ali, Amira and Mariam Osman and Phoenix Amoruso; his brother Dominic (Jessica) Amoruso; and three nieces. Rocco was predeceased by his father Annunziato Amoruso in 2008.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Rocco Amoruso, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. I was saddened to hear about Rocco’s passing. I knew Rocco from CP Rail’s, Ogden Shop. My condolences go out to his family.

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  2. Sandra Stoddart :

    Nuncie, Victor and Amanda, you are all in my heart at this very sad time and I feel your pain. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dad. You were his world and I know there will be an empty spot in my life as well. I miss him.

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  3. Rocco is to be remembered & cherished for his warm heart, big laugh and gift of gab. He brought smiles to my girls & always had a vanilla oreo for them at the lake. He will be GREATLY missed by myself and my family but will not be forgotten. Enjoy the Tim Horton’s coffee without line-ups and the endless ride on your Harley!

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  4. Marg Matthews :

    Rocco will be missed at the lake by Lonnie & I. We will miss our part time gardener who only asked for a Tim Hortons coffee tin as payment and for his cheerful laugh. Rocco lit up the day with a joke and a smile as he walked by. God speed.

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  5. Tom, Tracey & Kiele Forbes :

    We will remember Rocco as larger than life and with such a huge heart. We will miss him at the lake and how good he was to our daughter who he called “Kiwi”. We extend our deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved him.

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  6. Mike Griffith, :

    My condolences to Rocco”s Family. I worked with him at CP from 1978 until he retired . He was a truely decent guy who you could count on. Even if he did make you laugh, he could tick you off too . In the shop ,everyone knew Rocco,and I am glad to say I knew him too. Ride free Rocco Ride free……….

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  7. How do you say good-bye to someone who brought a smile to the lips after just a hello. Rocco and I spent many an hour talking to each other the summer of 2009. Well…I think I got to talk. I learned what a kind, generous gentleman Rocco was. He was always courteous to a woman – never swear in front of a lady in his presence or he would put a stop to it. He would tell stories about his family and friends by the hour – don’t anyone ever think that you were not loved!! His family ment everything to him – yes, he was stubborn but the love was still there. I will miss his trips by our trailer to the “big house”..well maybe he was just checking what we were up to. Goodbye dear friend, you never will wait in a lineup at Tim Hortons again, you can rev up your Harley without neighbours complaining, slam your door and sit at every campfire -even past 11:00 now. Look down on us and think of us favorably. I will miss you but remember you forever.
    (hand bump) Goodbye my friend
    Karen

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  8. I am truly sorry for your loss. Rocco will be missed and will be remembered with love.

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  9. The Family of Joel Cawley :

    Sorry to hear the news about your Dad, boys. Come by anytime. Joel’s Mom.

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  10. Cheryl Russell :

    To Amanda, Nunzi, Victor…

    It is with heartache and sadness that I write, and want to express my sympathy in the loss of your Dad, Rocco. He was an amazing gentleman, and I hope the memories of how much he cared can ease the pain and sorrow you must have to deal with right now.
    A diamond in the rough, your loss will be shared by all those who have had the pleasure of sharing time with Rocco.
    May he be with you always, in spirit and love,
    Kindest regards
    Respectfully Cheryl

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