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Philomena Broccoli
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Mrs. Philomena (Fusco) Broccoli, 98, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Presbyterian Home of CNY.

She was born in Utica on September 28, 1921, daughter of John and Rose (Zegarelli) Fusco. Her mother passed away when she was a young girl and she was raised by her father. Philomena was a graduate of TR Proctor High School. She was joined in marriage to Mariano J. Broccoli, on June 14, 1941, and shared forty-seven loving years together, where they enjoyed many happy times and enduring the difficult ones. Her beloved Mariano passed away on March 25, 1988. She was the family matriarch, who stood by her husband’s side as he built Utica Veal Co., with his brothers and partners.

A very active person, Phil loved golf, tennis, swimming and was an award winning bridge player. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Christian Woman’s Society and always active at the Saints Cosmo and Damiano Feast. She gave us all so many beautiful memories which we shall always cherish. Her faith in God sustained her throughout her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Broccoli; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Frank Broccoli and Martin and Diane Broccoli; her grandchildren, Renee Broccoli, Marc and Amy Broccoli, Michele and Chris Marafiote, Nicole and John Curley and Stephany Broccoli, great grandchildren, Marco and Nicolas Broccoli, Michael Marafiote and Nora Curley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Antoinette and William Prato, sisters-in-law, Phyllis Broccoli, Barbara Broccoli, Marie Fusco and Angie Fusco; and brother-in-law, Anthony Randazzo; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Mariano; her son, James "Jimmy" Broccoli, who was always in her heart; daughter-in-law, Francine Broccoli; her stepmother, Antoinette (Pizzute) Fusco; brothers and sister-in-law, Jerry and Juanita Fusco, Angelo Fusco and John Fusco; brothers-in-law, Victor Broccoli and Frank Broccoli; sister-in-law, Tomasina “Bessie” Randazzo; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Mary Broccoli.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. Private interment will be in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica.

The family would like to offer their thanks to the Presbyterian Home of CNY for their care these past ten years.

For directions to the funeral home, click the link above.
 
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I’ll always remember all the wonderful times shared by your mom, Louise and my mom. So many laughs in Louise’s garage and at our camp. Finally the three very close friends are together again. I’m so very sorry. Sending my love and prayers.

Written by Michele McDermott (DeCesare)
2019-10-09 11:14:42 PM


Marty, Diane, and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Rocky & Carol Rositano

Written by Rocco Rositano
2019-10-09 1:28:26 AM


Marty, Diane and Family, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother, Philomena was a beautiful and kind woman. I shall remember your mom always and especially when she would give me my marching orders in regards to your grandfather, she and I had many laughs over his insistence on driving that old clunker in his garage. Your mom will be missed and remembered by many, I shall never forget her. May she Rest In Peace..May God give you and your. family solace. With Respect Roc and Susie

Written by Rocco Di Pierro
2019-10-10 5:50:44 PM