Mr. Rocco F. "Rocky" Benedetto, age 63, lifelong Swampscott resident, died Friday November 12, 2010 in Salem Hospital after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Francesca (Liberato) Benedetto, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. He was the son of the late Alfred and Isabella (Spada) DiBenedetto.
Rocky worked for Volpe Construction in Malden and later for Aggregate Industries in Swampscott, until his retirement in 2007. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Club in Swampscott. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Rocky will be greatly missed by his children; Isabella (Benedetto) Cientanni and her husband Bruno of Lynn and Rocky Benedetto and his fiancé Rene I. Javern of Georgia; his grandchildren; Rocky Benedetto, Jr. and Gerardo and Christina Cientanni, all of Lynn; his sister; Frances Benedetto of Swampscott and his brother Peter Benedetto and his wife Linda of Florida. He also leaves his good friend, who was like a son to him; Gino Branden, Sr., and Gino's son, Gino Branden, Jr., both of Lynn; as well as his dear friends; William Melanson and Doug Gallant; several nieces and nephews and a brother-in-law and sister-in law in Italy. He was the brother of the late Alfred Benedetto.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9AM from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 10AM. Burial will be in Swampscott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 3-8PM
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