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Passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2023 at age 76. Born on April 6, 1947 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He moved to Brooklyn in 1970. In 1971, he went back to Sicily and met the woman that became his wife of 51 years. They returned to Brooklyn then moved to Upstate NY. He owned a restaurant with his wife for 32 years. Once he retired, he moved to Rochester, NY where his children were.
Second only to his Catholic faith, he often said family is the most important thing. He is survived by his wife Marianna; his loving children, Patricia (Rob) Terra, Giuseppe (Dana) Basile, Rosa Basile and Annamaria Basile. Along with his 5 grandchildren that he adored: Arianna Terra, Alessandra Basile, Valentina Basile, Joseph Pietro Terra, Olivia Terra.
Friends may attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday May 26th at 11AM at St. Marianne Cope Parish at Guardian Angels Church, 2061 East Henrietta Road, Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Saint Padre Pio Chapel 141 Frank Dimino Way, Rochester NY 14624.