Amadio Rocco Andreoni

September 1, 1940 - June 3, 2008

09/01/1940 - 06/03/2008

Past Services

Wednesday June 04, 2008

Saturday June 07, 2008
10:00 am

Rocco Andreoni
VIRGINIA BEACH- Amadio Rocco Andreoni, 67, passed away in his home on June 3, 2008 with family by his side.
Mr. Andreoni served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. He was a member of St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, Virginia Beach; Local #8 Carpenter’s Union of Philadelphia and a former officer in the Jaycee’s Club in Pennsylvania.
He is survived by five children, Amadio, Donna, Mark, Carolann, and Christian Andreoni; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Maryanne Wroblewski and Lucy Raffile; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452.
Condolences may be shared with the family at
Altmeyer Funeral Home, Maestas Chapel, 1801 Baltic Avenue, Virginia Beach, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jerry Sprouse
8 years ago

Always with a laugh or a smile, Rocco brightened the days and the lives of each of us that he touched. He will be remembered as a co-worker, he will be missed as a friend.

Mary Ann Wroblewski
8 years ago

Amadio, you could never say Mary Ann so you always called me Chuppy, all my life. As children we fought as brother and sisters do, but I always loved you and wished I could have shared more memories with you.

Carolann Andreoni
8 years ago


IâÄôve told you while you were alive how happy I am that weâÄôve reconnected after all these years. I heard you smile and can see you laughing…… each time we spoke…. yes we did laugh allot didnâÄôt we

Thanks for the conversations and Lord knows weâÄôve had many of them since hurricane Andrew……….yes of course I knew youâÄôve always loved my brothers and I……

We had plenty to catch up on as I filled you in on all the family details of my brothers and I, all our kids and your grandchildren.

And how about that Beautiful friendship that emerged with you, Mom and Bob…Thank God for restoration of relationships ……….

We were going to do Sunday dinners again, remember when I was 2, the huge dinners we use to have…… and yes Mom was going to make homemade ravioli and meatballs for you.

IâÄôm told you and Bob were going to sit back and enjoy a glass of homemade wine together and I certainly wouldnâÄôt have missed that for the world! IâÄôd been right there with yâÄôall!…Alan and I and the boys….

We planned for you to meet your 1st born Grandsons, William and Eric whom you knew through pictures….. now 22 and 20 and look just like me…..yes your right…. I look just like you. The Andreoni gene lives strong! Look at Nick… such a striking resemblance, you and I, Nick, William and Eric……

Most importantly though, IâÄôm thrilled you gave your Heart to Christ……Grace stepped in and your soul was consciously and immediately taken into the presence of Jesus…. you are conscious with Jesus….whoa! AMEN.

Hallelujah!….. Born Again… Born again of the Spirit…..Praise God! I know without a shadow of a doubt that YOU ARE IN HEAVEN! your immediate destiny was heaven and at this very moment…. I know your at the âÄúThrone of GraceâÄù with our Savior, free of all worry and care, thereâÄôs no tears over there, thereâÄôs no pain there either. You have a new body, immortal now……and IâÄôll see you again…..WeâÄôll all see you again! over there : PRAISE GOD!

I hear the angels are building huge Mansions up there …… God needed you…… excellent carpenter youâÄôve always been!

::::she waves ::::: IâÄôll see you over there!……….

I love you…………..


Love Carolann

8 years ago

Dear NICK, Im sorry about your dad he was a great man, he always had you on his mind, he was very proud of you especially when you graduated!!!! I am so glad he got to spend time with my mom, he did always light up when he saw her and at the last moment he still had that twinkle in his eyes for her!!!! Now i know he is watching over you and my mom and the family!!! take care and know we are still family! Love, Lori,Bryan& PJ Newton

Lucy Andreoni Raffile
8 years ago

Dearest Amadio,

Rocco. I always wondered why Mom and Dad picked that as your middle name.

Maybe because you were alot like Mom, strong – decisive, quiet but observant like Dad.

I can still remember Mom asking us kids what happened to all the ravoli’s she made and had frozen in the freezer for special occasions.

You loved her ravoli’s frozen and/or cooked.

You were the apple of Mom’s eye, you and Aunt Anna also had a special relationship. So I’m sure you guys are going over old times in heaven together.

You always loved the big holiday dinners with your nephews, John, Mike, David, Deanie, Chris and neice Rachel and everyone looked up to you as the “rock”.

Dearest brother my memories of you will always be part of my heart.

Your little sister


frenchik family
8 years ago

Grandpa Rocco,

Today God called you home

Extended his arms & opened Heaven’s door

I never Knew emtiness Nor have i ever cried like this before

I know your one of Heaven’s Angels now

and all i have to do is look above

You’re in a happier place now

No pain, No sadness . . . just eternal love

You’re no longer suffering

Your work on Earth is done

Today God called you home

A new life in Heaven has begun

But here on Earth

There’s a new star in the sky

Shining with your spirit

To keep your memory alive

You were a father, as well as a grandfather figure. Our relationship with you grew tremendously over the years you went from neighbor to friend to family. It is unbelievable that you are now gone, and we all miss you dearly. Thanksgiving and Easter dinners will be incomplete, not to mention Super Bowls, poker games, and church ceremonies. Your spirit lives on and you will never be forgotten.

-Stephy, Steve, Rosie, Erica, Erick

Tony Palacioz
8 years ago

I will miss Rocco and his bantering about safety and “shit like that”. Behind that gruff exterior was a good guy who would always help someone out in a bind. We will all miss hearing, “Hey, I need you to do me a favor”. Rocco was a “Wise Guy” who will truly be missed.

Sam & Veronica Castro
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Andreoni family. Especially my sister Rosie & Steve Frenchik and their children. I know it will be hard for you all since we just experienced the lost of our nephew a few months ago, but Rocco has left this world to be with GOD and will be able to enjoy the rest of his eternity without suffering. I know he has been a great part of your family for the past 14 years and was like a father to both of you. Please find comfort in knowing that you gave Rocco all your love, respect and dedication while he faced the most challenging battle in his life and did everything you could to help him and never leave him alone. You also honored Rocco’s last request; which was to continue to be a strong part of his life without any interuptions to his youngest child Nick, for his desire to see him graduate from College. You did it! he was able to be around to see this happened. I know he will always be watching over all of you and will be grateful for all you have done for him. God Bless you and may he bring you the comfort you need to know that Rocco is now in peace.

Nick, I know you will not let your father down, he really loved you and he will always be with you. Make him proud.

Rose, don’t be sad, you were there for him even when things were rough; you helped him pull through and you did all of this; because of the love you felt for him. God does reward wonderful people like yourself and has a place for you in heaven. God bless you all

Paula Younger
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I worked with Rocco and he was a very special person. I will miss his great big smile and his humor. God bless you all during this very difficult time.

Chuck Cima
8 years ago

Rocco my buddy. It was a privelege to work with you and be your friend. Your strong spirit and character will be greatly missed and for that I am deeply saddened. I will forever miss talking Philly sports with you and goofing on “Tony bag a donuts” for being a Cowboy’s fan. My sincere condolences to your family and loved ones. You touched the lives of many and will be truly missed. God just got himself a great carpenter. God bless you. Rest in Peace, my friend.

8 years ago

Rocco you will be missed by all of us. Your big smile and funny comments will always be remembered. God bless you and your family.

Freeda Steele
8 years ago

Rocco, I already miss you. I am so glad that I was able to have the pleasure of knowing you. You were always so sweet and a lot of fun. Rest in peace, sugar. My thoughts are with your family at this time. Thanks for your friendship and your smiling face. I love you and will miss you!

Marie Foreman
8 years ago

Rocco, I miss you, you will always be in my heart. I’ll never forget our Alaskan cruise and the fun we had. You were like a little boy with the excitement. I enjoyed the times we had with my family. You were always there for me when I needed you most. We did like to talk. Now you are with Jesus and you’re his special ANGEL, you are whole again with no more pain. Now you are with my “ANGEL Nicolas”. My prayers and thoughts are with all the Andreoni family. God Bless You

Hugs and Kisses

Tracy Garland
8 years ago

Rocco, your presence in all of our lives will be truly missed. You certainly knew how to light up a room and all of our hearts. You definitely left a lasting impression on me, your “girlie girl”. My condolences to the entire Andreoni family. Take solace in knowing that Rocco was an incredible man and a wonderful friend and touched each and everyone of our lives.

Pattie Wroblewski Woodward
8 years ago

To the Andreoni Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Michael Wroblewski
8 years ago

Uncle Amadio, You will be missed.

William Foreman Jr family
8 years ago

We miss you Rocco, We know god has taken you into his loving arms and you are now whole again,

Love Billy, Marci Billy Jr, Ashley and Jacob.

Amy Upton
8 years ago

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Rocco was a great man and I am glad I had the opportunity to know him and to work with him – we had a lot of laughs together. God certainly has gotten a special angel.

Kelly Wilson
8 years ago

You are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. God Bless and keep you. I know our little Angel, Nicolas, will be keeping you busy and I know you will take special care of him until we join you and I thank you dearly. We will miss you.

Love~ Kelly, Jay, Landen & ‘Nicolas Angel’ Wilson.