All are invited to celebrate the life of one of Epiphany’s oldest members.
Rose Frances Di Leonardo Yocco, In her 100th year, passed from three generations loving her into the hands of our Blessed Lord God and all those waiting to hold her again, on July 4th, 2012 at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville KY.
Born on February 11, 1913, to parents Rose and Frank Di Leonardo, immigrants to Niagara Falls, NY from Sicily and one of seven children, Rose was the last to carry on their family legacy. All her brothers and sisters and their spouses: Charles (Lena), Samuel (Josephine), Nancy Lucy (Russell), Mary, Joseph(Sarah), and Ann (Samuel) are reunited with her gentle spirit.
Rose was married for 27 years to Andrew Stephen Yocco until 1964 when he went to prepare their eternal home.
Her only treasured daughter Carmeleen and recently deceased son-in-law Robert Dabney made her home here for many years. Having the honor of her presence, Rose loved and taught by example her many life experiences to her only granddaughter Melani and adored her grandson-in-law and soon to be ordained deacon, Christopher. Noah Andrew, her only great-grandchild, is the love that she lived for everyday. As he does for her. Also, left to honor her memory are a sister-in-law, cousin, nieces, nephews, and many friends or “chosen family” from the many cities that her family called home.