Obituary of Biagio Cipolla
July 7, 2019 at the age of 84. Biagio is predeceased by his wife, Concetta Galvano Cipolla; brother, Diego Cipolla. He is survived by his sons, Joseph (Sandra) Cipolla & Sam (Amy) Cipolla; granddaughters, Samantha & Shayla Cipolla; brother, Calogero (Sara) Cipolla; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Biagio’s life story will be shared during his visiting hours, 4:00-8:00pm on Friday, July 12th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Life will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 am, Rochester Christian Church Ministries, 3177 Lyell Rd., immediately followed by being laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery. Donations may be sent to Connie’s House, in memory of Biagio.
Biagio was born March 15, 1935 in Sardinia, Italy to Giuseppe & Catalina Cipolla. During his teenage years the family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina where he would become involved in the Christian Church and the director of a church choir.
After moving to America in the mid 1960’s, Biagio was introduced to his wife, Concetta, by friends from church. After they met he moved back to Argentina briefly only to realize that he missed Concetta dearly and moved back to Rochester to be with her. They went on to have 2 sons, Sam and Joe.
Biagio was a painter at the University of Rochester for over 30 years. He was a very thorough, detail oriented & Artistic man and was responsible for painting major projects within the University, such as the gymnasium and the steeple.
Biagio enjoyed having a large vegetable garden in his backyard, watching soccer, cooking, listening to music and playing the accordion.
He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.