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Rocco L. “Rocky” Castiglione

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, August 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Rocco L. “Rocky” Castiglione, who passed on Sunday, August 25th at his Revere residence, following a valiant battle with leukemia for several years. Rocky died in the comfort & surrounded by a most loving & faithful immediate family & extended family.

Born & raised in Boston’s North End, he attended Boston Trade High School. He had a career which spanned some 42 years as a machinist for Thermo-Electron & Tecomet. Concurrently, he had another career as a bar steward & bar keeper (Bartender) for Angelica’s of Middleton for over 22 years. His beloved wife, Carole L. (Yoffe) Castiglione enjoyed a 28-year career with Angelica’s in the same capacity. Rocky served with the U.S. Army as a PFC 3rd Class in the Mass. Army National Guard from January of 1957 through January of 1960. He was a longtime & proud member of the North End Council-Astonia K of C. Also, he was a most active & respected member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, Zenith Lodge #42, Winthrop, where he chaired the Mass. United Nations Youth Pilgrimage for 15 (fifteen) years and has been a member for over 25 years. His contemporaries & colleagues all agree & applaud him, not only for his long-standing service but for the virtue of charity & cheer with which he accomplished his goals, whether at work, at volunteering, at service organizations and especially in the work place. Proud of his Catholic faith, he and was a mentor to all, and in this day & age, a remarkable legacy to have left his family, extended family & many friends.

He is the beloved husband of Carole L. (Yoffe) Castiglione. Adored father to Jayson E. Caste of Manhattan, NY, Howard C. Castiglione & wife Rhonda, all of Manhattan, NY, Matthew R. Castiglione & wife Heather of Tewksbury. Cherished grandfather of Joshua A. Castiglione of Orange, Haiden C. Castiglione of Manhattan, NY & Daisie M. Castiglione of Tewksbury. Dear brother of Sally Naso & husband Vincent J. of Everett, Josephine Spinale of Chelsea & her partner Joseph Rzepka & also the late Anna M. Ortiz & the late Paul Spinale. Dear friend to Domenic Valente, John “Lucky” Luciano, Jay Vacirca & Bob Gatchel. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, August 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, August 29th at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mass. Chapter, 9 Erie Drive, Ste. 101, Natick, MA 01760.

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  1. Marie Hinojosa
    Sep 5 2020

    Hello Carole ,
    I was visiting in Boston . Thought of you and “Rocky “. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss . He was kind to me when I was there .
    Regards ,
    Marie G Hinojosa

  2. James R Guido
    Sep 12 2019


    I just heard about Rocky and I am so sorry. My condolences and prayers to you. he was a wonderful man and will be missed.

  3. Michelle LeMay
    Aug 30 2019

    Carole and family, I am so so sorry for your loss, I only met Rocky a few times he is a great guy, I heard so many stories from Ellie and Pat, the loved all the trips to Foxwoods! Hugs and prayers being sent to all ❤

  4. john petitto
    Aug 27 2019

    We lived a street apart,my self on unity st and rocky on tilestone st,Many years later we we lived a street apart.rocky on victoria st,myself on haddon st.Just a few months ago we met up at market basket in revere we stopped and chatted.Great person I now wish we had spent more time toghether.please accept my deepest condolences.Rest in peace my friend.John Petitto

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