Obituary of Rocco Tommasini
Rocco M. Tommasini of Marlborough formerly of Staten Island, NY, a retired Professional Engineer, died at his home on October 28, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Mr. Tommasini was born and raised in Mariners Harbor and graduated Port Richmond High School. He proudly severed in the United States Navy from 1948-1953. He graduated from Steven Institute of Technology in New Jersey (1957) with a Mechanical Engineer Degree. He went on to study at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Graduate Center in East Windsor. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft 1957-1962 and 1967-1994, Wright Aeronautical 1962-1967, H&B Tool & Engineer 1994-1999, Belcan Engineering (Division of Advanced Engineering at Pratt & Whitney) 1999-2009, and retired in 2009. During his career, Mr. Tommasini received four Patent Awards for Engine Instrumentation that is still used today in Pratt &Whitney engines. He received several leadership awards and supervised on-the-job instrumentation training for new engineers, as well as provi¬ded extensive instrumentation design for engine hardware. Mr. Tommasini was an avid NY Giants football fan. Gardening and building boat models were his favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed playing practical jokes on his friends and family. "My uncle was a treasure and a loving man. He was always willing to offer a helping hand. He had a great love of family and friends." He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Jennette and niece Sharon Jennette of New York. He was predeceased by a brother Peter in 1922, a sister Aurelia Russo in 2004 and his sister Madeline Pagliaro in 1994. Family and friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave. Glastonbury, on Sunday (October 31, 2010) from 2-5 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday (November 3, 2010) in St. Roch's Church, 602 Port Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY 10302. Burial will follow in Moravian Cemetery, 2205 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY 10304. For on line tributes please visit www.mulryanfh.com.