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Innocenza Marie “Ann” Acocella

Innocenza Marie “Ann” Acocella

Innocenza Marie Acocella, “Ann” to all, passed away quietly on July 20, 2022, at New Rochelle Hospital. Ann was born in New Rochelle on March 29, 1930, to Peter and Rose Sammarco and was a life-long resident of the city and a graduate of its schools. She married local football hero Domenick Acocella on June 3, 1950, at St. Joseph’s Church. He predeceases her, along with their eldest child, Angela Mulvey, formerly of Ardsley, N.Y.

Ann is survived by sons Peter Acocella and his partner Aaron Brown of Sag Harbor, New York, and Andrew Acocella and his wife Jane of Redding, Connecticut. She is also survived by four grandchildren, James, Aileen, Katherine Rose, Kristen, four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mary Miceli.

Ann was an inveterate storyteller who entertained us with tales of a gentler time: Victory Gardens in support of the war effort, “keeping company”—as they called it in those days—with her handsome young beau, and a brief career as a fashion model for Arnold Constable. She shared memories of things long forgotten by anyone but a few remaining members of The Greatest Generation. She prided herself in having all important telephone numbers committed to memory. Until the last year of her life, Ann prepared an extravagant Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, the highlight of each Christmas for Katherine Rose and Kristen with their beloved Nanni. But she will best be remembered for her compassion toward those less fortunate than she.

The service will be private with interment at Ferncliff Cemetery. In her memory, we recommend donating to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a cause close to her heart. The family would like to extend special thanks to the doctors and staff of New Rochelle Hospital for their extraordinary end-of-life care.

Entombment to be held on Monday July 25 at 11:30am at Ferncliff Cemetery.

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