Jerry Sacco 1936-2019

NILES — Jerry “Giomo” Sacco, 82, of Niles, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 24, 1936, in Bovalino, Reggio Calabria, Italy, the son of Vincenzo and Carmela Zappia Sacco.

Jerry was employed with Bricklayers Locals No. 8 and 43 and retired from WCI Steel as a mason on Oct.14, 2001. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles, a church usher, festival volunteer in the beer tent, and a member of Niles Knights of Columbus Council 1681 3rd degree.

He enjoyed walking, gardening — especially hot peppers and tomatoes — and tending to his flowers.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Matilda Bruno Sacco, whom he married Oct. 5, 1963; a son, James Sacco at home; three daughters, Carmel Sacco at home, Gina Sacco (Michael Patton) of Warren and Jessica Sacco at home; and a sister, Eleanor Sacco of Boardman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joseph Sacco; and three sisters, Rose Morabito, Mary Salinitro and Christine Scotti.

Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where the Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct prayers at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles, preceded by a 9:30 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.

Friends and family can light a candle, sign the guest book, and send e-mail condolences at

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