Filippo Colaprete Gates: Monday, January 28, 2019 at age 88. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Raffaella “Lina”; his children, Domenico (Theresa) Colaprete, Mario Colaprete, Alfonzina “Zina” (Scott) Whitney, Filippo (Lisa) Colaprete; his grandchildren, Anthony (Luanna Marcelletti), Domenico (Christina Stocks), Robert, Andrew, Nicholas (Nicole Decker), Alessondra, Annalisa and Marina; great-granddaughters, Gelina and Audrina; several nieces, nephews and dear friends. Filippo was born in Celano, Italy; traveled the world as a welder and settled in Rochester to raise his family. Friends may call Wednesday (Jan 30th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 9:30 AM at St. Theodore’s Church. Entombment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in his memory. For more information or to sign Filippo’s online guestbook, please visit

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  1. Dearest Lina & Family,we are so sad to hear of Fillippo’s passing. We send you our Deepest Sympathy and our Prayers are with you.
    You and I played Bocce and he was always there with the biggest smile and support for you.
    May your memories help you everyday to ease the pain and loss. Smile with your tears as you have a Guardian Angel over you Everyday.
    I (Beverly) send you a deep hug. We are in Florida at this time.Sorry for you loss.
    Paolo,Beverly Ciaramaglia

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. I wanted to come but work delayed my departure and now the weather is worse and it’s also rush hour. Who knows how long it will take me. I had every intention of coming tonight. I remember fondly my childhood and interactions with Phillipo, Lina, all the kids, Jackette, jusupina as well as my parents. Although this must be a terrible time for you all I’m hoping There is life after death and those that have passed on are wopping it up and having a party with Philipo.

  3. Dear Zia Lina, I will always be grateful for what Zio Filippuccio did for me, I will always have him in my heart. Even in an ocean set us apart, we always shared the same blood and the same name and I always thought of all of you.
    I wish I could meet him one last time before this terrible news, his memory will always be with me.

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