Peter R. Giacobbi
July 7, 1938 - September 3, 2011
Peter R. Giacobbi, 73, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday Sept. 3, 2011, at Francis House. A lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, he was born on Thursday July 7, 1938. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and attended St. Andrew’s and St. Bernard’s seminaries in Rochester and LeMoyne College in Syracuse. He partnered with his father, Peter, at Giacobbi Excavating & Grading and retired from Hunt Real Estate after more than 30 years as a successful residential real estate agent.
Peter adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with his family. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed SU sports.
Peter was predeceased by his parents, Peter Giacobbi and Verna “Nellie” Pennisi Giacobbi; sister, Roslyn Nichols in 2006; and his son, Mark in 1970.
Surviving are his children, Peter, Jr., of Tucson, Arizona, Elissa (Michael) Soulia of Camillus, and Neil (Bethany Godsoe) of Brooklyn; sister, Jean Rizzo of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Anabel, Margot and Luca; nieces, Karen, Kristine and Michele; and nephews, Vincent and Michael.
Peter’s family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone at Hospice and Francis House for all the care given to him during his illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 10 in Most Holy Rosary Church with Rev. Frederick R. Mannara officiating. The family received friends at the church from 10:30 to 11 a.m. preceding the Mass. Burial was private in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Peter’s memory to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088.
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