Deaths Death Notices
ROTELLA, Joseph Lawrence and Theresa (nee Novara)
ROTELLA - Joseph Lawrence and Theresa (nee Novara) Married 63 years, Niagara Falls natives and former residents Theresa Novara Rotella, 91 and Joseph Lawrence Rotella, 92, died in Bellevue, WA on March 24, 2015 and April 27, 2015 respectively. Theresa was an executive secretary at Hooker Chemical and resumed a secretarial career with the Niagara Falls School District after their children had grown. Joseph, an 83rd Infantry Division WWII veteran, SUNY@Buffalo and Niagara University alum, served as Athletic Director of Niagara Wheatfield CSD where he also taught and coached. Survivors include children Mary Beth Aquino, Robert, Diane, Rosemarie, three grandchildren, Theresa's siblings Samuel Novara and Jeanette Beney. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10 AM at Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.