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Rudolph Aurelio DiFrangia

Born: Sat., May 7, 1938
Died: Wed., Mar. 22, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 27, 2017
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Parish


Mon., Mar. 27, 2017
Location: Holy Cross Cemetery

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Rudolph Aurelio DiFrangia died Wednesday March 22, 2017 at his Akron home with family at his side.

Rudolph was born May 7, 1938 in Carovilli, Italy to David and Olga DiFrangia. He graduated from North High School class of ’57. He worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service for 35yrs.

Rudolph loved to garden and travel abroad. He also loved to travel all around North Hill to visit friends handing out vegetables from his garden, passing out liquor candy and visiting the numerous clubs he belonged to. Rudolph especially enjoyed playing scopa, bocce, morra, and spending time with family and friends at the Carovillese Club where he was a member for over 50yrs and served as its Sentinel for the last 40yrs.

He leaves his wife of 53yrs, Rosemary; Sons, Michael(Denise) and Christopher(Anna); grandchildren, Natalie, Alena, Vincenzo and Salvatore; Brothers, Frank and Emanuel.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Autism Society of greater Akron in the name of team Alena, Rudolph’s granddaughter.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11am Monday at St. Anthony Church, 83 Mosser Place, Akron.  Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.  The procession will form at the church.


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The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Sat March 25, 2017
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home

Al Caiola
   Posted Sun March 26, 2017
Remembering so fondly a gentle and caring person with whom I shared those meaningful teen age years. Rest in peace Rudy.

John Bloodworth
   Posted Mon March 27, 2017
Such a gentle man will be missed by everyone who knew him. So sorry I am in Florida and cannot attend the funeral. I will miss my frequent encounters with him around North Hill. Condolences to Rosemary and all his family and friends. Rest In Peace Rudy.

T. Kelly
   Posted Mon March 27, 2017
May the family find comfort in loving memories, and in knowing that God is "close to those that are broken at heart; and he saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) Our loving Creator, Jehovah God, has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces" (Isaiah 25:8). With deepest sympathy.

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