Carlo Borriello, 81, of Belle Vernon, Washington Twp., passed away at home surrounded by his family, on April 8, 2022. He was born March 9, 1941 in the town of Cercola, a suburb of Naples, Italy, to the late Alberto Borriello and Philomena Lorenzo Borriello. His family came to the United States in 1954 and settled in Monessen, and he spent his life achieving the American Dream for himself and for his family.
His first job was working at his family’s Produce & Italian Food store in Monessen, and then moved on to an accounting position at US Steel Irvin Works and Christy Park. Always the entrepreneur, he owned and operated the Liberty Theater and a Singer Sewing Machine store in Donora, then moved on to buying or building residential and commercial real estate throughout the valley. He was a member of Saint Sebastian Church and the Knights of Columbus in Belle Vernon. Carlo was an ardent Steelers’ fan, and he enjoyed dancing, socializing, and traveling. Most of all he loved his family, and everything he accomplished, he did for them.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Rosetta Lanzetta Borriello, three children Teresa Borriello Kikel and husband Russell, Lisa Borriello Martinelli and husband Jimmy, and Alberto Borriello, 6 grandchildren Adam Kikel, Alexander Kikel, Nina Kikel-Coury, Matthew Martinelli, Anthony Martinelli, and Carlo N. Borriello, 3 great grandchildren Kimberly, Lila, and Aiden plus 1 great grandchild on the way. He is also survived by 2 brothers, Andrew and Patsy, and was preceded in death by his sister, Anna Marie Roberts.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Due to family health conditions, masks will be required. A private funeral mass at St. Sebastian R.C. Church with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston as celebrant. Entombment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Parkinson’s Foundation or The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.