Arthur John Occhino, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on March 12, 2021. He was 88.
Arthur was born on May 19, 1932 in the Bronx to the late Anthony and Josephine (Centrella) Occhino. As a young man Arthur served in the Korean War on the USS Conway 507 as a torpedo man. After the service, Arthur worked at the New York transit authority where he retired as a Supervisor. For his entire life Arthur loved to fish, cook, sing and dance. He was larger than life and his legacy will live on in all the lives he touched. He will always be remembered for his contagious laugh. He left us with so many beautiful memories that we will cherish forever.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy (Schmidt) Occhino, his brother Edward (Babe) Occhino, his daughter Kathy (Occhino) Maggio, and granddaughter Jamie Ladenhauf. He leaves Edward’s wife Louise Occhino, his brother Anthony Occhino and his wife Carol, his children; John Occhino and wife Catherine; Joan Occhino and husband Michael; Jenny (Occhino) Norton and husband Dan; Anthony Occhino; and Jean Occhino; and Richard Maggio. Arthur was adored by his 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
Visiting will be Monday from 4-8pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday (time pending) at St. Francis Xavier Church, 170 Lurting Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.
The family would like to thank all his wonderful aides who were like family to us and stayed by his side and took great care of him in his greatest time of need.
Pop you will always be our anchor.
You did it your way.