Bernie was born in Syracuse, New York in 1934 to Mary Lapi and Joseph Bernard Naselli. He grew up on the North Side of Syracuse and attended Christian Brother Academy. He graduated from Georgetown and post graduate in Orthodontics at Buffalo University. He began his practice of Orthodontics at 1223 North Salina Street which had been his family home. He volunteered at the Dental Clinic at St. Joseph Hospital and taught at OCC .Upon his retirement in 2002, the Mayor of Syracuse proclaimed June 13, 2002 as Dr. Bernard Rocco Naselli Recognition Day. He married his college sweetheart, MaryEllen McHugh. They had 6 children and they built their home in Westvale and
later in Skaneateles New York.
He was a hard worker and a good man, a great husband, father, uncle and grandfather. He was very much loved and
admired and will be missed.
He is predeceased by his parents and his son Mark. His family includes his wife, Mary Ellen Naselli; 3 daughters: Mary Ellen (Scott) Winkelman, Susan Naselli and Karen (Tom) Flanagan; 2 sons: Anthony (Gise) McHugh and Michael Naselli; 3 grandchildren: Paloma McHugh, Ellen and Alex Flanagan; and many caring nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held in St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Skaneateles on Wednesday, April 13th, at 10 am, with burial to follow in St. Francis Cemetery in Marcellus. T
here will be no calling hours.
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