Italo Nicholas Vincent Broccolino, 91, jeweler in East Baltimore

March 06, 2006

Italo Nicholas Vincent Broccolino, a jeweler who formerly owned a store in East Baltimore, died of sepsis and multiple organ failure Feb. 26 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident would have turned 92 today.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Broccolino graduated from City College in 1932 and studied graphic design for three years at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

He owned a jewelry store, Broccolino Bros. Jewelry, on East Monument Street until it closed in the 1970s. He then worked for Prince Jewelry Co. until retiring at 77.

His first wife, the former Lidia Casseri, died in 1977. He was married for the past 24 years to the former Liliana Paolini DiBattista.

An avid traveler, Mr. Broccolino loved fine food and wine, books and opera, and was active in the Sons of Italy in Towson.

A funeral Mass was offered Thursday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. Broccolino also is survived by three sons, Victor Broccolino of Catonsville, Dario Broccolino of Ellicott City and Livio Broccolino of Towson; three stepchildren, Frank DiBattista of Phoenix, Dario DiBattista of Perry Hall and Cindy Chesko of York County, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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