Robert 'Rocky' Mentillo, age 46, passed away peacefully into the arms of God on October 6, 2009 with the love of his life best friend, wife Elizabeth Reilly Mentillo by his side. Bobby was born in New Haven on July 25, 1963, a son of the late Andrew Mentillo. He was raised in Hamden by his late dear Aunt Lillian Lupo. Besides his wife, Bobby is survived by his loving in-laws Billy & Etta Reilly; his brother Dean Colaiacovo & his wife Christina of Hamden; 3 sisters; 3 brother in-laws; many nieces & nephews, his dog Bella and many friends all that he loved dearly. Rocky worked many years as a security guard at Gateway Terminal. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM in St. John the Baptist Church, New Haven. Interment will be private. There will be a celebration of life gathering immediately following the Mass at the Italian American Club on Columbus Street in Hamden. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden.

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  1. Beth – my heartfelt condelences to you! I am in shock over this.. I grew up with Rocky and the gang on West Easton Street.. He was like a big brother growing up… If there is anything I can do for you please let me know….

  2. Beth & Family, My Deepest sympathy on your loss. Rocky and was a good friend of mine we go back a long way I’ll miss him deeply. Love Frankie Pesticci Barton, Vermont

  3. beth and family, so sorry to hear abour rocky, our deepest sympathy isn with you, he is now in a better place, love jackie martone and johnny vergato

  4. Our hearts are filled with sadness at your loss of your husband Rocky. We cannot imagine the pain you feel now but wanted to let you know that our loving thoughts are with you. We can only say how much we will miss Rocky as well. No words can express how much a part of your life Rocky was, and will always be, we’re sure, and be held in your heart forever. Rocky was more than our brother, he was our friend. Although our paths took us in different directions through life, and even though the time we spent with Rocky was all too infrequent, the bond between our brother never faultered. We know that a new star is in the Heavens watching over us as he forevermore rides the night skies with the the Arcangels in Motorcycle Heaven. We will meet you there when our time comes… Rocky will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved him.

  5. beth , my deepest sympathy at the loss of your husband !! my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family !! stay strong !!

  6. Beth, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Rocky. We still can’t believe it. We know no words can comfort you right now but know that he will ALWAYS be with you. Rocky was a great friend who always put others before himself. We loved him like a brother and he will never be forgotten. Please let us know if we can do anything to help you through this extremely difficult time.

  7. Dear Beth we were so saddened by the news of your loss, there are no words that can say how sorry we are. Rocky to you but as a child we new him as Bobby and we always thought of him as a good kid. We know he was welcomed with open arms waiting for him by Aunt Lil. We didnt see each other that often but he will be missed by all our prayers are with you and your family love to all in pain right now The lupo Family

  8. Dear Beth, Rocky was my brother he always looked out for me,he will always be in heart and soul. I will miss him very very much. He was the first friend I ever had. I will never have a friend as good as him again. Love John

  9. Beth, it is with great sorrow in my heart that I feel for you at this very sad time. I know how you feel loosing Bobby as I had lost my husband. Bobby was very good to me when he died and for that I will pray for my brother everyday. He is at peace now with our mother and our aunt and I know they will take care of him till we all meet again. I was unable to attend the Mass, I would have been there if I could. Please be strong and God will help you get through this time. Take care, Patti

  10. It is almost two years since you left me. you will always be my best friend and I will love you for the rest of my liffe. We will be together again someday. As I wait to be together again I will still remain your wife and your best friend. Bobbby, I cry for you every night intil I fall asleep and when I wake i reach for you. I love you forever and ever…

  11. Tomorrow I lost my friend, my lover, my soul mate and my husband. I will never will be the same. My heart has been broken. A part of me died on that day of October 6 2009 @ 12:03pm. you will forever be in my heart and I hope you will see me some day. I love you

  12. I love you more each day can’t wait to meet you later probably not for a while but eventually we will be together

  13. I cant believe that 5 years have passed. I am still in love with you and all I want to be is next to you. a lot of things have happened in five years, my mother died and she took the rest of my heart with her. Bobby I love and miss you so much

  14. I remember today like it was yesterday. Ii was so proud to be your wife. ypu always told me you would never marry but after 13 years I wore you done. and it was the best decision I ever made. I will always love you and always remember that special day that we became one. I love you bobby with every part of me.

  15. It has been another year and I still miss you like crazy. You were everything to me. My husband, my best friend, my protector and the love of my life. I really am still in love with you. Now that my mother died I have so much sadness in my life. She helped me the best she could with your death. She really loved you like a son. You took my heart when you died and now my mother took my soul. I love you hope you are resting in piece. See you soon

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