Rocco Joseph Cotellese

September 3, 1956 ~ August 20, 2020 (age 63)


Rocco Joseph Cotellese, 63, of Ringgold, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at home. He was born September 3, 1956 in Pottstown, PA. In 1981, Rocco married Lynn (McNamara) Cotellese and they raised two sons, Nicolas and Daniel Cotellese. A beloved husband of 38 years, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and dear friend to many, Rocco will be deeply missed. Rocco was a member of the Knights of Columbus and worked in the auto industry for over 50 years. He enjoyed golf, Eagles football, Phillies baseball, his dogs, his Harley-Davidson, and spending time with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Constantino Cotellese of Pottstown, PA. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lynn Cotellese of Ringgold, GA; children, Nicolas Cotellese (Emily Eggert) of Wellington, FL and Daniel Cotellese (Elizabeth Wood) of Chattanooga, TN; mother, Mary Cotellese of Pottstown, PA; brothers, Tony Cotellese (Diana) of Pottstown, PA, Joseph Cotellese (Doreen) of Pottstown, PA, and John Cotellese (Phyllis) of Boyertown, PA; sister, Stephanie Cotellese Lukens (Jon) of Glenmoore, PA; devoted nieces and nephews; and many other relatives, his work family, and friends. While flowers are welcome, memorials may also be made to the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga at or Signal Centers, Inc. at A visitation will be held for close friends and family on Wednesday, August 26th, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at Lane Funeral Home. Please share your thoughts, memories, and photos at Arrangements are entrusted to Lane Funeral Home Chattanooga Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415, (423) 877-3524.

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