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Rocco Monteleone, Penn Township boy who lost battle with leukemia, laid to rest

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Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
A funeral procession for Rocco Joseph Monteleone, 2, the son of Brandon and Michelle Monteleone of Penn Township, travels along Route 22 from the Jobe Funeral Home in Monroeville to the Twin Valley Memorial Park in Delmont on March 21, 2019. Rocco lost his battle against acute Myeloid leukemia.
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Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Rocco Monteleone, 2, of Penn Township, held by mother, Michelle, bumps elbows with WWE’s Roman Reigns as other Superstars Natalya and Seth Rollins look on during a visit to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on Monday, March 12, 2019.
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Rocco Monteleone, 2, of Penn Township was diagnosed Dec. 30, 2018, with acute myeloid leukemia.

A Penn Township boy was laid to rest Thursday after losing his battle with acute Myeloid leukemia.

Rocco Joseph Monteleone, 2, the son of Brandon and Michelle Monteleone, died Sunday. He had been diagnosed with leukemia Dec. 30.

A Penn Township police command truck helped lead the funeral escort from Jobe Funeral Home in Monroeville to Twin Lakes Park in Delmont.

Neighbors, community members and family friends joined forces since the diagnosis to create Rocco’s Warriors, which was dedicated to raising money to help the family through the boy’s illness.

The family described Rocco as a “happy little boy, funny and so kind.” He loved Daniel Tiger and Elmo and wrote his own lyrics to an original “Elmo” song. He also loved to sing and dance, read books, and play with Play-Doh and bubbles.

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