Roberto Curci Giatti, age 91, resident of Bradenton, Florida passed away Friday, February 12, 2021.
Roberto was born on July 13, 1929 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to his loving parents, Juan Curci and Maria Josefa Giatti. He went on to pursue his dream and graduated from the Odeon Musical Institute as Maestro of Piano and Professor of Piano in 1947 and 1950, respectively. He married his caring wife Ana Fabiola Berrio in 1957. Roberto and Ana Fabiola began their family in Buenos Aires and subsequently moved to Colombia where Roberto worked as a musician, solo pianist, and orchestra director and Ana Fabiola as a surgical nurse. Roberto continued his career until retirement in 1984 and relocated with his wife to Sarasota, Florida, where he enjoyed his retirement close to his children, grandchildren, and friends.
Mr. Curci was a parishioner of St Joseph Catholic Church in Bradenton, Florida. He was dedicated to his family, and was a caring husband, father, and friend. He enjoyed the art of conversation and was passionate about music, food, and soccer. During his professional career he traveled extensively and had the opportunity to work with other artists primarily in Latin America. He retired from Hilton International Hotels in Colombia where he worked as a pianist and orchestra director for about 15 years. He enjoyed playing any music; however, he was particularly fond of tango and jazz. He also taught piano lessons to young students.
Roberto Curci is survived by his wife Ana Fabiola Berrio and three sons; Miguel Angel, Juan Carlos and his daughter-in-law Maria, and Roberto Jairo and his daughter-in-law Maria Mercedes; and five grandchildren: Juan Pablo, Juan Jose, Luisa, Lucas Andres, and Nicolas Daniel, and many dear friends. He is preceded in death by his sister, Nelida Noemi, and his parents.
The funeral mass will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at St Joseph Catholic Church (3100 26th St W, Bradenton, Florida 34205). Subsequently, at around 11:30am his ashes will be placed to rest at the Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Park (1400 36th Ave E, Ellenton, FL 34222). All are welcome to join his family. The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers and donations.