Louis Rocco, of Manchester, NJ, formerly of Brewster, NY passed away on July 13, 2019 doing what he loved, fishing. He was 76 years old.
Born on October 1, 1942 in Bronx, NY, son of the late Louis and Mary (Duggan) Rocco. He honorably served in the US Army from 1961 to 1964 and graduated from Mercy College with his bachelor’s degree.
On September 30, 1989 he married the love of his life, Patricia Molloy in Peekskill, NY.
Louis worked for Con Edison for 39 years before retiring in 2001. Following his retirement he and Pat moved to Toms River, NJ to enjoy retirement. He loved to travel, especially cruising with the family. He was an avid poker and bridge player and enjoyed fishing off the Jersey shore. His greatest passion in life was his family. Mr. Rocco ‘wanted for nothing but had it all’.
Mr. Rocco is not only survived by the love of his life Pat, but also his children; Deana Merchant and her husband Robert of Sandy Hook, CT, Dawn Babon and her husband Eric of Bonita Springs, FL, Louis Rocco and his wife Emily of Highland Park, NJ, his step sons William Peragine of Sherman Oaks, CA and Michael Peragine and his wife Chiharu of Tokyo, Japan. His 5 grandchildren; Matthew, Laura and Jason Merchant and Eric and Danny Babon. Also his two siblings; Catherine and Thomas. He was predeceased by his siblings; Frank, Marie and Ellen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on July 19, 2019 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Church, 95 Plum Brook Road, Somers. Interment will follow at Ivandell Cemetery, Somers, NY. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 18th at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster from 3pm-8pm.