John Rocco was born in New York City, New York on June 6, 1921 to Pietro and Anita Rocco.
John served in the US Navy during World War II as a navigator on a PBY Catalina flight crew.
After service in the US Navy, he married Rosemond Donnelly in 1945 and worked for Haggerty Millwork in Mount Kisco, New York for 50 years, first as a carpenter, then estimator and lastly as Vice President. John received a degree in estimating from New York University. For many years he was a judge for the New York State Association of Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. John was a life member in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
He lived in Armonk, New York for 50 years in the home he built before moving to Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2001.
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He designed and built a miniature altar for his home church, St. Patrick in Armonk, NY and did volunteer carpentry work for Carolina Meadows.
John passed away at Carolina Meadows on February 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Rosemond, three daughters, Valerie, Marilyn and Kathy, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
John's family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Carolina Meadows for their loving care of John during his two month stay in "The Pines".
Arrangements and memorial services will be scheduled at a later date.