Barone, Rocco "Rocky" John
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Rocco "Rocky" Barone, 88 of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, formerly of Nyack, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Shorrock Assisted Living Facility in Brick, New Jersey.
Rocco, born in Nyack, New York on February 19, 1926 to Vincenza "Jennie" Pugliese Barone and Bruno Barone. He moved to Point Pleasant, New Jersey where he worked at Point Pleasant Distributors until his retirement in 1982.
When Rocco was 19 years old, he enlisted in the Army and proudly defended his country during World War II. While enlisted, Rocco met his childhood hero Joe DiMaggio. Joe was nice enough to take a picture with Rocco. This was one of his prized possessions and Rocco shared this picture with everyone he met.
Rocco was predeceased by his loving wife, Lucy (Palombini) Barone and his brother, Frank Barone.
Surviving are his children, Laura Lenhart and her husband Richard, Susan Muench and her husband Michael. David Barone and his wife Gail, Ella Cipolla and her husband Ralph, Jena Boyle and her husband Matt, and Toni Lee Kelsey and her husband Brian; his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Jake, Justin, Michael, Sara, Shawn, Ashley, Arielle, David, Jr., Matthew, Tricia and Brian; his brother Charles and sister-in-law Ola of Arizona; his two sisters Rose Rowell and Angeline Babcock Muscarella; his brother-in-law Paul Muscarella; his sister-in-law Lorraine Barone and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be truly missed.
A military funeral was held on Wednesday, May 28th at the D'Elia Funeral Home. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Brielle, New Jersey.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Ann's Church in Nyack, NY on September 13th at 1:30PM. Father Frank Pugliese will be officiating.
Published in the lohud.com from July 27 to Sept. 7, 2014