Rose Rocco

Rose J. Rocco May 2, 1926 - April 13, 2013 Resident of San Jose Rose Rocco, "Miss Rose", 86 passed away peacefully on April 13, 2013 after a long illness. She was a dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Rose was a gifted pre-school teacher to many children for over 20 years and known to be "the best preschool teacher in the world". She is survived by Nino Rocco and their three children, Nancy Shearer (Richard), Frank Rocco, and Maria Wines (Tim) and her four grandchildren, Christine Wines, Ryan, Steven, and Julianne Shearer. She also leaves behind her brother Mike Patrone. She is preceded in death by her two sisters Mary and Christine and her beloved brother Joseph. Rose was generous, energetic, creative, and a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, drawing, teaching children, and summer vacations with her family at the beach. We miss her dearly and will someday see her again in heaven. A Mass and Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Apostles Church, 4911 Moorpark Avenue in San Jose.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 24, 2013