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ROBERT ROCCO Obituary
ROCCO, ROBERT A. Robert A. Rocco, 79, of Orange, entered into rest April 27, 2014. He was the husband of the late Joyce Grallo Rocco. Beloved father of Robert A. Rocco Jr. (Maria) and Linda Hughes (Tim). Proud poppy of Graham and Colin Hughes, Abigail and Robert A. Rocco III. Dear friend of Caroline Musmanno. He was predeceased by his brother, Dr. Anthony Rocco. When Savin Rock School opened in West Haven, Bob was its first principal. He held this position in several other West Haven elementary schools during his 38-year career and ultimately retired from Forest School. Not ready to fully retire, Bob became a teacher supervisor at University of New Haven and later became the Coordinator of Student Teaching at Southern Connecticut State University. Bob’s interests were many, including opera, travel and watching the Red Sox with his grandchildren. He was a longtime member of the Woodbridge Club. Over the years, he became quite an accomplished cook. The hours for visitation will take place on THURSDAY from 4 to 8 pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. His funeral procession will leave the funeral home FRIDAY morning at 9:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. To leave an online remembrance, please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 30, 2014
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