Born in Casacanditella (Chieti) Italy on February 8, 1936 and passed away peacefully on Monday, November 30, 2020 at the Sault Area Hospital at the age of 84 after a lengthy and courageous battle.

Rocco is survived by his beloved wife Linda of 62 years and children James (Laurie), Sandra, Angela and Robert (Francine). Proud and devoted Nono of Emily, Noah, Linda, Harry, Frankie, Amanda, Amy and William. Predeceased by his parents Camilla and Nicola. Brother of the late Alfonso (Lina), Piacentina (Blanche) Dilabio (late Antonio), late Silvio (Assunta).

Rocco was a strong and hard working man who instilled these values to his family and friends. Rocco absolutely loved his garden, all wildlife, being at his camp, going to Greyhound games and of course his precious grandchildren who were the light of his life. Food and family were his passion and there was always room at his table. He will be missed by many…. Until we meet again.

A service will be held with immediate family on Saturday December 5, 2020 at Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. -705-759-2522). Memorial donations can be made payable by cheque or online to Tracy’s Dream or The Kidney Foundation. Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

Special thanks to Dr.’s Shafiee, Dr. Berry, Dr. Fera and Dr. Bowen for their knowledge, expertise and care of Rocco. Also the staff at the Great Northern Retirement Home special heartfelt thanks to Marilyn and Marissa and the Bayshore nurses for your daily care of our father over the past year. Your kindness and compassion has given us great peace.