Condolence & Memory Journal

Debbie, So sorry to hear about Rocco. It was always nice to see him and his gentle, charming, quiet but strong ways while around town. My heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family. May Gold Bless You All. With love, Angela Matteo and family




Posted by Angela Matteo - Pelham, NY - friend   March 26, 2021

So sorry for your loss!! Pelham Forever!

Posted by Debra Carnahan(Russo)    March 20, 2021

Rocco was a beautiful soul and I will always remember the times and laughs we shared in Atlantic City. You will be greatly missed my friend....Debbie, we love you and will pray for you and your family...

Posted by Vinnie Marotta - Aston, PA - Classmate   March 13, 2021

Dear Debbie and family...I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved, Rocco. He was such a kind,caring and gentle man. I will remember him fondly with our summers spent at Davenport and our pepper parties. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Posted by Fran Friscia - New Rochelle, NY   March 11, 2021

I'm lucky to have had the privilege to know Rocco. We worked together at MARTHA & Dr. Oz, he was a father figure and looked out for our Department at the show. He was a wonderful, charismatic and kind man that adored his family, I could only imagine how much he adored his grandchildren. I am deeply sorry for your loss, may you live in all of memories you shared. May his memory be eternal.

Posted by Rosanna Panagakos - Marlboro, NJ - Coworker   March 10, 2021

Rocco, I regret that I was not able to pay my respects to you in person. I am moved by all you've accomplished. I knew you through High School. There has been decades that we've never spoken to each other again. I was contacted because we are all connected. We started life back then which bonds us all. I hope you are now at peace. Take care.

Posted by Ferdinand Anderson - Pelham, NY - Friend   March 10, 2021

Debbie and Family, Jeanemarie, Barbara, Carol- Sorry for your loss, my condolences to all. I will surely miss him getting coffee in the morning across from my shop. May he rest in Peace with Mom and Dad.

Posted by Ken Raffio - Pelham, NY - Family Friend   March 10, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family

Posted by Stephen Ruffino - Plantation, FL - Family Friend   March 10, 2021

Debbie & Family- Please accept my sincere condolances.Rocco was a great guy, he wil be missed.

Posted by Grace Porzio-ONeill    March 10, 2021

Debbie and family: the wound left by Rocco's sudden departure is to deep to be fathomable. Diane and I take solace in that we were fortunate enough to have been touched by his kindness and effervescent joy for life. Debbie, Diane and I greave deeply with you. And we celebrate enthusiastically the life of your husband and our dear dear friend. Rocco, may you rest in a well deserved peace .

Posted by Dean/Diane Racanelli - Mohegan Lake, NY - Friend   March 10, 2021

Deepest condolences to the family

Posted by Phil Collins - Fort Montgomery, NY - Family Friend   March 10, 2021

The North's family is so sorry for your loss.
Our sincere condolences to your family.

Posted by Angela North - Pelham, NY - Acquaintance   March 10, 2021

I am so sorry for your families loss. I first worked with Rocco at Dr Oz when the show was in the NBC building. He showed me the ropes and how to navigate the politics at NBC. He will be missed!!! God bless you all and May he Rest In Peace!!!

Posted by Joe Pryor - Los Angeles, CA - Coworker   March 10, 2021

My family thoughts and prayers are with Carol and the family.

Posted by Greg Davis - West Simsbury, CT - Family Friend   March 09, 2021

My condolences to the family truly will miss Rocco

Posted by Paul Chevannes - Bronx, NY - Coworker   March 09, 2021

Dear Debbie, My heart and prayers go out to you and the family. I had the pleasure of meeting Rocco for the first time a couple months ago. He has a kind soul and I felt that immediately! May he Rest In Peace with all the other angels in heaven.

Posted by Frank DePaolo - New Rochelle, NY - Acquaintance   March 09, 2021

Dearest Debbie, I am truly at a loss for words. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry, and so sad that you and the community have lost such a gentle, kind man. May Rocco soar with the angels into the arms of our loving God, and may he rest in peace. Love you my friend.

Posted by Patti (DeFillipo) Wienecke - Mahopac, NY - Family Friend   March 09, 2021

Very sorry to learn of the passing of Rocco. Much too young, especially for the family and his retirement years. Worked with Rocco for many years and always considered him one of Pelham's Finest. This was a shocker. My sympathy to Debbie and family.

Posted by Anthony M. Quatroni - New Rochelle, NY - Coworker   March 09, 2021

So sorry to hear about your loss. We will miss seeing Rocco doing collections at the 8:00 mass at OLPH. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family

Posted by Jack and Susan Clyde - City Island, NY - Acquaintance   March 09, 2021

Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies of Le Moyne College. We hope the love and memories you will forever hold in your heart bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Le Moyne College    March 09, 2021

dear Debbie and family,
what a shock to learn of Rocco's passing. I knew him even before you two got married. Tommy reminded me when I was working and he broke his arm, Rocco was there to comfort him and get him to the hospital.
Such a wonderful man. Lately I saw him on the train when we would both come home from good old Manhattan. One time I was not feeling well and while sitting on a bench, Rocco came over to see if I was alright. (He Actually had not changed since the days I had known him better).
Lots of love to the whole family from the Fisher family.

Posted by elma fisher - new rochelle, NY - Friend   March 09, 2021

Debbie and Family: I am deeply saddened to hear about your loss, Pelham's loss, the world's loss. Rocco was one of my longest friends; we were pitcher and catcher on several Little League teams together, starting at around age 7. From there, our lives would crisscross so many times over the succeeding years. Rocco, as you know, was one of the nicest guys, thoughtful, kind, calm and consistently upbeat. I always enjoyed being around Rocco and I am truly sad that he he is no longer with us. Rocco, you and your entire family are in my prayers.

Posted by Rick Casey - Pelham, NY - Friend   March 09, 2021

Dear Carol, Dan, and family,
I am so sorry to learn of Rocco's passing. Though I never met him, I remember seeing him in his uniform around Pelham, and he was always smiling. Please know that all of your family remain in my prayers.
With love and condolences,
Felicia

Posted by Felicia Gallo - Pelham, NY - Friend   March 09, 2021

So many special times with Rocco! I used to call him my big Teddy Bear

Posted by Denise Fumo - Friend   March 09, 2021

Dear Debbie. I was so saddened to hear about your loss. Rocco was always a wonderful person. A gentle man, good husband and father. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. My prayers are with you and the family.

Posted by Suzanne Ruggiero-Madeo - Brewster, NY - Friend   March 08, 2021

Debbie I just found out about Rocco. I am so sorry. You are in my prayers .

Posted by Letty Bartoszek - Pelham, NY - Friend   March 08, 2021

Our deepest condolences on your loss. We are heart broken for you and your family. May he RIP in the arms of our lord. He is an Angel with God forever watching over your family. ❤

Posted by Vincent/Kathleen Mazzillo - New Rochelle, NY - Neighbor   March 08, 2021