MOONACHIE, N.J. -- Francesco La Rocca, of Moonachie and formerly of Little Ferry, died Thursday, Jan. 28. He was 84.
He was born in Molfetta, Italy, to the late Mauro and Maria La Rocca and came to the United States in 1974.
Before retiring, he was a laborer for Union Dry Dock in Hoboken. Previously, he was a shoemaker in Italy and Venezuela. He was a former member of the Societa Unita of North Bergen.
He was the husband of Rosa (nee Modugno) La Rocca; father of Maria La Rocca and Mauro La Rocca and his wife Michelle; brother of the late Matteo and Giuseppe La Rocca and Giulia De Ceglie; and grandfather of Marabella.
The funeral is at at 9 a.m. Monday at Costa Memorial Home Boulevard and Central Ave., Hasbrouck Heights. There will be a funeral liturgy is at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret of Cortona R.C. Church, Little Ferry. Entombment follows at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.