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Charles Peter LaRocco
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Charles Peter LaRocco, 64, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital of MVHS.

Chuck was born in Utica, on January 18, 1955, a son of the late Charles and Carmelita (Principe) LaRocco. A Mary Street kid, he was educated in local schools and a graduate of TR Proctor High School. He worked at General Electric for many years, where he served as the President of the employee’s union. He later worked at Verizon, as a lineman, retiring after twenty years.

Chuck was an avid golfer and longtime member and board member of the Eagles Club FOE 97; where he spent many enjoyable days and shared many memorable times. His unbelievable generosity and care for everyone will missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Joseph Zurica and his adored grandsons, Leo and Nico Zurica, all of Hoboken, NJ; a brother, James LaRocco; niece, Callie Grundy; nephew, James LaRocco; aunt, Josephine Palazzo; cousin, Christine Palazzo Sherman; longtime friends the Mannino Family and many friends at the Eagles Club and Magnificent Yankees Corp, especially acknowledging his best friend, Frank “Ziggy” Zegarelli who is less a friend and more like brother especially in his final days.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish.

The family would like to thank the Special Care nursing staff of St. Elizabeth Medical Center for the love and compassion shown to Chuck during his illness.

Right up until his final moments, Chuck was so appreciative for the love and great memories that were shared with him. He left this world grateful to everyone with whom he spent time.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to The Charles LaRocco Memorial Fund at St Jude.
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Jennifer, My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Your dad was a one in a million and the only regret I have is not knowing him sooner. We had great times at the Eagles at the bar and on the course. His devotion as a friend was unmeasurable and I consider myself honored to be one. Sincerely, Kathy and Joe Barilla

Written by Kathy Barilla
2019-02-26 1:52:02 PM

You were always a great friend.... Both on and off the job !! You always had great stories about the past and great hope for the future ! You lived your life to the fullest right to the end.... May you rest in peace my friend till we meet again !!!

Written by Don Peterson
2019-02-26 3:34:37 PM

I was a friend of Chuck's family when we were all following the Magnificent Yankees. We had many good times together. He and my daughter Joanne had the same birthday. I know he will be greatly missed by all. My prayers & thoughts are with you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Written by Charleen Okuszki
2019-02-27 5:39:57 AM

My condolences to your Family, you will be missed as a friend and neighbor.

Written by Dean & Pam Jones
2019-03-01 4:24:59 PM

To the family of Charles "Chuck" LaRocco...condolences from all of my family who knew him some years back during our days together with the Magnificent Yankees...he was always a brother and protector in my youth...I wish that I was able to thank him many others like him were inspirational in my life...all of them grieving in his loss...God's Speed...

Written by Joe Montanaro
2019-03-01 5:29:08 PM

My wife and I met chuck 4 years ago when we joined the Eagles club. He was always real nice to us and was the only person that would call me “ Wayner” every time I saw him. Rest assured, He will be sorely missed by all of us at the Eagles.Our hearts go out to the family and to his good friend,Frank.Rest in peace my friend. Wayne and Pam Ford.

Written by Wayne Ford
2019-03-02 2:46:36 PM