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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Rocco Benedict DiGeorge

November 16, 1930October 9, 2019

Rocco Benedict DiGeorge passed away at his home in Metairie on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the age of 88. Husband of the late Joyce Loyacano DiGeorge. He is survived by daughter Beth DiGeorge (Gerald) Pastor, sons, Mark (Barbara) and Todd (Vanessa) DiGeorge; grandchildren, Rachel DiGeorge Tedesco (Wayne), Ryan DiGeorge, Britni DiGeorge Serou (Scott), Brandi DiGeorge, Todd DiGeorge II, Crystal Pastor Davis, Joshua Pastor, Jason Pastor (Kristin) and Charlotte Pastor; and great grandchildren, Jace, Ashton, Milania, Lucie and Alexander; brother Anthony DiGeorge (JoAnn); brother-in-law Larry Loyacano (Pat) as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Nancy and Frank DiGeorge; siblings Ignatius DiGeorge (Pat), Frank DiGeorge (Cora), Frances DeSandro (Michael), Caroline Morgan (Robert) and Jerome DiGeorge. Rocco was captain of the baseball team while at Holy Cross High School as well as All American for 3 years. He went on to serve in the US Army during the Korean War. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers however he stayed in the Army and played baseball alongside Willie Mays. Rocco retired from South Central Bell Company after 41 years. He was a member of Diamond Club, The Friends, AARP, Kiwanis and Chaplin for the American Legion. Rocco and Joyce loved to square dance they were members of Bar-None Satellites, Gold Dust Twirlers and Sunrise Square Dance. He was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Divine Providence and served as an usher. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Divine Providence, 8617 W Metairie Rd in Metairie, on Monday October 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Interment will be private. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Monday, October 14, 2019

Memories

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tommy dubroc

October 11, 2019

The year is very old & here is a promise for our aged friends, yes & for us all as age creeps over us. Let us live long enough & we shall all have hoars hairs, therefore we may as well enjoy this promise by the foresight of faith. When we grow old our GOD will still be the I am , abiding evermore the same. Hoar hairs tell of our decay but he decayeth not. When we cannot carry a burden & can hardly carry ourselves the LORD will carry us. Even as in our young days he carried us like lambs in his bosom, so will he in our years of infirmity. He made us & he will care for us. When we become a burden to our friends & a burden to ourselves the LORD will not shake us off, but the rather he will take us up , carry & deliver us more fully than ever. In many cases the LORD gives his servants a long & calm evening. They worked hard all day & wore themselves out in their Masters service & so he said to them, "Now rest in anticipation of that eternal Sabbath which i have prepared for you." Let us not dread old age. Let us grow old graciously since the LORD himself is with us in fullness of grace. .... May the Lord comfort you in his arms & welcome you home Mr. Rocco.. What a wonderful man you are. .. tommy dubroc

Ron (Red) Rickerfor

October 10, 2019

Rocco, my man, little did we realize that when you left the St. Roch Coffee Group Tuesday morning 10/8/19, that we would be deprived of your presence forever more in this our finite world. Your passing has all of us prayerful. We loved you, Rocco . You were truly an old school gentlemen. Your presence and contribution to our discussions will be sorely missed. However, be prepared to resume same when the rest of us -- one by one -- make our crossing to your infinite world.

Ron (Red) Rickerfor, on behalf of the St. Roch Coffee Group

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY