Joseph Thomas DiRocco

November 19, 1942May 17, 2021

Joseph T. DiRocco was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 19, 1942. He passed away on May 17, 2021 in Sarasota, FL. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Victoria DiRocco; as well as his children, Joseph DiRocco, Danielle DiRocco Valery and James DiRocco; grandchildren Jeffrey Valery, Thomas Valery, Ava DiRocco; and his son in law, Jeffrey Valery; daughter in law, Cloee DiRocco; and sister Anna Cuttone.

He will be dearly missed.


  • Committal Service

    Thursday, June 10, 2021


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Linda Guercio

June 7, 2021

My dearest eldest cousin. You were always there for me through the years. I could always count on you. Your personality was bigger than life and truly a staple in our family. You touched more hearts than you could possibly have imagined and brought joy and lots of fun. Although there will be a big void in my heart I find comfort knowing you are no longer in pain an with God and other family members in Heaven. My sister loved to sing Connie Francis songs so maybe you could perform duets together. I love you eternally. RIP

Robert Angelica

May 29, 2021

So sorry for your loose Mrs DiRocco. James & Joe are my friends& My condolences to all of the family.

Lisa Siroky

May 28, 2021

Thinking of you all and sending love and prayers. So sorry for your loss. God bless. Mary Ann, Lisa & Rob Siroky

Noland/Rosemary Middaugh

May 26, 2021

We want to express deepest sympathy for the recent loss of Mr DiRocco. Especially to Joe and Danielle our late son's Kennon Middaugh 's very good friends. You are in our prayers. God Bless,Noland and Rosemary Middaugh

Janet Green

May 23, 2021

So sorry to read about your loss. Bob and I enjoyed the time that we spent with cousin Vicky and Joe. I was amazed that Joe would come up during the winter to ski the slopes in Maggie Valley. When we went out together he never met a stranger. We had a lot of laughs. May the closeness of your family help all of you through this difficult time.

Joanne Hoffman

May 21, 2021

I have fond memories of Joe when we were the owners of Hallmark shops. Also our children grew up and attended school together. Those were the good days. Joe rest in peace.

Michael Busacco

May 20, 2021

Joey was my best friend growing up in Brooklyn on Avenue U. We spoke recently exchanging early childhood memories. You will be missed. I’m sorry his family is grieving at this time. Rest In Peace my friend.