Della Vecchia Funeral Home

211 North Main Street, Southington, CT


Robert James Mocci

August 29, 1954June 27, 2020

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Robert “Bob” Mocci Bob was born on August 29th, 1954 in Middletown CT to the late Pat and Elinor (Parizo) Mocci. He graduated from Southington High School and earned his bachelors degree at Central Connecticut State University. Bob spent the majority of his career as vice president and owner of Standard Builders in Newington, Connecticut.

On January 17, 1981 Bob married his best friend Mary Ann and spent 39 years of joy together. They raised three children, Jenna, Brian and Amy and became grandparents to Kaden in 2011. Bob was a devoted husband, and an incredible father. His impact on his family will carry them throughout their lives. An avid golfer for most of his life, in retirement Bob pursued a new hobby, learning to dance. Spending half the year in South Carolina with his wife Mary Ann, Bob dedicated his time to mastering this new passion. Together, they took pride in coordinating events for their expanding group of new friends and helped their dance teachers with beginner classes. The place where Bob always danced became affectionately known as the “Bob Wall.” During the COVID-19 quarantine, Bob kept the dancing going, becoming the DJ for a small group of good friends while they danced outside. The last few years dancing with Mary Ann were some of the happiest of his life. Having pursued and achieved so many of his dreams, Bob is a great example of a life lived to its fullest.

Bob leaves behind his wife Mary Ann, his children Jenna, Brian, and Amy, his daughter-in-law Jess, and his grandson Kaden. He also leaves his sister Norrie Paradis of Southington, his brother, Michael Mocci and his wife Darlene Mocci of Plantsville, as well as many nieces and nephews. Bob’s memorial will be held at Hawks Landing Country Club, located at 201 Pattonwood Drive, Southington, CT on Tuesday, July 28th from 5-8 PM. Those who knew him well would know that he would insist on casual dress.

Due to COVID-19 related concerns, occupancy during this memorial is limited. Out of respect for the establishment, we ask for guests to be mindful of their time and to avoid unnecessary congregation after paying their respects.


  • Calling Hours

    Monday, July 27, 2020


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John Mongillo

July 6, 2020

Maryann, I was very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Although we have not seen each other in quite some time I do remember the good times we had playing golf every week and enjoying good times together. Surely he will be missed. Our prayers go out to you and your family. God bless

Donna Guerrera

July 6, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Bob was such a happy guy and it showed how much he truly loved his family. He will be missed.

Linda Gum

July 2, 2020

Bob and MaryAnn became avid country line dancers here in North Myrtle Beach, endearing themselves to all who met them. Bob pursued line dancing with a passion, and MaryAnn kept right in step with him, including some ballroom dance moves for Jess and Brian’s wedding last year. Bob’s smile, sense of humor, willingness to lend a hand, devotion to his family... all of these qualities will be sorely missed. We were privileged to call Bob our friend and extend our condolences to MaryAnn and the family. With love, Linda and Charlie Gum

Mary Jean Jones

July 1, 2020

Bob was an avid sports fan, good at golf, football, basketball and line dancing. Always very active. He was always great to be around. Bob fell in love with Mary Ann probably the first time they met.
I remember when we were all in the house on West Street, Bob would designate a month or two not spending any money and saving for their future. He must have been smarter than all of us because we never copied him then! We spent our money every day partying.
Bob had a very successful career; worked hard but enjoyed his life especially with his family.
Jimmy and I will miss him very much.

gail a conlon

July 1, 2020

Bob and his wife Maryann recently joined our Country Line Dance Group. They are exceptionally delightful. Loving, courteous, considerate, and more FUN than can be imagined. Bobs demise is a sudden shock and he will be missed deeply. May GOD hold his MaryAnn, family and loved ones very close to His Heart and comfort them. Till we meet again. AMEN. 🎁❤️🎶🎵

Art Secondo

June 30, 2020

Bob was a good guy! Truly will miss him although haven’t seen him in years!

Ric Gonzalez

June 30, 2020

Always remember Bob’s great smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. My sincere condolences on your loss.

Laurie & Russ Plourd

June 30, 2020

To Maryann, Bob’s kids, Michael, Darlene, Nori & family, We are so sorry for your loss. We went to school with Bob and he was always smiling and having fun. He played in a band with Russ, Fran DeFeo, & Kevin Reeve & they practiced downstairs at Ellie & Pat’s house. We also remember the yellow pinto driving around town. We will remember him and hope that all of your memories shared together will help you at this very difficult time. Love, Laurie & Russ

Brian Beeman

June 30, 2020

Sad to hear Bobby Mocci Past. We met SHS and YMCA became good friends lot fun times riding around in that Yellow Pinto .Very well like by everyone ..RIP Bobby Send my Condolences to his family and Friends God Bless..

Di and Tom Sheard

June 30, 2020

It’s hard to remember a vacation without Moch and Mare. Even our honeymoon. They both are such loyal friends to so many. He and I share a birthday, which if you knew Moch you know he was less excited than I was 😊. We will so miss Bobs presence on this earth. In Heaven he waits for his family and friends and hopefully he’s dancing. We love you Moch. Tom and di


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