January 7, 1949 - December 2, 2019
Albany-Joseph A. Rocco, 70, entered Eternal Life Monday, December 2, 2019 in the arms of his loving wife after a courageous battle with cancer at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Born in Albany, Joseph is the son of Mary Carbone Rocco and the late Pasquale Rocco. Joseph was a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School and attended HVCC. He was a member of the National Guard. Joseph was a well known, accomplished and respected drummer (with a solid funk pocket) who played in many local bands for over 60 years. He is a member of the Northeast Blues Hall of Fame. Joseph retired as a Real Estate Broker for the United Group of Companies. He was a driver for CDTA, and also a broker for the Galesi Group. He was the loving husband of 47 years of Susan E. Van Olinda Rocco; devoted father of Peter Rocco (Kathryn), Marisa Hutson (James) and Christian Rocco (Andrea); cherished Pa of Sophia, Christopher and Matthew Rocco and Benjamin and Lucy Hutson; brother of Patsy Rocco (Germaine), Debbie Barnum (Red), Kris Pease (Jeff), Eileen Linnell (Jim), Diana Rocco, and Stephanie Galietta (Mike); he is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and fellow musicians. “May he forever rest on the 2 and the 4.” The family would like to thank Drs. Shaffer, Pirotti, Cedeno, Rasias, Savage and their staff for their wonderful care. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Joseph’s family Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Funeral services Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:15 am from McVeigh Funeral Home, Albany thence to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany, NY 12203 at 9:00 am where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held at Albany Rural Cemetery immediately following the Funeral Mass. To leave a message for the family, light a virtual candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com. Those wishing to remember Joseph in a special way may send a contribution to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.
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