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Aug. 2, 1908, USA
Oct. 20, 1985, USA
Rocco was born and raised in Corona, Queens, New York. As a young man he worked in his father, Armenio’s, barber shop in Corona. He attended New York city public schools, graduation in 1926 from Newtown High School. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School, June 1930 with Bachelor of Law Degree. Admitted to Bar, October 1931. Former president of Corona Heights Republican Club. Received Master of Law Degree June, 1932, Brooklyn Law School. While attending law school he courted Mildred Brenna who lived in Bronx County. They were married after his graduation in 1933. He had three children, Carolyn, Ronald and Victor. The family resided in Jamaica Estates, Queens for over 50 years. He accepted assignments for poor persons accused of crimes in the Criminal Courts of New York City. Served as an Arbitrator and Referee Small Claims Court from 1963 until 1972 in Queens County. Conservative Party candidate for New York Supreme Court judge in 1968 and 1972. For leisure, he enjoyed deep sea fishing and family. Throughout his life he never forgot the simple roots he was born of. He was my Dad and I will always love him for the man he was. He has been my inspiration and I miss his gentle encouragement and love.