91 of Albany NY passed peacefully January 8th, 2020 at St. Peters Hospital surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born and raised in Albany NY. He is a first generation Italian- American.
Rocco was a veteran of the US Army Signal Corps. and set up telecommunication networks to rebuild Japan after WWII.
In 1951, Rocco and Mary (Galea) DePremis wed in Albany NY.
Rocco worked as an electroplater at the Watervliet Arsenal, where he retired in 1984.
His favorite pastime was watching the Buffalo Bills. He loved the sunshine and his wife's Italian cooking.
Rocco is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary DePremis; siblings, Rose Cassala, Stella Tronco, and George DePremis.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Mary Galea DePremis; daughters RoseMary (Paul) Becallo, Darlene (Michael Slye) Darden, Joanne (Christopher) Trager; sisters Lily (Carmen) Indelicato, Angela DePremis; grandchildren, Dr. Laura Becallo Cashin, Christopher (Jennifer) Trager, Michael (Nicole Casamento) Becallo,
David Darden and Daniel Trager; great grandchildren Brian Cashen III, Chloe Cashen, and Preston Trager.
Calling hours Monday 4pm to 7pm at New Comer Cremations and Funerals 343 New Karner Rd
The parish family of Christ the King Church, will gather at the funeral home at 4:30pm for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome.
Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 10 am at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave, Albany NY 12203
Interment Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to The American Cancer Society.