Dr. Rocco also maintained a private family practice on Garden Street in Hoboken for many years.
Prior to becoming a physician, he worked for the Hilton Corporation in NYC as a banquet manager. He also enjoyed being an artist in his leisure time. He was predeceased by his parents Jennie and Vincenzo Rocco; two brothers, Ben and Ralph; four sisters Helen, Rose, Nettie and Millie, and a nephew Joseph DePaulis. He will be missed by Linda Stevens, Kelly Ann Stevens and her children Kelsey and John, who lovingly referred to him as their ‘Poppy’. Also surviving is a sister in law Rita Rocco and his nieces and nephews, Gina, Johanna, Joyce, Celeste, Jerry, and Frank. Dr. John was a lifetime parishioner of St. Ann’s R.C. Church in Hoboken and a daily communicant there and at St. Elizabeth of Hungary R.C. Church in Avon. Services arranged by the Failla Memorial Home, Hoboken.