Daniel Marrocco, 84, of 43800 Main St., passed away Tuesday,
April 9, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse.
Nicholas was born in Massena on May 18, 1928, the son of the
late Peter and Mary Filippello Marrocco. After attending
Newark High School, he served in the U.S. Navy for four
years aboard the USS Coral Sea. He then joined the Army for
three years where he was stationed in Bad Kreuznach, Germany
and Camp Drum.
He married the former Joann O. Blanchard on May 5, 1952, at
St. Henry's Church, Natural Bridge, with Rev. Henry McFadden
After his honorable discharge in 1953, he was employed by
D.L. Reed Trucking and Buckley Motor Express both in West
Carthage. He later drove for Smith Transport and various
other trucking companies. He retired after thirty eight
years of long distance driving. He then drove for Champion
Sand & Gravel and retired at the age of 75.
enjoyed Big Band music, snowmobiling and watching NASCAR.
However what brought him great joy was spending time with
his family and friends. He had a natural gift for making
He is survived by his wife, Joann of Natural Bridge, a
daughter and son in law: Shelley and Daniel Crawford of
Black River, a son and daughter in law: Peter and Amy
Marrocco of Carthage. He is adored by his five
grandchildren, Andrew and Ryan Crawford of Buffalo, Mary Jo
Crawford of Black River, Toni Ann Helwig of Greece and
Nicole Marrocco of Corinth and blessed with a great
granddaughter Kaelyn Crawford, two sisters and a brother in
law: Helen and Mack Campbell of Black River and Dorothy
LaConti of Sparta, NJ and several nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Theresa Lagana and Polly Sarosky, both died
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at
St. James Catholic Church, Carthage. Burial with military
honors will be in Hillside Cemetery, Natural Bridge. Calling
hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Bezanilla-McGraw
in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or
the American Heart Association.
To leave a condolence, go to www.bezanillafh.com.
Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and
Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.