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Doris Rocca

Doris B. Rocca

Tuesday, July 24th, 1928 - Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Obituary

Rocca, Doris B. (Dery) of Watertown, Ma, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019. She was 90 years old. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Joseph F. Rocca. Doris was the daughter of the late Emile and Rose Dery.

Doris graduated from Somerville High School in 1945. She worked many years at Polaroid in Cambridge and Waltham. She had an artistic flair and enjoyed creating beautiful ceramic holiday pieces, which her family will cherish forever. She enjoyed travelling near and far, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Loving mother of Joseph A. Rocca and his wife Shari (Nash) of Watertown, Thomas F. Rocca (Captain, Watertown Police) and his wife Eileen (St. Onge) of Burlington, and Sheila A. McCarthy and her husband Robert of Norwell. Proud grandmother of Christina, Michael, Rachelle, Ashley, David and Joel Rocca and Christine and Bobby McCarthy. Sister of Dianne Masse, Robert Dery, the late Francis Dery and Bernard Dery. Doris is also survived by five great-grand children and many loving nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, April 16 from 4-8 pm at the DeVito Family Funeral Home, 761 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 am on Wednesday, April 17 at Sacred Heart Church, 770 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, MA. Interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Watertown.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    DeVito Funeral Home - Watertown
    Address
    761 Mt. Auburn Street
    WATERTOWN, MA 02472
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  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 9:00am
    When
    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 9:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Church - Watertown
    Address
    770 Mt. Auburn St.
    Watertown, MA 02472
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 |
    When
    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
    Location
    Ridgelawn Cemetery
    Address
    Highland Avenue
    WATERTOWN, MA 02472
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Paul, Oriente, Sabrina & Ralph

Posted at 07:27am
With our deepest Sympathy, loving memories of Doris and much love.
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Posted at 07:52pm
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Eileen St. Onge

Posted at 06:12pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. From Eileen, John , Jean & Summer St. Onge
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Niece, Cheryl Dery

Posted at 07:39am
This tree is being planted for my beloved, Auntie Doris, who left this earthy world 4-8-2019. I will forever cherish the wonderful memories, including Friday night arrivals in Palm Beach with her yelling "Auntie Doris is in the house" as we watched Creature Feature. I know she was greeted in eternity by her parents, her husband Joe (my Uncle), brother Frank, brother Bernie (my Dad) and a host of other family and friends. "The Lord is my refuge, my fortress"! I'll see you on the other side....
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Cheryl Dery Griffin

Posted at 06:38am
My sweet Auntie Doris, I love you so much and am so grateful for all the wonderful memories. Creature Feature on the Friday nights you would fly into Palm Beach to visit with everyone. "Auntie Doris is in the house" you would say, or scream. I am so glad I got to speak with you a couple years back, I will miss, but remember, your voice and your Massachusetts accent. As everyone mourns your passing into eternity, we also know you will await our arrival, with Uncle Joe and everyone right there beside you. "The Lord is my refuge, my fortress"! I love you!! Your Niece (still in Florida), Cheryl Dery
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