The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


February 19, 2014

Rosemary E. LaRocca

St. Bernadette’s member belonged to church groups

- — A funeral service will be held Saturday for Rosemary E. LaRocca, a resident of Masury. She passed away Monday morning, Feb. 17, 2014, in O’Brien Memorial Nursing Home in Masury. She was 86.

Mrs. LaRocca was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Marietta, Ohio, a daughter of John and Leona Freeland Allender.

Rosemary married her husband, Joseph LaRocca, on June 26, 1948.

She was a member of the former St. Bernadette’s Church, Masury; the Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus and the Women’s and Altar and Rosary Society.

She is survived by her son, Dennis J. LaRocca, Cortland; two daughters, June and her husband Leslie Merchant, Hermitage; and Mary Ann and her husband Ralph Merchant, Transfer; six grandchildren, Dennis LaRocca Jr. and his wife Jennifer, Las Vegas; Melissa and her husband Ron Buterbaugh, Franklin; Kenneth Merchant, Hermitage; Shelley Ruhlman, Cortland; Tina and her husband Todd Phillips, Youngstown; and Becky Merchant, Hermitage; five great-grandchildren, Shandi LaRocca, Brandi LaRocca, Abigail Buterbaugh, Amanda Buterbaugh and Joseph Ruhlman; and a sister, Freida O´Hara, Warren.

Besides her husband, Joseph, who passed away April 24, 1994; she was preceded in death by her parents; a great-granddaughter, Samantha LaRocca; three brothers, Francis, Eugene, and Clifford Allender; a sister, Helen Gehausen; and her daughter-in-law, Lynn S. LaRocca.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.


Mrs. Joseph (Rosemary E.), 86, Masury.

Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday (2-22-14) in MADASZ CHAPEL OF LANE FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield.

Service: Funeral service at noon Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Frank Zanni, V.F., pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, officiating. Friends and family can visit to send condolences.

Interment: Will follow next to her husband at Brookfield Township Cemetery.

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