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Danny Louis Dirocco

July 1, 1948 ~ May 11, 2020 (age 71)


  Danny L Di Rocco,71, passed away on May 11, 2020 at Baystate Hospital in Springfield, Mass. after a long battle with heart problems and kidney failure, Danny, the youngest son of Albert J, and Helen Di Rocco, was born at L & M Hospital in New London,Ct on July 1 1948.Danny attended St Bernard High School in New London He was a member the  Football team that has the best 4 year record of any class, going 6-2-0, 8-0-0, 7-1-2, 8-2-0.   which included the schools only undefeated season, Under the leadership of coach Pete Ploude, Danny and his team mate Joe Maryeski, as seniors, were named to the All State football team, Danny attended the University of Vermont on a football scholarship. After graduating managed a Burger King and owned a Carvel Ice Cream store before going back to school  and became a psychiatric nurse, retiring after more than 25 years. Danny was married to Nancy Tysienski of Holyoke, Mass, they had 3 sons.
     Danny was predeceased by his parents Albert J Di Rocco and Helen Di Rocco, and his sisters Louise (Toots) Menegus,Jane Maynard and brothers-in-law George Menegus, Leon Maynard and John Appleby. sister-in-law Marita K Di Rocco. He is survived by his sons Kevin, Peter and Timmy, his wife Marni, 2 Granddaughters Ashley and Bethany Di Rocco and his ex Nancy. Also by sister Marie Appleby and brothers Albert J Di Rocco Jr and Anthony L Di Rocco, along with many nephews and nieces.
   Funeral arrangements will be private and we ask those who knew Danny to offer a prayer asking the Lord to take Danny to Himself, to join his mom, dad and sisters.

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