Dr. Louis S. Roca, a longtime Port Chester, N.Y. resident, passed away on Sunday, April 8 at the age of 87, surrounded by his loving family.
Louis was born on Nov. 1, 1930 in Stamford, CT to Louis and Carmella(Pace) Roca. He graduated from Port Chester High School in 1953 and served in the United States Army from 1953-55, stationed in Panama. He was a graduate of Fordham University and New York Podiatry School. Louis was married to the love of his life, Marion (Guiliano) Roca for 59 years who survives him. He leaves behind his loving children Louis Roca (Lynda), Michael Roca (Debra), Christopher Roca (Johnna, predeceased), and Jennifer Liso (Nicholas). He was the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Louis had a charismatic, humorous personality and a contagious smile. He was an accomplished trumpet player from a young age and had an appreciation for music and arts, which he passed on to his grandchildren. Louis enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was playing cards with his brother-in-laws or completing jigsaw puzzles with coffee in hand. Road trips to the casino, watching old western shows and purchasing gadgets from magazines, were a guaranteed way to make him smile. He was an avid Yankee and UCONN women’s basketball fan. Louis will always be remembered for his love, laughs and his infamous phrase, “Is the coffee ready?!”
To honor his life, family and friends will gather Thursday, April 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Port Chester, N.Y. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rye Brook, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Port Chester High School Band Association (PCHS Band Assoc. PO Box #826, Port Chester, NY 10573) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memory of Louis S. Roca giftfunds.stjude.org/LouisSRoca. For more information or to place an online condolence, visit coxeandgraziano.com