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Dorothy V. Rocco
Dorothy V. Rocco

January 19, 1925 - June 21, 2019
Born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Resided in East Hanover, New Jersey


Dorothy Cornine Rocco “Dottie”, 94, of East Hanover, formerly of Newton, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at home.

Dottie was born in Phillipsburg, raised in Allamuchy and lived in Newton for 45 years prior to moving to East Hanover in 1988. She was a member of the East Hanover Senior Citizens and a former member of the Newton VFW Post 5360 Auxiliary. Dottie enjoyed sewing and gardening, she especially loved her tomato plants.

Dottie was predeceased by her parents, G. Cleveland and Susie Anna (nee Wheeler) Cornine; her husband, Louis A. Rocco in 1963; her daughter-in-law, Karen Rocco; her grandson, Jimmy Smith; and her brothers, Cleveland and Earl Cornine. She is survived by her children, Donald J. Rocco of Collinsville, OK, Thomas A. Rocco and wife, Donna, of Byram Township, NJ, and Yvonne Rocco-Accumanno and husband, Mario, of East Hanover, NJ; her grandchildren, Christina Morrison (David), Salvatore Accumanno, Louis Accumanno, and Anna Marina Dorothy Accumanno; and her great-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Kathleen Smith.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 24 Halsted St, Newton, followed by burial in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, June 28, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph R.C. Church
Halsted Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Saturday, June 29, 2019
10:30 AM
St. Joseph Cemetery
Woodside Avenue
Newton, New Jersey 07860
Saturday, June 29, 2019
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