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Rocco V. D'Onofrio, 93

Dan McClelland


Rocco V. D'Onofrio, 93
Rocco V. D'Onofrio, 93, of Tupper Lake died last week.
Born in Utica on December 15, 1924 Rocco was veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army with the 820th Tank Destroyer battalion until he was captured at the Battle of the Bulge on December 17, 1944. He was a prisoner of war until April 1945 when he escaped and made it to the U.S. front lines.
After returning  from service Rocco married  Gloria Demartino and together had two daughters, Arlene and Sally. They lived in Whitesboro, N.Y. for many years. He later was married to Alice Crippen and together they purchased the Emperial Motel in 1974 and moved to Tupper Lake and operated the motel for eleven years.
Rocco was employed by three different liquor companies and retired in 1994.
Mr. D'Onofrio was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., Disabled American Veterans, American Ex-Prisoner of War, Loyal Order of the Moose and the Eagles. He loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
Rocco is survived by two children; Mrs. Arlene Cheyne and husband James of Marcy and Sally A. D'Onofrio of Marcy, stepdaughter, Joyce Vollmer of Tupper Lake, grandchildren; James C. Cheyne and his wife Dawn and Courtney Parry, both of Marcy as well as three great-granddaughters. He was pre-deceased by his wife Alice and stepdaughter Donna Tompkins of Arizona.
Calling hours were scheduled for Sunday, April 29 from 2 p.m. to 4p.m., with a service at 4p.m. at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home in Tupper Lake.
A gathering followed at the VFW Post 3120. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery in Utica, at noon Monday April 30th with full military honors.