Anthony A. LaRocca
October 17, 1927 - September 05, 2021
Obituary For Anthony A. LaRocca
Anthony A. LaRocca of Arlington September 5, 2021. The youngest of eight siblings raised in East Cambridge, Tony was president of his class at Cambridge High and Latin School (“Rindge”) in 1946, joined the United States Army the same year, serving in Korea and receiving an honorable discharge in 1948. He married Shirly Holden, the love of his life, in 1949. After graduating from Northeastern University, Tony joined The Hooper Holmes Bureau, an insurance investigation company, in 1955, where he spent his entire career, retiring as a Senior Vice President in 1992. Moving with his family from Somerville to Arlington Heights in 1967, Tony became a fixture of the neighborhood and counted on the friendship and support of many neighbors, particularly in his later years. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Michael (Magno) and Carmela LaRocca, and seven beloved brothers and sisters: Louis, Sofia (Sue) Gomes, Anna Thomas, James, Josephine (Josie) Muolo, Ida (Edie), and Mary Muolo. He is survived by Shirly, his devoted and loving wife of 72 years; three sons, Michael, David, and Donald; daughters-in-law, Cathy and Trish; four grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Nick, and Eliza; and four great grandchildren, Sofia, Anthony, Noah, and Dylan. Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Thursday morning in The DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass Avenue, Arlington from 10:00am to 11:00am, followed by a funeral mass at St. Camillus Church, 1185 Concord Turnpike, Arlington at 11:30am. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.
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