Rocco A. Caracci
May 19, 1924 — April 30, 2015
Rocco A. Caracci of Waukesha died on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his home at the age of 90. He was born in Waukesha on May 19, 1924, the son of Joseph and Antoinette Caracci.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. On May 19, 1951, he married Lena Panella she preceded him in death 15 years to the day of his death, on April 30, 2000. He was a longtime employee of General Casting, retiring in 1986. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He will be sadly missed by his children, Leonard (Jennifer) Caracci of Waukesha, Nicholas Carracci of Waukesha and Barbara “Bobbi” (Dale) Rohde of Waukesha. He was the dear grandfather of Jeffrey Shanklin Jr., Lee (Jai) Caracci Nicholas (Marina) Caracci Joseph (Mandi) Caracci Ann (Ryan) Pannemann Paul Caracci and Jill (Chris) Rohde and great-grandfather of Brandon Andrew, Elizabeth, Fletcher Jaxson and Lilly. He is further survived by his brothers Louis (Nettie) Caracci of Arizona, Dominic Caracci of Waukesha and Joseph Caracci of Waukesha, his sister Leva (the late Charles) McLaughlin of Waukesha, his sister-in-law Maime Caracci of Waukesha, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife Lena, he was preceded in death by his brothers Albert (Nancy), Lawrence and James (Charmaine) and his granddaughter Tracey Rohde.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 5, from 4:00PM until the time of the 7:00PM memorial service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha. Private burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to ProHealth Home Care & Hospice, 1020 James Drive, Suite E, Hartland, WI 53029.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.