Anthony DiCocco, Sr. Pennington. Anthony DiCocco Sr, 89, Master builder, father and grandfather, died at his home on Saturday, Aug 2. Born in Guardiagrele, Italy on May 17, 1925, he came to America with his family though Ellis Island in 1933 and moved to a farm in Hopewell Township where he lived for almost 73 years. He attended Pennington Public Schools and in June of 1945, during W.W.II, he joined the Merchant Marines from which he was honorably discharged. After the war, while going to night school, he started his construction business and became well known throughout the area for his well built homes. During his years in business he built many homes and businesses including the Pennington Firehouse and other various office and medical buildings. He was a former member of the Trenton Elks and the Pennington Lions Club and honorary member of the Pennington Fire Company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but was happiest while spending time working and enjoying his farmland. Husband of the late Philomena Picciotti DiCocco and brother to the late Yolanda D'Alesio and Severino DiCocco, he is survived by a daughter, Patricia and her husband Stephen Papenberg, two sons Anthony Jr. and his wife Sue, Carmine and his wife Patricia, a sister, Jerry Farina and her husband Alexander and a sister in-law Anne DiCocco, widow of Severino. He is also survived by one beloved grandson, C. Michael DiCocco, numerous nieces and nephews and for the last 8 years his caregiver Rita Amaro. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Aug 8 at 10:00 a.m. in St. James Church, 15 E. Delaware Ave., Pennington; interment will follow in Harbourton Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Gathering Area of St. James and on Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Church or the Pennington Fire Co, Broemel Place, Pennington, NJ .
10:00 a.m. August 7, 2014
St. James R.C.Church
115 East Delaware Ave
Pennington, NJ 08534
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m
Friday, August 8, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m..
St. James Gathering Area
115 East Delaware Ave