Eleanor M. LaRocca

Date of Passing:

August 8, 2018

LaRocca, Eleanor M., 101, formerly of Red Fern Grove Apartments, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, died peacefully on August 8, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Angelo M. LaRocca.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Michael and Louise (Maiola) Rosa, she lived in East Providence for sixty-nine years.

Mrs. LaRocca was a receptionist at Holy Angels Church for eight years before retiring in 1997.

Eleanor was a communicant of Holy Angels Church and St. Martha’s Church and was a volunteer Eucharistic Minister for the sick. She was a member of St. Martha’s Church choir and the Friendly Visitors group. She also was a former member of the Bristol Community Chorus.

She is survived by a daughter, Judith Ann (LaRocca) Carusi and her husband Emidio of Barrington; two sons, Raymond LaRocca and his wife Lorraine of Plainville, MA and David G. LaRocca of Birmingham, AL; a sister, Mary L. Rosa of East Providence; a brother, William J. Rosa of Johnston; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Luigi Rosa.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday August 14, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Monday 4-7p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Eleanor’s memory to Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806 or St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. There are no words to express my sympathy to you.
    She was a beautiful woman , now at peace. I wish you also find
    peace in your heart.
    I am so sorry I did not attend, I did not know about your mother’s
    passing until today. I am truly sorry.My thoughts and
    prayers are with you all.

  2. Dear Judy,
    I’m sorry that I can’t visit with you at this sad time. You are in my thoughts and prayers as I remember our friendship and the times we enjoyed when we saw each other just about every day. May God hold you close and give you comfort.

  3. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible (Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29). Those who are raised to life on a restored paradise earth will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, and death (Revelation 21:4). These and other comforting Bible verses and thoughts can be found at jw.org.

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