Two months ago I had the pleasure of visiting Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. It was a trip I’ve been meaning to take for a while now and frequently discussed it with Rocco. I visited France in March of 2016 but I never made it to Normandy, instead I decided to split time […]
Almost a year has gone by since Rocco’s passing and I’ve been putting off updating this website, mainly because I didn’t want to change the “About” section and have to make it past tense. I started this website in 2013 as a way to keep track of all the happenings in Rocco’s life – events he […]
For those wishing to join us in paying final respects to Rocco, please see the arrangement schedule below: FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 Wake Visitation: 2 – 4 p.m. 7 – 9 p.m. Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel 4980 Merrick Road Massapequa Park, NY 11762 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Service 9:00 am St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church […]
It is with a heavy heart I bring to you the news of Rocco’s passing. We lost him late last night. One week ago Rocco’s health took a turn for the worse and we transferred him to hospice care. His heart and lungs were not working properly and he was given an oxygen line to […]
Patrick L. Gualtieri, a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam who helped build a struggling New York City Veterans Day Parade into America’s Parade, the largest celebration of service in America, died July 21 after a short illness. Pat Gualtieri, 70, was born and raised in Brooklyn. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, including […]
May 25, 2015 – Rocco, along with veteran Brian Adam Jones, represented United War Veterans Council on Fox5News (NY) with Ernie Anastos on Memorial Day (May 25). On the 6:00 news, Anastos interviewed both Moretto and Jones, asking about their personal experiences with war and how they cope with losing comrades. Moretto fought in World War II and Jones fought […]
This May 8 will mark the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day, the day Allied forces declared victory in Europe, signifying the official end of World War II (May 8, 1945). The Czech Republic recognizes this day as Liberation Day – the day they were liberated from Nazi Germany. Towards the end of the war in 1945, Rocco […]
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of the World War II battle that was fought in Belgium and Luxembourg from December 1944 through January 1945. On December 16, with the onset of winter, the German army launched a counteroffensive that was intended to cut through the Allied forces in a manner that would turn the […]
Rocco was on TV last Tuesday for Veterans Day! The segment aired 11/11/14 on Fox 5 NY during the the 6pm news with Ernie Anastos. You can watch the entire segment here. Rocco’s family and friends are all very proud!
Wishing a Happy Veterans Day to all who have served. If you see someone in uniform, a simple ‘Thank You’ could brighten their day. Buy them a cup of coffee if you wish- but remember, don’t just thank a Vet today, thank one everyday.