Obituary: Vito Fred Cocca, 91, of Shelton

Vito Fred Cocca, 91, of Shelton, firefighter for City of Bridgeport, husband of the late Connie Raucci Cocca, died May 29, at CT Hospice of Branford.

Born in Barnesboro, Pa. on Nov. 7, 1924, son of the late Frank and Rose Roberto Cocca; U.S. Navy, gunner’s mate, first class during World War II.

Survivors include three children, Greg (Joann) Cocca of Reno, NV, Jerri (Bob) Wittekind of Discovery Bay, Calif. and Ginny (Michael) Corraro of Shelton, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Jean (Frank) Kerekes of Monroe, daughter-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

Also predeceased by a son, Paul, brothers, Michael, Sam, Anthony and John and a sister, Grace DiPasquale.  

Services: Wednesday, June 1, 10:30 a.m., St. Lawrence Church, 505 Shelton Ave., Shelton. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Visiting hours: Tuesday, 4-7 p.m., Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.

Memorial contributions: CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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