Rocco Anthony Caporaso

Born: 11/29/1931 Passed:

Rocco Anthony Caporaso age 88, was reunited in Heaven with his eldest daughter Michelle, on August 16, 2020 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  He was born in Canton, Ohio on November 29, 1931 to the late Samuel and Margaret (Melito) Caporaso.

Rocco was known for his strong love for his family and desire to take care of the ones he loved.  He was a 1949 graduate of Canton McKinley Senior High School, where he met his wife of 68 years, Annie (John) Caporaso.  He served his country in the United States Army and the United States Navy Reserves.  He retired from Babcock and Wilcox where he was a general laborer for 30 years and ended his working career at the Stark County Engineers Office after 10 years. Rocco was a former member of the Canton Moose club.  He enjoyed golfing with friends and preparing wonderful Italian meals for family and friends.  He loved dancing, playing bocce, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Caporaso; daughter, Rocci Ann Babbo; granddaughter, Danielle (Shaun) Paciorek; and sister, Shirlee Caporaso.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Nancy and Mike Monborne and family and the Canton VA for assisting in the care of Rocco.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canton VA.  A private service and burial will be held for immediate family in the upcoming week. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at


Heritage Cremation Society




11 Tributes to Rocco Anthony Caporaso

  1. Bonnie wagner says:

    Rocci I remember your dad very well! I am sorry for your loss and may peace overflow to you and the rest of the family

    • Linda Murray says:

      So very sorry for your loss. He was such a good man. Extremely kind…and a loyal friend to my dad. So many fond memories of him and our families having fun together. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

  2. Molly Sheely (Monborne) says:

    Many special memories growing up and living next door to Rocco and Annie. He will be missed greatly! Lots of love, hugs and prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

  3. Annette Melito Schreffler says:

    Rocci, Anne, Danielle and Shirley. So very sorry for your loss.

  4. Gracie Andriotto Newlon says:

    So very sorry for the loss of my dear cousin.
    We drift apart from one another in our lives but never in our hearts. I always think of him with fond memories.
    God Bless You???? Gracie Newlon

  5. With Love Aaron says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss Rocci and Danielle!! My thoughts and prayers are going out to you and the Family.

  6. Jim Kotagides says:

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Rocco…… Uncle Roc. My memories are of a proud, strong, classy man who loved his family more than anything. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  7. Mary Lou Bendroth says:

    Annie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember our good times here at the house and at the Moose club. Those were great evenings. Know my prayers are with you all.

  8. Tom Greaves says:

    Deepest condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family from ours.

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