In Memory: As of 06/03/2019

Rocco Mosca, Jr.

Rocco Mosca, Jr.

Born: January 29, 1958

Died: November 29, 2017, age 59 (cause unknown)

Rocco attended all 4 years and was a Class of '77 graduate.


Rocco Mosca, Jr., age 59, former longtime resident of Des Plaines, passed away on November 29, 2017. Beloved son of the late Nicolette and Rocco Mosca; loving brother of Estelle Barratt, Dan (Gaye) Mosca and the late Angel (Larry) Pritzen and Nicky (the late Terry) Spizziri; adored uncle to Cindy Barratt, Donald Barratt, Steve Pritzen and Mark Pritzen and great-uncle to countless others. Graduate of Maine West High School. Family and friends will be received at the Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester, IL (2 blks West of Mannheim Rd.) for a Memorial Visitation on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. Service. For info 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L.

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12/01/17 10:42 AM #1    

Denise L Goslee (Abernethy)

I remember Ricky Mosca as we used to call him in Saint Stephen's school. One of my favorite memories about him was when we had boys and girls mixed gym class and the gym teacher paired up the two tallest people who were Pam Hayes and Ricky Mosca with the two shortest people which were Jim Albers and myself. I was 4'11 at the time and Ricky towered over me. He was a gentle giant.

We were doing relay races and competing and when it came to running down the gym and I was piggybacking on top of Ricky it was so funny. He made it in several running steps it seemed. Then we had to do a three Legget race and he practically had to carry me to keep up with his stride. Another we did was when we had to do leapfrog and I had to keep telling him to get smaller because I couldn't jump over him because he was so tall. He was a really nice guy.

12/01/17 04:08 PM #2    

John W Lownds

I also have fond memories of Rocco at St. Stephens. He was the center on our basketball team for obvious reasons. I remember wrestling around with someone on the playground and Rocco thought I was in a fight. He comes running over and slides on the pavement about 10 ft because he was wearing his usual “nice shoes” and puts the other kid in a headlock. Once he realized we were just fooling around we all had a good laugh. It was nice to know he had my back.  Like Denise said he was a really nice guy and I was glad to call him my friend.  We lost touch in HS but I’ll never forget our friendship.  

Rest In Peace Rocco.  

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