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Rocco Anthony Basilica

February 10, 1966 - August 28, 2020

Burial Date September 3, 2020

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BASILICA: Rocco Anthony Basilica, 54 of Oakdale entered eternal life on Aug. 28, 2020 in the company of his loving family. He was born Feb. 10, 1966 in New London the son of Lorraine (DeMarco) Basilica of New London and the late Anthony J. Basilica. Rocco attended local schools, graduated from New London High School where he was a varsity member of the football team. He was united in marriage, to the former Jacqueline Mayer on Nov. 9, 1991 in St. Patrick Cathedral. He joined the New London Fire Dept. in 1996 as a fire fighter and later retired. Rocco coached for the Montville Youth Football, Montville Americans Little League and Babe Ruth. Bedieds his beloved wife he is survived by two sons; Jacob Basilica and wife Lexie Manavas of Preston, Nicolas Basilica of Oakdale. Two granddaughters, Belle and Lilly. His three sibilings; Atty. Anthony R. Basilica of New London, Vinessa Job and Mary Riberio both of Pawcatuck. His family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London. A mass of Christian Burial, will be celebrated on Friday at 11 am from St. Joseph Church, corner of Montauk Ave. and Squire St. New London. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Donations in his memory to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306. Guest are asked to comply with State of CT Due to COVID-19 orders, face coverings and social distancing.


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