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In memory of
Rocco Freda
Rocco 'Rocky' Freda Family came first for r etired engineer, Air Force veteran Rocco "Rocky" Freda, age 85, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at The Chelsea in Warren, with his beloved family beside him. Born and raised in Madison, N.J., he resided in Martinsville, N.J., since 1972. Rocco honorably served his country with the Air Force as a first lieutenant from 1955 to 1957. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Rocco retired as an engineer and worked in sales for SDS Consulting for 10 years in New York City. Rocco was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Martinsville. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, fishing and golf, but being with his family came first. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Frieda Freda, and his sister, Rosalie Davis. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Freda; children, Peter Freda and his wife, Maureen, and Nancy Lenahan and her husband, Tom; grandchildren, Sean and Matthew Lenahan and Emily and Abigail Freda; and sisters, Marie Sapio and her husband, Nick, and Anne Lawless and her husband, Joseph. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, N.J. A funeral gathering will be held on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Martinsville. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Adult Day Center of Somerset County, 872 East Main St., Bridgewater, N.J. 08807, adultdaycenter.org
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In memory of
Rocco Freda
Rocco 'Rocky' Freda Family came first for r etired engineer, Air Force veteran Rocco "Rocky" Freda, age 85, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at The Chelsea in Warren, with his beloved family beside him. Born and raised in Madison, N.J., he resided in Martinsville, N.J., since 1972. Rocco honorably served his country with the Air Force as a first lieutenant from 1955 to 1957. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Rocco retired as an engineer and worked in sales for SDS Consulting for 10 years in New York City. Rocco was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, Martinsville. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, fishing and golf, but being with his family came first. He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Frieda Freda, and his sister, Rosalie Davis. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Freda; children, Peter Freda and his wife, Maureen, and Nancy Lenahan and her husband, Tom; grandchildren, Sean and Matthew Lenahan and Emily and Abigail Freda; and sisters, Marie Sapio and her husband, Nick, and Anne Lawless and her husband, Joseph. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, N.J. A funeral gathering will be held on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, Martinsville. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Basking Ridge, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Adult Day Center of Somerset County, 872 East Main St., Bridgewater, N.J. 08807, adultdaycenter.org
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Higgins Home for Funerals, Inc.
752 Mountain Blvd
Watchung, NJ 07069
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