Joseph Ronca Passes At 69

Published on February 22, 2014, 2:49 pm
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Joseph Ronca, a longtime Middletown resident, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 69.

The son of the late Joseph and Inez Mauro Ronca, he was born on December 22, 1944 in the Bronx. He married Denise Perier on September 26, 1965 in the Bronx and enjoyed the next best 47 years of his life with her and their family. They moved to the Middletown area in 1970. Joe worked for Shoprite as a butcher for over 39 years until his recent retirement.

Joe was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was well revceived by everyone and will be remembered for his great sense of humor. He could do anything he set his mind to. He was extremely passionate about, and took great pleasure in his family, friends and restoring antique cars.

He is survived by his loving wife, Denise; his two sons, Raymond Scott Ronca and his wife, Randi of Hopewell Junction, and Christopher Paul Ronca; one brother, Anthony Ronca; a sister, Marie Barootjian; three grandchildren, Ray Ronca, Jr., Brianna Marie Ronca and Joseph Ronca; and nephews, Michael and Matthew Barootjian.

He was predeceased by one son, Joseph Stephen Ronca, as well as his parents.

Visitation hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery.

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