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Joao R. Rocha, 60, Of Lodi

Joao Rocha
Joao Rocha Photo Credit: Santangelo Funeral Home

LODI, N.J. -- Lodi resident Joao R. Rocha died Sunday, Dec. 27. He was 60.

Rocha was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church, where he served as an usher and was a member of the Lodi Portuguese Club.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa (Brito) Rocha; parents, Carlos Rocha and wife Monica of Colonia, and Carla Giordano and husband Al of Lake Worth, Florida; grandchildren Marie Josephine Giordano, Michael Jonathan Giordano, Christopher Matteo Giordano, Alexa Gloria Rocha and Isabella Carly Rocha; 12 brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

Rocha was predeceased by his parents, Abel and Rosa Rocha; and his first wife Maria Gloria (Mendonca).

Visitation hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Santangelo Funeral Home, 300 N. Main St., Lodi. The funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Saddle Brook.

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