Joseph Vincent LaRocco

webJoseph Vincent LaRocco, of Houston, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at the age of 51. He was born July 31, 1965 in New York City, New York to Russell and Carole LaRocco.  He is survived by his parents Russell and Carole LaRocco, sisters Steffanie Bensusan and husband Leon, Nicole LaRocco, Michele Klumb and husband Eric, daughter Marissa LaRocco, son Anthony LaRocco and niece and nephews  Sofia, Giovanni and Ethan.  A Funeral mass will be held Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:30am at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nassau Bay, Texas.   In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.


  1. My deepest condolences to the LaRocco family. I just learned of Joey’s passing and am heartbroken.

    I knew Joey via business for the last several years and knew him as a dedicated, honest, kind, fair and warm human being. May he rest in God’s grace with peace and love.

    Naomi Haas
  2. I just learned about Joey’s passing and am so shocked and sad. Joey did a number of jobs for us and we were always very satisfied with his work and professionalism. I found out that he had passed because I wanted him to do another job for me. We got to know him well enough for him to share one of his favorite Italian family recipes with us. It was yummy! He took an interest in our sons and even came to some of their football games. That is the kind of person he was, trustworthy, personable and caring. The Heidman family will miss him greatly and extend our deepest sympathy to his family for their loss.
    Melissa Heidman

    Melissa Heidman
  3. I cannot believe it is 2019 and I just discovered this very sad news. Though I knew Joey for a brief time he felt like a brother and best friend. He was a great guy. Our deepest condolences and love to his wonderful family. Precious memories of Joey will always live on the hearts of those who knew him.

    Jeffrey Steinhardt
  4. This is Doug Pierrelee, I had no idea Joey had passed away. Joey gave me my first real job at Anthony’s in Ruston. I loved that guy!!! He was so tough on me when I was a student at Louisiana Tech. We became exceedingly good friends. He trusted me with everything at the restaurant. I was terrified of disappointing him. He taught me true work ethic. I would credit Joey significantly with what I am today. I have been a Louisiana State Trooper for 20 years and couldn’t be happier doing what I do. I think about what a great boss Joey was for me all the time, he made me tough, made me work hard, earn everything. He once told me I had the heart of a bear, That was the best day I ever had at Anthony’s, he probably didn’t know that. I have so many stories about us at Anthony’s. God bless you friend.

    doug pierrelee

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