Tony Emanuel Bocco

Tony Emanuel Bocco
LEAGUE CITY-Tony Emanuel Bocco passed from this life Saturday, March 9, 2019, in League City, surrounded by his family.
Born August 16, 1923, in Hitchcock, TX, Tony had been a longtime resident of Galveston County. In 1942 Tony enlisted in the U. S Army, he was assigned to the 739th Field Artillery Battalion as a Medium Tank Crewman. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, during World War II. After returning from the military as a decorated veteran he began his career with TxDOT, retiring after 25 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in League City and a lifetime member of the American Legion Hall #554.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mike Bocco, Sr. and Katie (Galfione) Bocco; brothers, Joe, Mike Jr., Lawrence, Johnny, and Louis Bocco; and longtime friend, Ethel Clay.
Survivors include his daughter, Nadine Hammond, and husband, Bob; son Ronald Bocco and wife, Barbara; grandchildren, Christie Mauldin, James Cargile and wife, Brandie, Brett Bocco, Brandon Bocco and wife, Tiffany, Brailey Bocco, Chase Wilks, Krista Taboada and husband, Angel and 7 great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in League City. Entombment at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson. Reception at Cargill Hall immediately following funeral mass.
Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019, with a rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.


  1. May God bless you and be waiting for you at the gates of heaven 🌹

    Sherry Purl Hager
  2. We so enjoyed getting to know Tony at St. Mary’s and we will greatly miss him. He was a wonderful man and we appreciate his service to our Country. We offer prayers to his family at this difficult time.
    Steven, Dawn & Jasmine Ross

    Dawn Ross
  3. My sympathies to the family. Mr. Bocco was a good man. When my mother no longer could drive, Mr. Bocco would pick her up from my home, while I was away at work, and take her to the donut shop where many friends gathered on weekdays for coffee. My mother was so appreciative of this kind and thoughtful act. It really made her day.

    Raymond Bartels
  4. Tony was a comforting fixture in our little neighborhood, always looking out for us all the kids walking back and forth to school. His friendly wave and smile will be missed. Condolences to his family.

    Dee Womersley
  5. My deepest sympathy to the Bocco family. My heart goes out to you as you mourn Tony. Our heavenly Father lovingly assures us that he “is close to the brokenhearted.” (Ps. 34:18) He also promises that he will resurrect our dear loved ones back to life, as Jesus did his friend Lazuras. (Acts 24:15, John 11:38-44) May these promises bring you comfort and give you hope for the future. (Rom.15:4)


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