Patricia M. DiRocco: 1937-2007

Patricia M. DiRocco, 69, of Cottonwood, died at her home April 16.

She was born June 30, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Frank and Winifred (Ward) DeFusto. It was also in Buffalo that she met and married Robert DiRocco.

During her time in New York, she worked in the banking industry.

After moving to the Verde Valley she became the kennel supervisor at the Verde Veterinary Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband, Bob DiRocco of Cottonwood; her son, Martin E. Mercer of Michigan; her brother, Tony DeFusto with his wife, Raisa and family of New York and Arizona.

Per her request, there will be no funeral services.

For those sending expressions of sympathy, please send memorial donations in Pat's name to: Northern Arizona Hospice, 269 South Candy Lane, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326.

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