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Obituary - Rocco A. Zasa

Rocco A. Zasa

Date of Passing: December 31st, 2009

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Mr. Rocco A. (Rocky) Zasa, 79, of Utica, owner and operator of Albany Body Works for over 50 years, entered into eternal life on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was born in Utica, the son of Joseph and Anna Bifalco Zasa, and was a graduate of T.R. Proctor High School. On May 31, 1958, Rocco married Carol Burns in St. Mary's Church in Clinton, a blessed union of 51 years. Rocco was an auto body repairman and owned the Albany Body Works for over 50 years. He enjoyed eating out, traveling, and loved to hunt and fish. Rocco was a faithful communicant of St. Mary of Mount Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. Rocco is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; four sons, Joseph Zasa and Darling Bowman, of Albion, Patrick Zasa and Vanessa Conkling, Rocco Zasa, Jr. and Tami Dacquino, and Michael Zasa, all of Utica; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Leo Abbott, of Utica, and Carmella and Joseph Abbott, of New York Mills; a brother, Saverio Zasa, of Utica; his in-laws, Joseph Tocco, of Frankfort, William and Leta Burns, Larry and Emiko Burns, and Betty Burns, all of New Hartford; his four grandchildren, Rocco Zasa, III, Patrick Zasa, Mitchell Zasa and Isabella Zasa; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Theresa Tocco. Calling hours for Rocco will be held on Saturday morning, January 2, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. by Father James Cesta. Private burial services will take place at St. Agnes Cemetery. Rocco's family is deeply appreciative of the care he received from the staff at St. Elizabeth's ICU and also to Sue Cooper. Arrangements are with the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., Utica/New Hartford.


Mrs. Zasa and famly, So very sorry for your loss. May your memories be his special gift to you. Annette Guido
Annette Guido

I knew Rocky from the 50's when he had the body shop on Jay St. He always had a smile on his face and I can never remember him saying a bad thing about anyone. Rock painted my first car for me, a 1950 Ford. I was 17. He painted it Brown and customized the hood. He has come up in conversations when I tell guys about that old Ford. Rock was a good guy and I'm sure will be missed by a lot of people. To his family, my wife and I offer our condolences and will say a prayer for him.
Geno DiFondi

Very sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great guy. My deepest sympathy go out to you all. Anna
Anna Raspante Monaco