Joseph Crocco, formerly of Salem, NH, passed away peacefully at the NH Veterans Home in Tilton, NH. Born in Lawrence, MA, he was the son of the late Michael and Rose (Salerno) Crocco.
Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a military police officer stationed in France and was honorably discharged.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years with his last 15 years at the North Andover facility. After retirement from the post office, Joe worked as a meals on wheels deliveryman serving disabled and homebound residents in the Lowell and Lawrence area.
Joe was an avid golfer and belonged to the Merrimack Valley Country Club for many years where he made loving and lasting friendships. Working out at the local gym was one of Joe’s favorite past times which helped him stay healthy and live to 98 years young. He was an easy going gentleman with a quick smile for everyone he met. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and would listen intently to their stories and adventures. He will be sorely missed.
Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Rose (Lanni) Crocco, who passed in 1996.
He is survived by his son, Michael and his wife Joyce (D’Agata) of Salem, NH; his daughter, Christine Gentry and her significant other, Robert Trepanier of Conway, SC; his sister, Gloria Farina of Washington, DC; grandchildren, Deborah Smith and her husband Rick of N. Andover, Michael and his wife Kerry (Kelly) of Lee, NH, and Ryan Gentry and his wife Elizabeth (Druyun) of Hollywood, CA; great-grandchildren who were the light of his life and gave him so much joy, Isabella, Declan, Victoria and Eli.
The family wishes to thank all the nurses and staff at the NH Veterans Home for their outstanding and dedicated care of Joe. Their service was above and beyond what would be expected from any nursing care facility.
Per Joe’s request, there will be no visiting hours and all services will be private.