Pacifico 'Chic' Paul Roccio

October 16, 1940 ~ December 28, 2020

Born in: Beacon, New York
Resided in: Beacon, New York

Pacifico ‘Chic’ Paul Roccio, 80, a lifelong Beacon resident.

With deepest sorrow we inform of Chic’s passing on December 28, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Hospital after fighting a tireless fight with cancer. Chic faced his illness head on like a warrior, he never once complained, thru countless treatments he fought on, never giving up, right up to his final day still wanting to live.

Born in Beacon, October 16, 1940, son of the late William P. and Julia (Letterio) Roccio. He graduated Beacon High School, and later served in the United States Navy on the USS Manley, during the Korean Conflict form 1957-61.

On February 23, 1963 at St John’s the Evangelist Church in Beacon, he married his lifelong love Roseann Verzi, who survives at home.

Chic then worked a full career as a Foreman at Central Hudson in Poughkeepsie, until he retired in 1999. After retirement he enjoyed his time as a member of the Dutchess Boat Club, he also loved fishing, and relished his time doing outdoor and wildlife photography.

Along with his wife of 57 years, Chic is survived by his two loving daughters, Julieann Roccio, and Gina Roccio (Shawn P. Gallagher). He is also survived by his sister Rosalie (Michael) Sanfilipo, and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, December 31st at 10am, at the St. John’s the Evangelist Church, 31 Willow St., Beacon, immediately followed by entombment at the Fishkill Rural Cemetery Mausoleum, Fishkill, NY. In light of recent pandemic restrictions, social distancing and mask wearing must be observed both in the church and at the cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Libby Funeral Home, Beacon, NY. To offer a message of condolence, or share a fond memory, please visit:


Mass of Christian Burial: December 31, 2020 10:00 am

St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist (St. John the Evangelist Church)
31 Willow Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Entombment: December 31, 2020 11:30 am

Fishkill Rural Cemetery
801 Route 9
Fishkill, NY 12524

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  1. Shawn Patrick Gallagher says:

    My first memories of Chic were when I was about 15 years old, he was very strict with his girls – and I was very interested in Gina, we scattered when he came home form work with just a look- he protected his girls- he kept me at a distance and I feared him – many years went by and life came full circle bringing Gina and I together. What a difference tune makes. I believe I earned his trust. Unfortunately he was already ill, but I wa sable to spend some time with him, bring him to treatments, even cut his hair for him when he became too weak to go out for cuts. But while his body became weak his mind statuses sharp, he never ever gave up! He told me he wanted to live, right up until his last weak he was willing to continue treatments. He fought with all he had, he even bought himself a new truck just 3 months ago- and drove it! (Even if he had to sneak out on Roseann who worried so much for him). A true fighter right up until his last day, ravished by cancer- at 80 years old, he got and beat Covid! He asked and worried about Julieann, sent Roseann flowers frim his hospital bed, and gave me his blessing to marry Gina. He fought long enough to give Gina her day, and just one day later he passed. Highly respected, loved endlessly, he will not be forgotten. And God has now blessed his soul, I’m sure of it.

  2. Monica Singer says:

    Dear Rosalie & Michael; Sending you our most sincere condolences. Rudy & Monica

  3. Cristi says:

    Uncle Chic I admire you for all the strength and courage you had fighting this battle with this disease. Your a true hero.. God saw you were tired and freed you. Now your watching down on all of us with your loved ones. Continue on your journey. RIP.

    • Gina says:

      Thank you cris for being there for me all the way through this …. your constant support and love I will always cherish .. I love you♥️

  4. Lee Ann Slinskey says:

    Gina, Julie & family, my thoughts & prayers are with you. Lee Ann

    • Gina says:

      Thank you so very much Lee Ann for all of your thoughts and asking to see how I’m doing to Shawn. Your kindness is very appreciated through this time to me and my family….♥️

  5. John Soltish says:

    Roseann,Julieann,Gina and Rosalie, so sorry for your loss. Chic will be missed by all who have known him. May he rest in peace and God bless you all . All my love. John Soltish

  6. Diane Sparisci says:

    My deepest condolences for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. May your husband/dad rest in peace.

  7. Edward Vetrano says:

    Rest in Eternal Peace with Healing Prayers for Family and Friends.

  8. Sondra Angello Herring says:

    So sorry for your loss.

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