Newburyport — Stanley Deorocki, 96, a lifelong resident of Newburyport, died on Sunday morning, April 6, 2014, at the Maplewood Center in Amesbury. Stanley was the son of the late Frank and Sophie (Michon) Deorocki. He was born in Newburyport on January 15, 1918. Educated in the Newburyport School System, Stanley enlisted in the Army in May of 1942, and served our country proudly during WWII in North Africa, Corsica, Italy, France, Germany, and Austria. Following his honorable discharge in 1945, he was employed by various shoe companies in the area, the last being Stride Rite Shoe in Newburyport. Stanley was an avid Red Sox fan, and enjoyed his scratch tickets.
Stanley was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Mozier. He is survived by his children, John J. Deorocki and his wife, Shirley, of Salisbury, Michael F. Deorocki and his wife, Paula, of Newburyport, Joanne M. Deorocki of Salisbury, and Richard P. Deorocki of Newburyport; his grandchildren, Michael P. Deorocki of Dalmar, N.Y., and Jason M. Deorocki of Amesbury; great-grandchild, Mallory G. Deorocki of Dalmar; his sister-in-law, Charlotte McLaughlin of Newburyport; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his son, Stanley Deorocki; brother, Bernard Deorocki; and sisters, Mary Bies and Genevieve Klosowski.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends may call on Thursday, April 10, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Conte, Twomey & LeBlanc Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 10, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Newburyport. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newburyport.
Memorial contributions may be made in Stanley's name to Friends of the National World War II Memorial, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 304, Washington, DC 20003.
To offer condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.