Policarpo, Sr., Rocco L., - 82, of Mays Landing, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 19, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Rosedale, NJ, then met his beloved wife of 49 years, Luddie, and moved to Mays Landing where he resided till he left to be with the Lord. Rocco started off his many business ventures with Perone Door Company in Hammonton as an installer. He sold cars at Mall Chevrolet in Cherry Hill, NJ. Rocco then became a real estate broker and owner of Pinecrest Realty in Winslow Twp. , until he sold that and became a mortgage banker to various banks in the area and finally retired from TD Bank. During his retirement he started a modular homes business, Hamilton Custom Homes out of Mays Landing. He was also the owner and operator of Custard Castle in Mays Landing since 1972. His service to the community included Township Committee, then becoming Mayor of Hamilton Township in 1980. He also served on the Industrial Commission for more than three decades and was instrumental in attracting many businesses and industries to the park. Rocco is predeceased by his loving wife Luddie and survived by Rocco Jr. and his wife Diane of Mays Landing and Kim Mauriello and her husband Robert of Egg Harbor Twp.. He also leaves to cherish his memory his five grandchildren: Rocco III, Christian, Rachael, Nicole, and Brooke; one sister-in-law Mary Ann Acord of Mays Landing and many other loving nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss him dearly. Viewings will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 6-9pm at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing. A second viewing will be held on Friday, March 24th from 10-11am at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 5021 Harding Hwy., Mays Landing where A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am. Burial will be immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery in Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, South Jersey Regional Office, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or online at www.cancer.org. (Info and condolences: www.boakesfuneralhome.com)

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Cisco Torres

Our deepest condolences to you Rocky, Kim and your families. "Big Rock" was the quintessential gentleman who shall be deeply missed and remembered most fondly. Cisco & Dottie Torres

Sandy Hesser

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family! Rocco's memory will always be present at Custard Castle! Our deepest sympathy. Sandy & Ted Hesser!

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