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Rocco V. Saponare

Obituary for Rocco V. Saponare

November 18, 2021
Margate City, New Jersey

Loving Father, Brother and Friend


Rocco V. Saponare, 67, of Margate, NJ went home to the Lord on November 18, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the loving son of the late Frank John and Rita Carolyn (Donato) Saponare.

Rocco was a graduate of Cherry Hill High School West class of 1972 and he went on to attend and graduate from Rowan University with a degree in criminal justice in 1976. Rocco worked as a pit boss for various casinos in Atlantic City, including the Hilton, Golden Nugget, and the Borgata. Most recently he was working as a real estate agent for Weichert Realtor. Rocco was a member of the Masons and was very proud of his Italian heritage. He enjoyed fantasy football, film, music, walking on the boardwalk and the beaches of south Jersey. Rocco was a fan of the New York Yankees and was a skilled Clarinet player. Rocco embodied the values of kindness, charisma, energy and love and his family will remember him as a funny and adventurous individual.

Rocco will be missed and fondly remembered by his son's; Frank C. Saponare, Thomas J. (Jillian) Caufield, sisters; Teresa Holland, Mary-Jo (Jim) Test and many friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Rocco's Life Celebration Memorial Service on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00pm at Jeffries and Keates Funeral Home, 228 Infield Ave., Northfield, NJ 08225. A visitation will be held at Jeffries and Keates from 12 noon until time of services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rocco's memory to the American Diabetes Association at To leave condolences, pay respects, or share a special memory of Rocco please visit Arrangements entrusted to Jeffries and Keates Funeral Home 609-646-3400.

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228 Infield Avenue
Northfield, NJ 08225
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