Rocco Joseph Demarest

Rocco Joseph Demarest, 65, of Stuyvesant, NY, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born November 7, 1954 in Hudson, NY, he was the son of the late Anthony R. and Barbara Marie (Strehler) Demarest. Rocco was a Union Laborer for Local -190 in Albany. He graduated from Ichabod Crane High School and was a member of the Hudson Boat Club. He enjoyed life, sports (he was a superstar baseball player), boating and riding around in his car.

He is survived by his ex-wife Margaret Demarest, his companion Tina Hutchings, six siblings; Francis R. and Richard C. Demarest, Sherry M. Hamm and Lori M. Demarest all of Stuyvesant, Donna Dunce of Stottville and Charlene Demarest of Hudson. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his son Lee A. McDarby and three brothers, Anthony R., John M., and Keith A. Demarest.

A celebration of Rocco’s life will be held at a later date in order to protect the health and well-being of his friends and family. For those who wish, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie, NY. Rocco had true friends!

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