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Elena Larocca (Graziano)

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Death: circa 1962 (49-57)
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Melchiorre Graziano and Giuseppa (Josephine) Graziano
Wife of Joseph Francis Larocca
Sister of Clementina Pennisi; Clara Totten (Graziano); Salvatore "Charlie" Graziano; Marie Tos; Constance Cotton Graziano and 4 others

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About Elena Larocca

Contacted via Geni.com from the grandson of Elena (Graziano) Larocca; confirming her death date by tombstone photo; and confirming her husband's name was Joseph Larocca. Photo courtesy of the grandson of Elena Graziano.

Elena and Joe had (5) children. The first two were twins (Anthony and Leonarda); Anthony died shortly after birth. His twin sister lived to see her eighties. The third child was named Melchior after Elena's father. The fourth son was Anthony Joseph (status: living in 2017); and last son Joseph (d. 2016). Following the birth of her 5th child, Elena was immediately institutionalized. It is unclear the exact cause, but the symptoms described were akin to dementia, resulting perhaps from the medication or painkillers during childbirth. She remained institutionalized through her death in the 1960's; and her husband Joseph LaRocca never remarried, and raised all (4) children himself. Joseph LaRocca reportedly visited Elena every Sunday until the day she died. When asked once why he never remarried, he said "She was the only one I ever loved. There was no one else."

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Elena Larocca's Timeline

1908
June 11, 1908
Syracuse, New York, United States
1962
1962
Age 53
Philadelphia, PA, United States
1962
Age 53