Daniel Carocci Obituary

Daniel M. Carocci
Daniel M. Carocci

March 9, 2019
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in Buffalo, New York
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March 9, 2019 of Buffalo, NY. Beloved husband of the late Joanne (nee Coppola) Carocci; devoted father of Diane (late John) Devlin, Debra (James) Lobaugh and the late Margaret (Kevin) Weber and Samuel (Kathleen) Carocci; loving grandfather of Danielle Casucci, John Devlin, Daniel (Mary) Carocci, Samuel Carocci, Jennifer (Bradley) Britton, Joanne (Luke) Collard, Laura (Jake) Boyce, Lisa Lobaugh, Tyler and Sarah Weber; great-grandfather of 15 great-grandchildren; dear brother of Samuel (Shirley) Carocci, the late Joseph (Lucy) Carocci, James (Angeline) Carocci, Angela (Louis) Croce and Anthony (Shirley) Carocci; son of the late Salvatore and Rose (nee Trubia) Carocci; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday and Friday from 4-8 PM at the (Delaware Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1132 Delaware Ave. (near West ferry St.) where prayers will be offered on Saturday at 12:15 PM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 1:00 PM from St. Margaret Church. Entombment to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends invited. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com
Buffalo Obituary Version

July 9, 1924 - March 9, 2019

Daniel M. Carocci, a retired Ford Stamping Plant engineering manager and a Purple Heart recipient in World War II, died March 9 in Sisters Hospital. He was 94.

Born in Buffalo, the third of six children, he attended Burgard Vocational High School. He served in the Army in an engineering unit in Europe, building and demolishing bridges. He took part in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Wounded in action in the back and neck, he received the Purple Heart.

Returning from service, in 1947 he married Joanne Coppola, the sister of his friend James Coppola, who later founded Len-Co Lumber.

Mr. Carocci first worked as a welder at a General Motors plant, but soon joined other members of his family working for Ford Motor Co.

His father worked at the Ford assembly plant here. His older brother, Joseph, was a supervisor at the Ford assembly plant in Lorain, Ohio.

Mr. Carocci had a 40-year career at the Ford Stamping Plant in Woodlawn, retiring as manager of plant engineering in the 1980s.

His son, Samuel, who died in 2007, was manufacturing manager at the Ford Stamping Plant and his two sons-in-law have worked at the plant.

He also was a temporary mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service during the holiday season and did demolition work with Cayuga Wrecking.

In retirement, he renovated his North Buffalo home and restored a vintage Ford pickup truck. He and his wife also traveled to Europe, where he revisited World War II battlefields in France.

He was a longtime parishioner at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church.

His wife died in 2017.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Devlin and Debra Lobaugh; a brother, Samuel; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered March 16 in St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 1395 Hertel Ave.




Delaware Chapel
1132 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY US 14209
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Margaret Church
1395 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo, NY US 14216
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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Forest Lawn Cemetery
1411 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY US 14209
Saturday, March 16, 2019