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Ferdinand Giarrocco

January 20, 1941 — November 7, 2021

Ferdinand D. “Fred” Giarrocco, age 80, of Drexel Hill, PA, passed away on November 7, 2021.  Fred was the son of the late Vincent and Filomena Giarrocco.

Fred was a veteran of the United States Army.   He had been employed as a brick mason.

Fred was a wonderful and devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed shooting trap at the Delaware County Sportsmen’s Club.  Fred was a recreational cyclist, both at home and in Wildwood, NJ.

Fred had a way around the kitchen that was magical.  He cooked with love for those he loved.  In the summer, he enjoyed tending to his tomato plants.

Fred was a diehard Philadelphia sports fan and especially loved watching the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fred made himself available to anyone who needed him, especially his children.  He happily drove them and their friends to all their sporting events.  Friends became family.

Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Rita Giarrocco (nee Genzianelli), his loving children Michele Giarrocco (David) Michael Giarrocco (Jackie), Steven Giarrocco (Colleen) and Lisa Russell (Stephen).  Dear grandfather of Phoebe, Lily and Isabella.  Brother of Rudy Giarrocco (Lola) and the late Rosemarie and Theresa.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Friday, November 12, 2021 9:00-10:20 AM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike (cor. Lynn Blvd.), Upper Darby, PA (610) 449-0300 and to his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3500 School Lane, Drexel Hill, PA.  Interment SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Thomas More Alumni Association, P.O. Box 294, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 would be appreciated.

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, Springfield, PA 19064

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