Rocco Joseph Demarest, 66, of Stuyvesant, NY, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Peter's Hospital.
Born November 7, 1953 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 wife Margaret Demarest, his companion Tina Hutchings, six siblings; Francis R. and Richard C. Demarest, Sherry M. Hamm and Laurie M. Demarest all of Stuyvesant, Donna Duntz and Charlene Gregio both of Hudson. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many true friends. 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.