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Madeline A. (Flanagan) DeRocco

Madeline A. (Flanagan) DeRocco
  • August 27, 1936 - November 6, 2017
  • Peabody, Massachusetts
  • Alzheimer's Association
    309 Waverley Oaks Rd.
    Waltham, MA 02452

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“My condolences for the loss of your dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She lived a fulfilling life. May all of you continue to...Read More »
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“Madeline was a sweet lady. I worked at Empire Cleaning many years ago. May she Rest In Peace❣Sending my thoughts and prayer to the family. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Barbara Robinson - Wakefield, MA

“Madeline, like the rest of the DeRocco families, have been in my life forever. Your Mom and the Flanagan's have always been there for me and never...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Diane Rawson - Reading, MA

“Heaven just became a better place. We will miss you forever, Auntie Madeline. Thank you for all the joy, fun, love and laughter you brought to all of...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Tiffany Markarian - Raynham, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Madeline A. (Flanagan) DeRocco, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, died at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Peabody on Nov. 6, 2017 at the age of 81. Madeline was born & raised in East Boston and a graduate of St. Rose High School. She was a homemaker & resided in Melrose for 43 years and the past 12 years in Peabody. Madeline loved creating a warm home for her family with baking & cooking. She made friends very easily and enjoyed spending family time in Vermont & Cape Cod. Madeline's family was the most important part of her life. She was the beloved wife of the late Patrick A. DeRocco for many years. Loving mother of Karen A. DeRocco & her loving companion Cedric of Manchester, NH, Cheryl A. Thompson & her husband Kenneth of Peabody, Nancy DeRocco of Peabody, Patrick A. DeRocco, Jr. of Wakefield & Michael DeRocco & his wife Aida of Danvers. Cherished grandmother of Laura Thompson, Christine Morrissey, Kenneth, Patrick & Evan Thompson, Courtney Ouellette, Ismael, Joshua & Ashley DeRocco. Proud great grandmother of Maya & Amelia. Caring sister of Arlene Avola & Paul Flanagan. Also survived by many nieces, nephews & friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Incarnation 425 Upham St., Melrose on Saturday, Nov. 11th at 10AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Madeline's memory to Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.