Death of C.3023 Rocco Doti

Rocco Doti
Rocco Doti

DOTI, Rocco Paul Surrounded by his family at Providence Healthcare, Rocco Doti passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the age of 65. Rocco was predeceased by his parents Michele (Mike) and Anna Maria; his sister and brother-in-law Erminia and Michael; and his brother Antonio. Rocco will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Annunziata (Frank), Antonietta (Angelo) and Santina (Leo). Rocco will be fondly remembered and missed by 11 nieces and nephews, 16 great-nieces and nephews, 4 great-great-nieces and nephews, many cousins and dear friends. Rocco was born on November 1, 1951 in Italy. At the age of 5, Rocco lost his sight and his older brother Antonio. St. Padre Pio gave him a blessing and told him that God would show him the way. In July 1961, Rocco came to Canada. He attended The Ontario School for the Blind until grade 12, Malvern Collegiate Institute for Grade 13 and then to University of Toronto, Scarborough, where he graduated with a BA in Sociology. After graduation, Rocco worked for the CNIB and later as a civilian member of the RCMP when he retired after 32 years of service in 2012. Rocco was a dedicated Roman Catholic attending Mass on a daily basis. He generously helped to build churches and schools for the poor around the world. He was a benefactor of ShareLife, Canadian Food for Children and St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica Restoration Fund. Family and friends will be received at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home Scarborough Chapel, 2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto (just east of St. Clair Ave. E.), on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, 65 Bond St., Toronto, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. Entombment at Highland Memory Gardens, 33 Memory Gardens Lane, Willowdale. If desired, memorial donations to St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica Crypt Chapel would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be left at

One thought on “Death of C.3023 Rocco Doti

  1. That’s a tough one to take!! Rocco was a salt of the earth guy who loved to be involved with the troops. He shall be greatly missed

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