Lawrence J. “Pop” De Rogatis, 84, of Manchester, formerly Belleville, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Germano and Sarah (nee Messenger) De Rogatis, he lived in Belleville and then Manchester the last 17 years.
Mr. De Rogatis served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was retired as an officer of the Essex County Park Police. He was a member of the Toms River VFW.
Funeral 10 am Tuesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11:30 am Church of St. Peter Belleville. Interment with military honors in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visitation Monday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Predeceased by his wife Anne (nee Bove), Mr. De Rogatis is survived by his sons Lawrence Jr., Dante and his wife Michele, Marc and his wife Vickie, brother Alfonso,sister Lillian Cuozzo, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.