|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1949|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 2008|
Edward J. Marocco, age 58, of Shelton, CT was born in Derby, CT to Helen Ann (Luccarelli) Marocco of Shelton and the late Joseph Marocco. He was a lifelong Shelton resident. Ed was a graduate of Southern CT State University, where he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees. While at Southern he was in the Naval ROTC at Yale, and he became a commissioned Ensign in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of LTJG. During his tenure he served aboard the USS Ticonderoga, and he was in charge of the decommissioning ceremony of the ship. He also entertained Prince Charles of England on a base tour during the Vietnam War. Upon his return stateside, Ed interviewed for a job with Ross Perot in Texas, before beginning his teaching career in 1974 at the Shelton Intermediate School, teaching Science and coaching SIS baseball. He became the Head Baseball Coach at Shelton High School in 1980, and he led the program for the past 28 years. He transferred to Shelton High School in 1984 and taught history there since. Ed was known as the Voice of Shelton Gaels Football Team, and the time he devoted at Shelton High School to supporting students in all school endeavors and organizations was countless. Ed was always there.
He was the co-owner and operator of B&B Indoor Training Center in Shelton for many years and coached fall baseball for Yale. He was an avid NY Yankee and NY Giant fan, and an avid golfer.
His charitable giving was also noteworthy; especially with the Lower Naugatuck Valley Boys and Girls Club and leading campaigns within the school system for the Valley United Way.
He is the beloved brother of Janet Battaglia of Derby and Ann Carone and her husband William of Cheshire. He is the cherished uncle of Amy and Heather Battaglia and Alex Birch, and also leaves three aunts, many cousins, several godchildren, and a large and thankful community of friends, players, and students whose lives he touched.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Margaret Mary Church, 380 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. Burial with full military honors.
Mount Saint Peter Catholic Cemetery
New Haven County
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Record added: Apr 25, 2008
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Beloved & favorite teacher!!! Just about all my U.S History knowledge I owe to this educator just alone. It saddens me that such an asset, not just to the community but to our country had to pass at such young age but his contributions are many & his lega...(Read more)|
Added: Apr. 7, 2014
ay you rest in eternal peace.|
Added: Apr. 25, 2008