Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Leonardo G. DeRoca, 84, of Dumont, died peacefully May 28, 2019 at CareOne of Cresskill.  Beloved husband of Epitacia (née Pagtakhan) De Roca. Devoted father of Generoso De Roca and his wife Victoria, Leonardo P.  De Roca and his wife Mercedita, Merle Oliver and her husband Philip.  Cherished grandfather of ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Also survived by his daughter-in-law, Lea.  Predeceased by his son, Gerardo De Roca.

Leonardo was born in Manila, Philippines to Felipa (née Gervacio) and Amado De Roca.  He was a quality control engineer in the Philippines before retiring and immigrating to the United States in 2011.  Leonardo was a parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Dumont.

Funeral Mass Saturday, June 1st, 9:30 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Dumont.  Cremation is private.  Visiting Friday, May 31st, 5-9 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont.


Share your favorite memories, offer words of sympathy, light a candle, or leave a memento.

Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

We continue to receive updated information from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control, and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association to ensure that the information provided is current.

To acquire more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.