Spencer Moccio, 86, owned bar and grill, WWII vet

GHENT—Spencer Moccio of Ghent was raised to glory September 14, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Mr. Moccio was born December 20, 1923 and was the longtime owner of Moccio’s Bar and Grille, “Home of the Spence Fry,” after taking over the business from his parents.

He enlisted in the US Navy and in 1945, was honorably discharged after serving in World War II.  He spent most of his military service on the USS Biloxi during the Pacific Campaign. The ship saw much action and, in one instance, was hit by a Japanese kamikaze attack.


Mr. Moccio was preceded in death by his parents Aniello and Angelene Moccio and siblings Raffaela Mesick, Francis Bowes, Frank Moccio and Angelo Moccio. Mr. Moccio is survived by his son, Craig (Kerri) Moccio and granddaughters, Abbie and Sophie, all of Ann Arbor, MI.  He is also survived by sisters Teresa Every of Chatham, Mary French of Great Barrington, Mass., and Carmela Wolfe of Valatie, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family will receive friends Thursday, September 16 at the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, Chatham, from 6 to 8pm. A memorial service will celebrate Mr. Moccio’s life at St. James Church, Monday September 20 at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. Their support and care for patients and their families is invaluable. For directions or to send an online condolence visit www.frenchblasl.com.




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