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Rocco Anthony Macri

April 12, 1932 — August 16, 2023

Davenport, Lake Zurich

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rocco Macri, affectionately known as "Tots," who passed away peacefully on August 16, 2023 at home in Barrington, IL surrounded by his loving wife Judy of 31 years and family. He was 91 years old.

Rocco was born in Canton, OH. His childhood was spent in the company of his large, Italian family and he remembered his mother Mary's home cooking fondly through his final days. Rocco graduated from Lehman High School in Canton, OH in 1949 where he excelled academically and athletically and was named a distinguished alumni in 2006.

Rocco then went on to Ohio University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in commerce and a commission in the Armed Forces. While at Ohio University Rocco was a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). A natural leader, Rocco served as Magister (Pledge Educator) and in many other leadership roles. He received the Semi-Century Sig Distinction for over 50 years of active brotherhood at his grandson, Macray's, 2014 initiation.

Immediately following graduation he served two years in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a second lieutenant. During his time in the service, Rocco participated in flight training and was noted for his marksmanship.

Rocco then joined GE Capital in their Management Training Program in Cleveland. From 1960 to1978 he successfully held the positions of branch manager in Canton, zone manager in New York City and district manager in New England before becoming the regional manager for New York and New England. He was a two-time winner of the President's Round Table Award, Outstanding Manager Award, and the Community Service Award. He was active in the Canton, OH Jaycees and was president of the young republicans in Connecticut. After spending 18 years on the East Coast, he was promoted in 1978 to department President and General Manager of GE Capital Leasing in Barrington, IL. With his guidance, GE Capital Leasing became the largest auto leasing business in the world.

In 1981, after 24 years with GE, Rocco joined Associates First Capital as Executive Vice President of its Commercial Loan, Factoring and Acquisition Division servicing the United States. He relocated to Dallas, TX in 1989 and in 1992 became Group President and General Manager in the US Housing Services, Recreational Vehicles, Commercial and Canadian Finance Group. In 1993 he was recognized as the Industry Person of the Year in Manufactured Housing. Rocco was also proud of his leadership roles in client entertainment where he hosted trips around the world with his wife Judy at his side. His favorite trip that he hosted was to Africa and he'd often recount stories of their travels. He retired from the company in 1998 after 17 years of service.

Following his retirement, Rocco stayed in the Dallas area where he built his dream home in Las Colinas. He loved hosting guests with his many friends in the area and remembered his movie club and dinner groups fondly. He particularly enjoyed the huge parties at his home where the Byron Nelson PGA Tournament was held for many years. Rocco imported from Italy a wood burning pizza oven so he could share his love of Italian food with his many friends.

Never one to stay idle, he served two years on the operations committee of the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas followed by two more years on the Board of Governors. He volunteered his time and served as president of the association for The Enclave in Las Colinas where he resided until 2020. Rocco was often seen escorting his wife and dogs in his golf cart around The Enclave.

Throughout his life Rocco was a gifted athlete and loved sports. He was named to the Canton Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in both basketball and softball. Rocco also played basketball into his seventies for the Dallas Rams and competed in five National Senior Olympics. He was particularly noted for his free throw ability and competed in free throw competitions. He had a passion for golf and was proud of his Hole-in-One at Biltmore Country Club. He loved cheering on the New York Yankees and UConn Women's Basketball team. Watching his grandkids compete in athletics brought Rocco much joy and it was mandatory for all the grandkids to call and update him on all their competitions. The culmination of his bucket list was taking his entire family to Italy to share his love of all things Italian.

Rocco is survived by his wife Judy (Miller) and his two daughters Noell Poidomani (Tony) their 3 children Macray (April) Makenna and Maesyn Poidomani. Dayna Imhoff (Scott) and their two sons Drake and Dawson Imhoff who all reside in Barrington, IL. Carol Rotundo, his niece of Canton, OH and his nephew Frank Rotundo (Caron) of Pompano Beach, FL.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Beth Ann, his parents Mary and Angelo Ferruccio, his sister Theresa and her husband Arthur Rotundo, former spouse Marilyn "Wendy" Nagy and his beloved four legged companions, Simba, Oreo & Bentley.

Rest in Peace Tots, we will never forget you!

Donations can be made to your local animal shelter, JourneyCare Hospice of Barrington, IL and the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, August 21, 2023 from 4-7pm at Davenport Funeral Home located at 941 S Old Rand Rd, Lake Zurich, IL.

A second visitation will be held from 10am until the time of mass at 11am the following morning at Saint Anne Catholic Community located at 120 N Ela Street, Barrington. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington, IL.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, August 21, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Second Visitation

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Anne Catholic Community

120 Ela St, Barrington, IL 60010

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Anne Catholic Community

120 Ela St, Barrington, IL 60010

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Burial

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Starts at 12:15 pm (Central time)

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