Rocco DeFeo - what do we know about him?

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Rocco DeFeo - what do we know about him?

Post by Jacobmarley1 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:27 am

I have never seen a picture of Ronnie DeFeo, Jr.'s grandfather. What did he do for a living? He had three children, I think: Phyllis, Ronald, Sr., and Peter? I wonder if he was stout like his son Ronald, Sr.

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Post by astonio » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:30 pm

Great question. I myself have wondered of him...
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Post by Link the Labrador » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:47 am

Didn't he own some kind of store that both Ronald Sr. and Butchie worked at?

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Post by TigresMeow » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:09 am

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You are thinking of the Brigante-Karl Buick dealership. That was Louise's father.
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Post by kathyM » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:21 am

Did Rocco have money like the Brigante family?

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Post by Fr Dennis Kibbler » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:36 pm

The name - Rocco DeFeo - sounds like a guy you wouldn't want to mess with.
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Post by BooshaGirl » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:20 am

kathyM wrote:Did Rocco have money like the Brigante family?
Kathy, I don't think so. I think Ronald, Sr. married a bit "above" him and he HAD to have (at times) resent that it was Louise's father who basically "kept" them living in the way they grew accostomed to in "our" house. I'd bet Mr. Brigante didn't like Louise's choice of husband at all...and only "caved" when she had her first baby by him....not knowing when she was pregnant with him, the life growing inside her would MURDER her one day.

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Post by Victoria Principles » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:14 am

Rocco's brother Peter was heavily involved in the Mafia so who knows how much money the "family" had.

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Post by kathyM » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:36 am

Yeah Boosha, that had to have bugged Ron Sr.. I wonder if whenever Louise wanted something if she went to her dad to get it?

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Post by amityville 815 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:41 pm

BooshaGirl wrote:
kathyM wrote:Did Rocco have money like the Brigante family?
not knowing when she was pregnant with him, the life growing inside her would MURDER her one day.
Oh the irony...
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Post by scipio-USMC » Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:21 am

Victoria Principles wrote:Rocco's brother Peter was heavily involved in the Mafia so who knows how much money the "family" had.
Just because a sibling has money doesn't mean extended family have money. I had one uncle who was pretty much rich but his 12 siblings were pretty much paupers. Another uncle (I have/had 3 uncle Tonys) ran numbers for the mob and even though he made a lot doing it he blew it as fast as he made it, he only has money now because his second wife had money. Siblings sharing one another's wealth is rare, wealth passes down the line not sideways.

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