Luigi Giovan Maria ROCCA Terence Alphonse MARCHESI Margaret Mary MARCHESI Terence John MARCHESI Anthony David MARCHESI Malcolm David MARCHESI Mary Jane MARCHESI Françoise Marie Celestine COLOMBERO Mini tree diagram

Eulalie Catherine ROCCA

5th Apr 1904 - 9th Jun 1993

Life History

5th Apr 1904

Born in Peterborough, Northants

27th May 1929

Married Terence Alphonse MARCHESI in Corpus Christi RC Church, Tonbridge, Kent, England

30th Sep 1934

Birth of daughter Margaret Mary MARCHESI in Maternity Home, 3 Ashford Road, Norwich, England.

28th Jan 1936

Birth of son Terence John MARCHESI in Maternity Home, 3 Ashford Road, Norwich, England.

25th Apr 1937

Birth of son Anthony David MARCHESI in Leek, Staffordshire, England.

10th Dec 1941

Birth of son Malcolm David MARCHESI in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

17th Aug 1945

Birth of daughter Mary Jane MARCHESI in Orpington, Kent, England

17th Jun 1977

Death of Terence Alphonse MARCHESI in Eastbourne General Hospital, Sussex, England

9th Jun 1993

Died in Uckfield Hospital, Sussex, England


  • Eulalie Rocca was born at Peterborough where her parents ran a restaurant in Narrow Street called "Swiss Cafe." Her father Louis Rocca went to school in Poschiavo with Erminio Marchesi and they came to Broadstairs together as young teenagers to work for Federico Marchesi, eventually establishing their own businesses.  Her Uncle Johnny (Zio Giovanni) Rocca called her "La bella Pipina," when she was very young, and thereafter, she was known as "Pip."

    Adolfo Marchesi 1872 - 1933, a son of Federico, was Eulalie's godfather. She attended Coloma Convent in Croydon, England, and when she was 16, she and her sister Ena went to Istituto Sant' Anna in Lugano, where they both became fluent in Italian. Pip and Terry were married at Corpus Christi Church, Tonbridge by Father Stephen Wray. When Terry was working for Thomas Cook, they lived in Rome in an apartment opposite Hotel Flora in Via Veneto, before returning to England and establishing their home at Orpington, Kent, where they had a large and happy family. They retired to Hailsham, Sussex in 1968. Pip's memorial stone Iies beside her husband's in the beautful little cemetery at the Church of St Thomas à Becket, Framfield, Sussex.

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