John E. Rocha, 87 of Woodward Avenue died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Loretta (Felix) Rocha. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Santos) Rocha. Mr. Rocha was a truck driver for the Standard Transportation Company before he retired. He was an Army and Navy veteran of World War II. He leaves one daughter, Loretta A. Belarosa, three sons, Victor J. Rocha, Raymond J. Rocha and John F. Rocha, four sisters, Deolinda Faguendes, Eva Enos, Evelyn Agnew and Laura Esposito, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Louis M. Rocha and brother of the late Frank Rocha. His funeral will be held on Saturday at 8:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Traverse Street , Providence. Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Friday 5-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to Home & Hospice Care of RI would be appreciated.