Rocco "Rocky" DiVeronica

Rocky DiVeronicaRocky was born in 1936 in Kirkville, New York. His family moved to Canastota when he was just four years old. He graduated from Canastota High School and went on to Alfred Tech. Following college, at the age of 23, Rocky was appointed as the Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of Canastota and served in that capacity for 10 years.

During his days in high school he played at the Varsity level in football and wrestling. He won the Most Outstanding Football Player of the Year Award during his junior year, and was also selected for the Tri-Valley All-Star Team in 1954. Rocky won the CHS Outstanding Wrestler Award in 1954 and 1955. He also won the AAU Champ & Outstanding Wrestler Open Class Award in 1953.

Rocky has been very active in the community, serving 13 years on the Junior Chamber ofRocky DiVeronica Graduation Commerce and was the recipient of the Senatorship Award. He became the Supervisor for the Town of Lenox in 1988, presently serving his 22nd year, and was the Chairman of the Madison County Board of Supervisors for 8 years.

He also served on the Canastota Village Planning Board, Town of Lenox Zoning Board of Appeals, and as Chairman of the Recreation Committee. He was instrumental in meeting the needs for a Lenox Skateboard Park, Lenox Farmers Market and promoting the WWII monument at Veterans Park. He continues to promote military recognition at the park. Rocky served on the Financial and Indian Sub-committees of the National Organization of Counties. Rocky was the president for two terms for the NYS Association of Counties. He served ten years on the Board of Directors for NYSAC and is still active in the New York State Canal Recreation Commission and the National Heritage Commission. In 2005, Rocky was awarded the Edward Crawford Award for Outstanding Public Service. Past recipients include Governor George Pataki, Senator Silver and Senator Joe Bruno.

Rocky is married to the former Dorothy Blau. They have three children, Barbara (Robert) Lupica, Lori (Mark) Goldman, and Steve DiVeronica. They also have seven grandchildren: Matthew, Nicholas, Joseph, Austin, Griffin, Julia, and Jack.