Carmen Charles Trocina

carmen trocina

January 23, 1928 ~ October 30, 2016

Born in: Elizabeth, NJ
Resided in: Lilburn, Georgia

Carmen Charles Trocina was born on January 23, 1928 in Elizabeth New Jersey. He served in the Navy and returned to marry his wife of 61 years, Mary Ann Trocina. He followed in his Dad’s footsteps as a brick mason leaving a legacy of beautiful brick art work all over NJ and Georgia. He enjoyed spending time with his family, travelling, watching football and tennis, and most importantly a enjoying a good meal with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann, his children and their spouses, Diane and Ralph Shields, Laura Kavis, Chuck and Linda Trocina, Robert Trocina, Rick Smith, and Leon Kavis along with his seven grandchildren, Stephanie and Kevin Shields, Nicole and Alyssa Trocina, Matthew, Eric, and Nick Kavis along with his Sister, Marie DePaola, nephew and wife Frank and Jackie DePaola, and niece and husband Donna and Carl Hoffman. He passed away peacefully on October 30th, after a short bout with Pneumonia, surrounded by all of his family members at his bedside. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, November 4, 2016 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 801 Tom Smith Rd SW,, Lilburn, GA 30047. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Friday, November 4, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family will have a reception to follow the funeral at the home of Laura Kavis, 4466 St. Michaels Drive. SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Laura, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. If we can help in any way please let us know.

  2. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you peace and comfort.

  3. Dad; I want to remember you sitting at the table and talking with me about the old days. You loved my cooking and you loved me. We were two different people that were the same. I am sorry that I am not there right now because if I were, I would tell you that I love you and I will miss”our time”. I am happy to call you “dad” . Rest in peace my brother, I love you.

  4. Sending our love and sympathy to the Trocina Family, hoping your many great memories will ease your loss of this amazing husband, father, grandpa and friend!

  5. Robert, we are so terribly sorry for your loss. Your father was the sweetest, kindest man and we were so fond of him. Our hearts join you in your loss and our prayers for peace, light, comfort and grace are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything at all. All our love.

  6. Mary Ann,Diane,Chuck,Laura ,and Robert and family.
    We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Carmen was a special man. I will always hold on to such wonderful childhood memories and all his Beautiful Masonary work he has done for us. Wishing you and your family strength and peace during this difficult time. Trust in God and hold onto all his memories. Memories of love and friendship are treasured to carry with you always. Love you guys !

  7. Laura, I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I know how much you loved him & how hard you worked to make sure he was taken care of. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

  8. Diane and Family, We are very sorry to hear of your dads passing. We pray that you all are comforted by Gods grace and love during this terrible time of sorrow.
    Greg and the Wills Family

  9. Laura, Matt, Eric, Nick and Leon, and all of your family….so sorry to hear about your Dad, grandfather, father-in-law. Please know our family is sad with you and will keep you all in our prayers. May you remember all the good times you shared together. Blessings to each of you during this sad time…, Lauri, Scott, Taz, Jolee, and Starla Wood

  10. Robert, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your mother and the rest of your family during this difficult time. I hope that, as you come together to celebrate your father’s life, you find comfort in the memories you have of him and peace in the knowledge that he is enjoying the rewards of a life well lived.

  11. Robert, my heart is so with you-I can tell how amazing your father was by how I felt, working with you in Orchestra,. Bless you and Bless him, for all you have touched… Jan Klos

  12. Robert,
    There is no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. I am pretty sure your dad was an amazing person and now he lives through you. Looking forward to be sharing time with you and your family on Friday. Abrazo

  13. Laura, Eric, and family, My thoughts and prayers have been with you this last week and today. I’m sorry for your loss but happy he was blessed to have you all with him. What a great picture! I see him in your boys, Laura. If there’s anything I can do, please ask. Love, Kim

  14. Dear Robert, Blessings and peace to you and your family– My thoughts and prayers are with you daily. If I can do anything for you or be of help during this time, please let me know. I am happy to be there for you. My deepest sympathy to you and all of your loved ones. With love, Jennie Visscher

  15. Dear Robert,
    My thoughts are with you and your family as you honor and remember your father. May your memories of him remain strong and sustain you throughout your life!

  16. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  17. Dear Robert and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. May you find peace and comfort during this time. Your father was a lovely man and beautiful spirit.

  18. Robert,
    Please know that I have been thinking of you and your family during this sad time. Please accept my condolences on the passing of your dad.

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