Eugene Rocco Boccabella, 69 of Pace, FL, left this world on November 28, 2017. He was born February 11, 1948 in Akron, OH to Robert and Betty Boccabella.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Peggy; son Jeremy (Kim) Boccabella; grandchildren: Brianna and Ethan Rocco Boccabella, Steve, Terry and Taylor Middlebrooks; sister Phyllis; niece Carol Slack and nephew John Gartner.
Gene wanted to be remembered as having an "honest transmission shop." He has been a car enthusiast all his life. He really loved his Mustangs. He is known for his racing days at Five Flags Speedway, including one-on-one drags. Later in life he preferred road course racing.
Gene will be missed by all as he was dearly loved and made every one of us feel special to him.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Trahan Family Funeral Home of Milton. Family will receive friends from 12 noon until the funeral begins at 1:00 pm. Burial will be held on Monday, December 4 at 11:00 am at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.