Knights of Columbus
Father Denisco Council No. 3862
Knight of the Year - 2007


"Honoring Joseph Coccia"

    The Knights of Columbus of the Slate Belt Area held their Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 12, 2007. During theDinner Dance, the Knight of the Year award was presented by the immediate past Knight of the Year to the 2007 Knight of the Year, Joe Coccia.

    Joseph Coccia of Bangor, Pa. has been named the Father DeNisco Council #3862 "Knight of the Year". Joe joined the Council in 1992. Since joining, he has held several offices at the Council and Home Association levels. Currently, he is the building manager in charge of rentals, cleanings and repairs. Also, he is a 4th degree Sir Knight with the Pope Pius XII Assembly in Easton, Pa. A member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Roseto, he sits on several committees, the Advisory Board of Directors of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, and Pius X H.S., and is chairman of the annual Roseto "BIG TIME". He is married to the former JoAnn Hendershot for 34 years, and the
proud father of three children, Michael, Marissa and Stephanie.

    State Representative Richard Grucela presented the Knight of the Year, Joseph Coccia, a citation from the State House of Representatives. Also attending as guests of the Council, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gualano (District Deputy), and the reverends Fr. Thomas W. Prior (Council Chaplain), and Fr. James Prior, Fr. Larry J. Hess, Fr. Vincent P. York and Fr. Patrick H. Lamb.