Jack Lingo Realtor welcomes Peggy Roca to Rehoboth office 

July 23, 2021

Jack Lingo Realtor recently welcomed Peggy Roca, Realtor, to its Rehoboth Beach office.

Peggy (Long) Roca has recently retired from a 40-year career in nursing and is pursuing a new path in real estate. 

Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, and one of 13 children, Roca has been coming to Rehoboth Beach since she was a child. Her parents Bernie and Elaine Long owned an ocean-block home on Grenoble Place, which has been replaced by what are now the Henlopen Condominiums.She was 14 years old when her parents retired to Rehoboth Beach, and she lived on Oak Avenue for many years.

Roca’s very first job was at Stuart Kingston Galleries in Rehoboth Beach, cleaning ashtrays and polishing silver. She soon learned that Rehoboth Beach is a great place to get work experience. She worked for Gresham's Doughnuts and McQuay's Market, and as a lifeguard at the Henlopen Condominiums rooftop pool.

Peggy and Mario Roca have been married for 32 years. They are the proud parents of Billy Roca and the late John Roca.

Mario and Peggy lived in Bethesda, Md., for many years and were members of Congressional Country Club. They moved to Rehoboth Beach in 2003. They live in Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club and are members of both Rehoboth Beach Country Club and St. Edmond Church. Mario is an RBYCC past president.

Peggy Roca enjoys playing golf, and loves to go boating and fishing. She and her family are familiar with all the good restaurants and fun places to go. She would love to show clients the town and its hidden secrets.

Roca has spent her entire career helping others and is looking forward to doing the same as a Realtor. To contact Peggy Roca, call 302-363-6321 or email

Roca earned her MBA in healthcare management from Wilmington University and her BSN from University of Florida. She is also certified as an operating room nurse. She has held multiple healthcare management positions, including manager of the first successful in vitro fertilization program at Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D.C. She worked for several years as an emergency department nurse at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in the emergency department and operating room at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She also has many years of experience assisting with her husband's business in residential construction. For the past several years, she has worked for the University of Maryland Medical System as a manager for perioperative services in Chestertown, Md.

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