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Walpole Obituary: Everett A. “Rocky” Rockwood

His funeral will be held on Thursday January 10 from the Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main Street in Walpole at 9:15 followed by a funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:00.

Everett A. “Rocky” Rockwood, 88, of Walpole died January 5, in the Kindred Hospital Specialty, Northeast, in Stoughton. He was the husband of Jane M. (Maker) Rockwood. Rocky served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the 29th Infantry Division, 115th Infantry. His funeral will be held on Thursday January 10 from the Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main Street in Walpole at 9:15 followed by a funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:00.

Burial with full military honors will be in St. Francis Cemetery, South Walpole.

Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

He saw action at Normandy and in Northern France. He received severe wounds from mortar shells. His quick wit and infectious smile helped with his long recovery.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, two bronze battle stars, the bronze medal and the expert infantry combat badge.

A longtime member of the Walpole VFW and its past Commander, he was an integral part of the Memorial Day parades and Veterans Days parades every year. He was truly one of the greatest generation.

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