Foxborough – Edward Joseph Rockett, age 64, passed away surrounded by the comfort of his loving family on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He is the son of Joan (Cochrane) Rockett and the late John F. Rockett.
Ed was born on January 10, 1953 in Norwood and was a graduate of Foxborough High School, Class of 1972. He was a dedicated officer for the Massachusetts Department of Correction for 28 years until his retirement in 2008. Ed married his wife Cheryl (Infantine) on May 11, 1984 at St. Mary’s Church in Foxborough, where they raised their two sons, John and Patrick. Ed enjoyed life to the fullest, especially when spending time with his family, friends and granddaughter Cayce, the light of his life.
Ed is survived by his wife Cheryl Rockett, two sons John F. Rockett of Nantucket and Patrick E. Rockett of Foxborough and their half sister Heidi Richard of New Haven, CT. Also, the loving grandfather of Cayce Rockett of Foxborough. Brother of Kathleen Rockett Zimmerman and her husband Gary of Santa Rosa, CA, Suzanne Rockett of Hancock, MA, John K. Rockett of Lee, MA, James B. Rockett of Foxborough and Daniel F. Rockett of Foxborough. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours at the Roberts and Sons Funeral Home, 30 South Street, Foxborough on Wednesday, April 5 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm followed by a funeral service at 4:30pm at the funeral home. A reception will be held following the funeral service at the Lafayette House, 109 Washington Street (Route 1), in Foxborough.
In lieu of flowers donations in Ed's memory may be made to the Jeff Parker Charitable Fund, PO Box 693, Foxborough, MA 02035.