Alfred J. Rock

Died: Wed., Feb. 24, 2021

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 13, 2021
Location: St. Francis Xavier Church, 125 Main St., Acushnet, MA

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New Bedford – Alfred J. Rock, 97, died Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Rita (Chaisson) Rock.
     Born and raised in New Bedford, son of the late Origene and Josephine (Choiniere) Rock, he lived here all his life.  He was employed as an engineer for the telephone company until his retirement.
     He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, having received the WWII Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
     An avid hunter, Alfred was a member of the Fin, Fur and Feather Club and the New Bedford Rod and Gun Club, as well as a member of the NRA.  He enjoyed traveling to New Hampshire with his friends and Doc. Mellodey.
     He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
     He was the brother of the late Wilfred, Joseph, Leopold, Adrien, Edward, Aldhemar and Ovila Rock, Aldea Davignon, Valeda Monjeau, Florida Carreau, Alberta Broadbent and Alexina Allard.
     His funeral Mass is at 10 A.M., Saturday, March 13, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Acushnet, followed by burial with military honors in Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Bedford.  Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
     Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  For condolences, visit

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Robert & Eileen Verville
   Posted Sat March 06, 2021
It is with our deepest regrets to Uncle Alfred “Bilou” entire family for his passing away. He will certainly be missed by all. He is in our thoughts and prayers. Bob & Eileen Verville.

Michelle (Tisdelle) Drew
   Posted Mon March 08, 2021
Uncle Freddy, my godfather,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Freddy. I remember all the fun times growing up with you and my godmother, Aunt Rita...all the dinners at each other's homes, memere and pepere and the crew from Conn. God Bless!
Michelle Tisdelle

Manon Lussier
   Posted Wed March 10, 2021
I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family. Alfred was the nephew of my grandfather Ephraim Choiniere

Dennis Broadbent
   Posted Thu March 18, 2021
Sorry to hear of uncle Bilou’s passing. He was the baby in the Rock family and as such easy to talk to, and very much in our lives when I was a kid. His and aunt Rita’s wedding was the first one I ever went to. The reception was at the top of the New Bedford hotel. We ran around the ballroom like animals let loose! He was always a lot of fun! Sad to see the last of the Rock era pass.

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