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Raymond Francis Hocking Jr.


1943 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Raymond Francis Hocking Jr. Obituary
Raymond Francis Hocking, Jr. Sept. 10, 1943 - May 3, 2014 NORWICH - Raymond Francis Hocking, Jr., 70, of Norwich, died peacefully on the morning of May 3 at the Regency Heights of Norwich with his family by his side. He was born September 10, 1943 in Denville, NJ, the son of the late Raymond and Rose (Cannon) Hocking, Sr. He graduated from Kearny High School in NJ class of 1961 and was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life, Sandra Occhionero Kent on August 2, 1987 in Quaker Hill. They enjoyed seventeen healthy years until a catastrophic accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. Needing around the clock care, he spent the last nine and a half years of his life in Regency Heights nursing facility. His thirty-eight years as a career power lineman took him to various states until his untimely retirement after eight years as a foreman at Bozrah Light & Power. Besides his wife of twenty-seven years, he leaves his step daughter, Gina Marie Kent. A niece and nephew; Abby and Brendan Hocking. Sister in-law, Karen, an aunt, Ruth, cousins Lois, Samanthia and Trisha Mauro who loved him as a father. He will also be missed by the occhionero family, several dear friends and three children that were special to him and called him "papa" Nya Mauro, Carter and Charlee Jenkins. He was predeceased by a brother, Hugh Hocking. His wife would like to thank his "family" at Regency Heights for his outstanding care, especially during his last days. He loved them dearly. Family and friends are asked to gather for a memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, May 9, 2014 at 10 A.M. in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich. All committal services are private. The Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave. New London has been entrusted with his care.
Published in Norwich Bulletin on May 7, 2014
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