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Robert C. Hocking

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Robert C. "Rob" Hocking of Mashpee passed away on June 3, 2011. He was 63 years old. Son of W. Thomas Hocking and his wife Rebecca of Garland, Maine, and the late Muriel Vyska, Rob attended the Northborough School System and the University of Maine studying Marine Science. As a member of the US Army he spent a tour in Viet Nam where he received a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and an Air Medal. Rob was a yacht broker in southern California for many years. He retired to Mattapoisett to sail with his beautiful wife and enjoy family. He is survived by his wife Karen (Morrall), daughter Melanie Hocking, step children Abigail Ierardi and David Hatch and three grandchildren. He was the brother of Ted Hocking and his wife Sally of Baldwin, Maine, Cynthia Labonte and her husband Norman of Brookfield, Tom Hocking and his wife Valerie of Garland, Maine and the late Russell Hocking. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 840 Sandwich Rd., East Falmouth on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 1:00pm. with a burial following at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Donations may be made to ACS , 125 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

Published in The Sentinel from June 7 to June 14, 2011
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