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August 16, 2012

Edward Francis Rock, 69

Groveland — Edward Francis Rock, 69, of Groveland and formerly of Salem, MA passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at his sister’s residence.

He was born in Newburyport, MA on March 18, 1943, son of the late Francis and Geraldine (Cole) Rock. He was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1961 and entered the U.S. Navy serving from 1961-1965, attaining rank of E-5, RD2. Edward was later employed at Sylvania in Danvers and Dennison Copy in Framingham. He retired from the Dept of the Navy as a supervisor for many years.

He was the father of the late Peter E. Rock and is survived by his son Michael D. Rock and his wife Jackie of Murray, UT, his sister who cared for him during his illness Lee J. and her husband David Shanahan of Groveland, two grandchildren Lily and Kyle Rock, and a nephew Michael D. Shanahan and his wife Jenny of Hale Thorpe, MD.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, Aug. 14th at 11:00 at St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln Ave. Haverhill. Burial with military honors followed in the veteran’s section of Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home were held on Monday. Contributions in his memory may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack St. Bldg. 9 Lawrence, MA 01843. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit