FAIRHAVEN-Gail F. (Grace) Rock, 81, of Fairhaven passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of 62 years to Richard E. Rock.
Born and raised in New Bedford, daughter of the late Bernard J. And Alice H. (Swallow) Grace, she settled in Fairhaven 45 years ago. Gail was a graduate of New Bedford High School and communicant of Holy Name Church in New Bedford. She had many occupations, one of which was a cook in the Fairhaven Public School system.
She is survived by her loving husband Richard of Fairhaven; five sons, Michael J. Rock and his wife Janet of Dartmouth, Richard C. Rock and his wife Ronda of Fairhaven, Daniel J. Rock and his wife Judith of Dartmouth, Peter J. Rock of Fairhaven and Joseph R. Rock and his wife Lori of New Bedford; a brother, Kerry Grace and his wife Judith of New Bedford; a sister in law, Marilyn York and her husband David of Acushnet; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Gail was the sister of the late Bernard “Tommy” Grace, Jr. and sister in law to the late Donald P. Rock.
In accordance with her wishes she was cremated and a private service will be held for the family. Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St., Fairhaven. For memorial register please visit, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gail’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
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