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“Gregg, some of my happiest childhood memories were growing up on Cheryl Lane and Rocko, as well as yourself were such a big part of them. We had a...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Pjhillips-Shamberger - NH

“Hi Gregg. I was your neighbor many years ago, on Cheryl Lane, Nancy Phillips. I wanted to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Phillips-Shamberger - NH

“Our deepest condolences to his family In behalf of all the Ground Round Waltham ex employees, we had the honor to see you again on our last reunion...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Fernando Reyes - Waltham, MA

“Saddened to here your gone. You will not be forgotten . Rest In Peace Rocko ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Evans - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Rocko,I'll never forget you my friend. You always made me laugh, and had a heart of pure gold! I talked about you often to my boys, we had plans to...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Melissa Lyons - Waltham, MA

“Rest in peace you are in my thoughts and prayers ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Kenneth Meltzer - Waltham, MA

“Our Friend........Lots of fun times at Stop and Shop, softball, bowling, and Ground Round on Friday Nights.....Taken from us way to soonYou were the...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Renee Aucoin - Burlington, MA

“So sorry to hear. We had many good times when we were much younger. Prayers to all. Rest well Rocko. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Carole McAleer - Waltham, MA

“A rough voiced bear with a heart of gold. I missed you before you were gone. Rest In Peace, my friend. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Marcia King - Friend

“Stevie aka Rocko, You my darling were one of the best around! We will always have our wonderful Cheryl Lane memories my Brother. Now Rest In Peace...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Karen McGilvray - Waltham, MA

“Rocko my dear friend! I can only hope I made you as happy as you made me. You were always so good to us, Jennifer, Brian & DJ! Thank you May you Rest...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie Withrow - Watertown, MA

“Rocko my dear friend! I can only hope I made you as happy as you made me. You were always so good to us, Jennifer, Brian & DJ! Thank you May you Rest...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie Withrow - Watertown, MA

“Sincere Condolences to Rocky family. He was a gentle, kind and funny person. Although I hadn't seen him years I remember many good times shared. My...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Roni Gagnon - Waltham, MA

“Rocko was a great person and mentor to me in the business.He was kind and passionate.He will be missed by many. “ our soul never dies, it...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Gary nazzaro - Friend


15 of 16 | Posted by: Gary nazzaro - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Rocco's passing. He was a great long time friend. He will be sorely missed. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Cummings - Waltham, MA


Waltham – Mr. Steven E. 'Rocko' Rotchford, of Waltham, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington. He was 65.

Steven, affectionately known as 'Rocko' was born June 24, 1955 in Waltham a son of the late Edward R. and Barbara M. (Curtin) Rotchford. He was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1974.

Steven worked as the parts manager for Minuteman Volkswagen in Bedford and previously at Brookline Volkswagen.

He enjoyed golfing and bowling and will be remembered as a low-key gentle and quiet friend.

In addition to his parents, Edward and Barbara, he is predeceased by his siblings, Michael. J. Rotchford and Joyce R. Rotchford.

He leaves his brother, Gregg D. Rotchford and his wife, Maureen of Framingham; his sister-in-law,Virginia M. Rotchford of Wareham, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Steven's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, August 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc., One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215