FRAMINGHAM, MA: Paul Rocha, 84, a resident of Framingham for 60 years, died peacefully in the presence of family on Friday, June 15, 2018. He was the beloved husband of the late Muguette Rocha with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in New Bedford, MA., he was the son of the late Joseph and Evangelina Rocha and brother to eight siblings. At the age of 21 he met Muguette LeBlanc, who had moved to the US from Canada, and they were married in 1954 while living in Fairhaven MA. They eventually moved to Framingham in 1957.
Paul spent his entire work career as a Lab Technician for Raytheon Corp retiring after 37 years of service to the company and membership in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. In addition, he worked as the head chef at the Monticello Night Club in Framingham at the height of its popularity in the 60's and 70's and met many of the country's top singers and performers. Loved by everyone who knew him as a man who would extend help at any time, he was especially passionate about his family from New Bedford and Framingham dedicating most of his time to supporting them all. He extended his family to include exchange students from several countries in Europe and many are still in touch today. Following retirement, he and Muguette enjoyed traveling throughout Europe, Canada and Central America.
He is survived by his children: Mark S. Rocha and his wife Kathy F. Rocha of Woodstock, CT and Deborah L. Marston and partner Gary Gill of Worcester, MA; 3 grandchildren: Christopher M. Marston and his wife Teona, Scott D. Marston and Darrell F. Rocha; one cherished great grandson: Tanner Paul Marston and numerous nieces and nephews in he US and Canada.
Visiting hours are Wednesday, June 20 from 5:00 TO 8:00 P.M. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday June 21 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Bridget's Church, 830 Worcester, Rd. (Rte. 9 east), Framingham. Private burial will take place at a later date. For further information, please visit www.boylebrothers.com.