In Memoriam to Our Departed American French Genealogical Society Members
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Philip Joseph Lockwood Jr., 73, of Maple Street, Norfolk; formerly of Attleboro, died on Monday evening, Feb. 22, 2010 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro following a period of declining health. He was the husband of Claire Y. (Bessette) Lockwood, to whom he was married on May 21, 1955.
He was born in Lincoln, R.I. on Jan. 13, 1937, he was a son of the late Philip J. Lockwood Sr. and Kathryn (Gaynor) Lockwood. He was raised and educated in Pawtucket, R.I., where he was a 1954 graduate of the former Pawtucket East High School.
Mr. Lockwood proudly served as a member of the United States Navy Reserve.He moved to Norfolk in 2004 from Lucien Drive in South Attleboro, where he had resided since 2000. Prior to moving to South Attleboro, Mr. Lockwood was a resident of Steere Street, Attleboro from 1977 to 2000, and had resided in New Jersey from 1972 to 1977, and in Seekonk from 1959 to 1972.
Mr. Lockwood was employed as a transportation manager in the trucking industry for many years prior to his retirement in 2001. He worked for numerous companies during his career, including Franklin Environmental Services and St. Johnsbury Trucking Co. Inc.
Since moving to Norfolk, he was a communicant of St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, and was a former longtime communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Seekonk, where he served as a Eucharistic minister, lecturer and CCD-Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher.
He was a longtime volunteer at the National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette in Attleboro, Mr. Lockwood was active in the Family Retreat program from 1964 to 1972, where he assisted with the children's program and assisted the counselors. A man of strong religious convictions, Mr. Lockwood was an active volunteer in Marriage Encounter in Massachusetts and New Jersey.
In earlier years, he served as an assistant scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America when his boys were young.
He and his wife enjoyed square dancing. Mr. Lockwood enjoyed creating poetry. He was the husband of Claire Y. (Bessette) Lockwood whom he married on May 21, 1955.
In addition to his wife of almost 55 years, he leaves seven children: Denise C. Lockwood of Melbourne, Fla., and her twin brother, Dennis P. Lockwood of Millington, N.J.; Daniel M. Lockwood of Hillside, N.J.; Doreen K. Bailey of Attleboro; David G. Lockwood of Truckee, Calif.; Diane M. Miller of Norfolk and Douglas A. Lockwood of Sandy, Utah; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Gregory Lockwood of Easton, and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Anthony Lockwood.
He was eagerly expecting the arrival of his first great-grandchild in July.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation on Friday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. A children's room will be available during visitation and the funeral.
Those in need of a ride to visitation may simply call the funeral home at 508-695-0200 to make an advance reservation for such gratis transportation.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:45 a.m. from the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, the national historic Colonel Obed Robinson Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave. (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Seekonk.
Burial will be private in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Attleboro.
Following church services, family and friends will be welcomed to join the family for a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at a location to be announced.
Please do not send flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dyer-Lake Charitable Foundation Inc., a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, 161 Commonwealth Ave., North Attleboro, MA 02760 to benefit the National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, Attleboro.
For additional information, or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. 508-695-0200.
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