Murray V. Rockwell, 84

Murray V. Rockwell, 84, of rural North Manchester, died 1:15 a.m., Sunday, April 18, 2021, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on Nov. 4, 1936, in Framingham, Mass., to Jack and Sarah (Weaver) Rockwell.

Murray married Janet West on Feb. 23, 1956, in Woonsocket, R.I. He was a heavy equipment operator all of his life, most recently with Star Construction, where he retired in 2011. Murray loved the outdoors, especially mowing his yard. He was known as "Popeye" to his grandchildren, and was an avid animal lover.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Janet Rockwell of North Manchester; three children, Lori Lesperance and Brian (Kim) Rockwell, both of Blackstone, Mass., and Kim (David) Roger of Barrington, N.H.; two brothers, Fred Rockwell and Doug Rockwell, both of Massachusetts; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his loving dog, Tillie; and cat, Charlie. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Scott Victor Rockwell, Sr. and Linda Fournier; brother, John Rockwell; and son-in-law, Jerry Lesperance.

Per Murray's request, there will be no public service. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is American Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Murray may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Apr 21