Joseph M. Rocha, Jr.

Joseph M. Rocha, Jr., 50, of Acushnet passed away after a long illness on November 4, 2017.

Born in Mattapoisett, he was the son of Nancy Silveira Rocha and the late Joseph M. Rocha Sr.

Joey graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School in 1985 and from Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania, in 1989. Upon graduating he entered the marketing field where he served as Warehouse Manager for several firms until resigning due to illness. He was well known for his outgoing personality and generosity. He loved his family, animals, history and cooking.

Survivors include his beloved mother; two sisters, Lisa Fuller and her husband John and Missy Farias and her husband Paul; several nieces and a nephew including Godchild, Jessica Fuller, Katrina Bissonnette and her husband Scott, Ryan Farias, Bridget Farias and great-niece, Aibhlin. He is also survived by his Godmother Shirley Bernier and her husband John, and several cousins.

His Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 6-8 pm in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. There will be no services held for Joseph on Friday. His Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation, in Joseph’s name, to Shepherd’s Pantry, 1215 Main Street, Acushnet, MA, 02743. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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