Kenneth H. Rockwood, DVM (1941-2023)

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Kenneth H. Rockwood, DVM

FALMOUTH – Dr. Kenneth Henry Rockwood, age 82, died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease on April 3, 2023 in Falmouth, ME.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Marcia Morton Rockwood, of Falmouth, ME; his daughters and sons-in-law, Melora and Eugene Hurley of Millis, MA, and Amanda Rockwood and Corey Noel of Gorham, ME; his three grandchildren, Caela and Hayden Hurley and Lillianna Noel; his older brother and brother-in-law, Donald Rockwood and Bruce Cook of Mashpee, MA.

Kenneth was born March 9, 1941 in Attleboro, MA to parents, Lillian and Clinton Rockwood of Norfolk, MA. He attended Norfolk County Agricultural School from 1956-1959. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Stockbridge in 1961. His pursuit of a career devoted to the well-being of animals took him to Manhattan, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1969 with a doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine and a masters in Dairy Nutrition. He was licensed to practice in Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Ohio and Maine. In 1975 he established his practice on Rt 2 in Farmington, ME where he practiced for over 40 years. His family and friends will always remember him as a humble, sweet, and fun-humored person.

A private memorial service is scheduled for the end of April. The family would like to thank Legacy Memory Care for their support, compassion, and kindness in Ken’s final months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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  1. Dr. Rockwood was wonderful man and veterinarian. He was my fur babies Dr. for years. I was so sad when he retired. I was also involved in the 4-H Sheep club that he was leader of for awhile.
    Sorry for your lose Marsha and Family. Much respect to this amazing man. Rest In Peace

  2. My most sincere condolences to all is the family.
    A great man has passed. His smile was infectious and his care and compassion extended to all who had the privilege to know him.

  3. I have wonderful memories of Dr. Rockwood and his care and concern for our dogs and cats. Such a kind man and wonderfully supported by his wife, Marsha who i also remember so well for her friendliness and caring.

  4. My deepest condolences to Marcia and the family on the passing of Dr. Rockwood. Our family’s furbabies became patients of his practice when they opened. The care they received there was always for our furbabies’ highest and best quality of life. I am very sure there was a very long honor line waiting for him made up of all the furbabies he helped in his many years, as he crossed their special Rainbow Bridge to Heaven.

  5. Loved Dr. Rockwood so much, he was such a great vet and always taught me something to better care for my animals,, my condolences to his family

  6. My heartfelt condolences to Dr. Rockwood’s family and friends. He took care of my fur babies for years. He was such a sweet and caring man towards the animals. RIP Sir and thank you for your years of service.

  7. Amanda and family,
    Thinking of you. Your father was a wonderful person and a great vet. Many were so sad when he closed his practice. Hugs to you.

  8. Just can’t say enough about Ken as an outstanding veterinarian and friend who with Marcia graced us with their presence and service to our community and beloved pets. We feel so blessed to have had their care for our many pets. You both gentled us through sad times, gave the best care to our pets and shared many happy hours of friendship with our family. Thinking of all of you as you treasure the memories of a life so well lived.

  9. So sorry to read this obituary in the Daily Bulldog. Even though we usually met each morning at Ron’s Mkt, I always considered him as my friend. He was fun to be around and both interesting to listen to and very receptive to the comments of others. I have missed him since he left Farmington and saddened by this message. God Bless his family. May he rest in Peace!

  10. Sincere condolences to Marsha, family and friends. My mom and dad had the greatest respect for Dr. Rockwood and his staff and appreciated all the loving care he gave their kennel of English Springers and poodles, as well as the love and compassion he showed them.

  11. Dr,Rockwood was such a wonderful man, He was my pets Vet since the 60’s and was always there when your pet needed him,I will never forget him.My Thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family..So sorry for your lodd.

  12. Such a great man. Remember his kindness as our Vet. and seeing him at the ski slope or about town. My sympathies to Marsha and family.

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