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Edward W. “Red” Horrocks, Sr.

Funeral Services & Interment will be held Privately due to the ongoing pandemic for Edward W. Horrocks, Sr., who died on Wednesday, October 7th, at the Melrose – Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness, he was 92 years old.

Ed was born & raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was educated there and after high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Ed later re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was most proud of his service to his country and being a Marine. When he returned home, he met & married Ruth Chiary and the couple settled in Revere, where they remained and raised their family. Ed was a dedicated hardworking family man. He worked for the City of Revere, a career that spanned 35 years, retiring in 1993. He was affectionately known as “Red” due to his tall stature & red hair. Ed loved being surrounded by his family whatever the event was. He was also a man that stood out in the neighborhood and was the surrogate father of several other kids and relatives. Had was also known as a “magician”, he would perform magic tricks at get togethers & parties. He was certainly the Patriarch of his family.

He is the devoted husband of the late Ruth E. (Chiary) Horrocks, of 70 years. Loving father of Edward W. “Buddy” Horrocks, Jr. & wife Nancy of Palm Harbor, FL., Kathleen G. Horrocks & her husband Robert Boudreau of Waltham, William E. Horrocks & wife Deborah of York, ME & the Late Kenneth F. Horrocks & his wife Brenda Horrocks of Worton, MD. Cherished grandfather of Cindy Horrocks & her companion Christopher Harrington of Clearwater, FL, Jill Horrocks of Largo, FL, Kristi Horrocks of Safety Harbor, FL, William Horrocks & wife Samantha of Salisbury, Chelsea Jennings & husband Roland of Chestertown, MD & Stacy Heredia of York, ME. Great grandfather of Ryan, Ben, Luke, Grey, Samuel & Lyla. Dear brother of the late Joseph Horrocks. Special Surrogate father of Robin Upton of Idaho & Nancy & Roy Upton of CA. He is also lovingly survived by Daniel J. Doherty & his wife Kim of North Reading and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Funeral Services will be Private.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St. Boston, MA 02108.


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