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PEABODY - Louis W. Rochon, 88, of Haverhill, and formerly of Peabody, and Salem, died Sunday afternoon at Lawrence General Hospital, following a brief illness. He was the devoted husband of the late Joan (Paskowski) Rochon, with whom he shared over 32 years of marriage.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Szczepanek) Rochon, and was a graduate of Salem High School, class of 1948.
A Korean War Army veteran, he served in the Punch Bowl of Korea, and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, United Nation Service Medal with two bronze service stars, and the Korean Service Medal, before his honorable discharge on February 23, 1953.
He was a member of the American Legion Spear Post 331 in Beverly, VFW Post 1524 in Salem, and was very active member of the Salem YMCA.
Louis was a firefighter for the city of Peabody for over 33 years, before retiring on July 20, 1990, and was a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Louis is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Kirby Fiegel, of Ore., Carol and Blake Seale, of West Newbury, and Tricia and Jay Povey, of Hamstead, N.H.; his sister, Bella Doucette, of Haverhill; his sister-in-law, Barbara Rochon, of Salem; and is also survived by his beloved five grandchildren, Lily, Blake Jr., Carly, Adam, and Isabel, and by a great-grandchild, Harrison; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Rochon, and his brother, Salem fire fighter Fred Rochon.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Peabody, to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. For directions and online obituary, visit www.ccbfuneral.com.
Published on January 29, 2018
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