Caroline G. "Kay" (Castagnino) Hockenberry
Caroline G. Hockenberry, 95
Dateline: Norton, MA
Caroline G. “Kay” (Castagnino) Hockenberry, age, 95, of Norton, passed away, peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. She was the beloved wife and best friend of the late Merl E. “John” Hockenberry, to whom she was wed for sixty years at the time of his death on March 16, 2009.
Born in Newton, MA on December 28, 1925, she was a loving daughter of the late Giuseppe and Rosaria “Rose” (Barberio) Castagnino.
Kay grew up in West Newton and was a graduate of Newton High School. Unconditionally, she loved her family more than anything else in the world. Her passing away has left a great void and much sadness, but her memory as a dedicated homemaker, mother, grandmother and great grandmother will live on as a legacy in their hearts forever.
Mrs. Hockenberry had made her home in Norton for the past fifty-four years and was a communicant of Saint Mary’s Church in Norton. While living in West Newton, she was an active parishioner of Saint Bernard’s Church, where she served as a member of Women’s Sodality Club.
She is survived by her devoted children: Rosanne Forbes and her husband David of North Attleboro, Joyce Marcolini of Norton, Jane M. Lavoie of Florida and the late John Hockenberry. She was the cherished grandmother of David Horton, Caroline Collito, Craig Marcolini, Jeffrey Lavoie, Chelsey Hird and the great grandmother of Dominic Collito, Isabelle Horton, Julian Horton, Logan Collito, Anthony Marcolini and Avery Lavoie. She was the dear sister of the late Bruno, John, Francis and Joseph Castagnino and is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 16th at 11:00 A.M. in Saint Mary’s Church, 1 Power Street, Norton. Burial will follow at the Timothy Plain Cemetery in Norton.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation prior to her Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main Street, Mansfield.
Those wishing, may remember Caroline with a donation in her memory to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court Street, Unit 2601, Boston, MA 02108.
To send her family a message of condolence, please visit www.shermanjackson.com