Rocky, our congenial classmate, died June 8, 2018, after a period of declining health. He was a longtime resident of Gilford and Laconia, N.H. He had recently been diagnosed with inoperable cancer.

Rocky was warm, friendly, and invariably upbeat. A Tower clubmate described him as “the nicest person I have ever met.”

Rocky graduated from Berlin High School, in Berlin, N.H. At Princeton, he was a member of the sailing team freshman and sophomore years and was elected to the UGA as a dormitory representative and to the board of the U-Store, where he worked. He majored in philosophy and roomed with Rod McNealy and David Drain sophomore and junior years in Holder and again with Rod senior year in Campbell.

After Princeton, he attended the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome and was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1976. He served in the New Hampshire diocese for more than 20 years and afterward was a counselor at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, N.H.

He is survived by Michael Mortensen, with whom he made his home; a sister, Faye; a brother, Louis; four uncles; two aunts; and numerous cousins. The class sends its condolences to the friends and family of Rocky.

Undergraduate Class of 1972