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Anthony Mark Rorick

July 6, 1943 ~ December 8, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Anthony Rorick Obituary

Anthony Mark Rorick, 80, of Hyde Park passed away on December 8, 2023 surrounded by loved ones.

Anthony was born on July 6, 1943 in Pasadena, California, the son of Max and Marjorie Rorick.  He was raised in Winthrop, MA where he married the love of his life, Patricia O'Donnell, on September 15, 1965 and raised their two children Michelle and Michael.  Anthony graduated from Winthrop High School and served his country in the United State Army in Okinawa during the Vietnam War where he worked on servicing generators. Anthony spent the majority of his career servicing the people of Winthrop through his employment at the Rapid Transit Bus Company.  Pat and Tony moved to Vermont in 2002.  

He was dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.  He cherished spending time with family and especially loved conversation and laughs around the dinner table.  Anthony's passion was music and movies.  He had an enviable collection of both and took great pleasure in sharing these with others.  He also liked travelling to new places.  He enjoyed camping, going on cruise ships with his wife as well as long distance bus tours.  Another favorite activity was going on picnics with family, Crystal Lake was one of his favorite state parks.  Anthony also had a great affinity for nature and the outdoors.  He took great pleasure in bird watching and spending time outside.  He was an active member of the local VFW and American Legion.

Anthony is survived by his two children Michelle Pelton and her husband Rand of Elmore, VT and Michael Rorick and his wife Caterina of Framingham, MA. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Jesse, Darius and Peninnah of Elmore, VT and Kaden of Framingham, MA. He is predeceased by his wife Patricia and his brother Nathaniel Rorick.

Hours of visitation will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, 97 Church Street, Hardwick, VT. Burial will take place in the spring of 2024. Time to be announced. Online condolences and memories of Anthony may be shared with his family at

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Copley Hospital as well as the wonderful Home Health Providers and Dr. Phil Kiely.  
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January 6, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
desGroseilliers Funeral Home and Cremation Care
97 Church Street PO Box 495
Hardwick, VT 05843


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