Rock D. Foell

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January 26, 1962 ~ January 5, 2022

Born in: Meriden, CT
Resided in: Meriden, CT

Rock Douglas Foell, 59, lifelong resident of Meriden, unexpectedly passed away due to a tragic accident, on January 5, 2022 in Hartford. He was born in Meriden on January 26, 1962, a son of the late Alfred Edward and Sandra Burgett Foell. He is survived by his daughter Jenna Lahey-Foell, longtime girlfriend Barbie Poplin, brother Michael Foell and Susan Vaccaro, and sisters; Elizabeth Foell, Deborah Foell, Melinda DuMond and her husband Frank, and Beverly Butcher. Predeceased by his sister Laurie Fredrickson. He also leaves behind many cousins and friends.
Rock had been working as a self-employed general contractor until his passing. Rock was a friend to many and loved by all. He was willing to help anyone at any time. His personality was larger than life, and you always knew when he was in the room. He will be missed by all.
Friends are invited to visit with his family from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14th at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. A memorial service celebrating Rock’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. To view a livestream of the service, please use this link: Rock Foell Memorial Service. Password for access is Foell.


Visitation: January 14, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


Funeral Service: January 14, 2022 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


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  1. Rock, I will miss u sooo much. You have helped me out whenever I was in need. You were a great friend that always made me laugh. I’m so heartbroken but my memories of you will carry on. May your soul RIP. Gone but never forgotten! Love Pattyz “ Better known as Trish the dish” 🌹💒😢

  2. I first met Rock almost 37 years ago when I became friends with his sister Liz & family. He was a sweet guy who will be greatly missed.

  3. My heart hurts so deeply to know that you’re gone. There are so many chapters in my life that you were such a huge part of, I remember all of it and I’ll miss you forever.

  4. Love you Rock, You not in this world is going to be a hard on a lot of people. Your helpfulness that you gave to everyone will be missed. My prayers for all. This is very hard to swallow. You Will Be Missed. Rest In Peace Rock

  5. Rock I have found memories of you. I will miss seeing you around 😢 💔 😞 untill we meet again 😢!

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about Rock. He was a loving and caring friend who helped me out of many good and bad situations. He was always willing to lend a hand and had the best sense of humor. My love to you Pebbles and your family. Godspeed Rock

  7. Sending prayers to you Rock. You were always a special, kind man to me. I’ll miss your laughter and your friendship, I’ll always remember many fond memories hanging out with friends. My deepest sympathies to Rock’s family. God Bless you Rock!!! Always in my heart. Rest in peace my friend. 💜

  8. Liz, Michael,Sue and Barbie
    I am so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Rock was a one in a million type of guy! He was always giving a helping hand to one in need with a smile that was contagious! I always enjoyed his company with laughter!! I will keep you all in my prayers to help guide you through this process.
    RIP Rock

  9. Our hearts are broken to hear we have lost you. We will miss your infectious laugh and all the ways you cared for so many. Great memories are what we have now to comfort us until we meet again. RIP Rock. Prayers to the family.

    Bun and Terry

  10. Prayers to the family. Rock was a friend and will be sorely missed. When he came into the room with his burly voice you knew it was Rocky. Rest in peace brother.

  11. You were one of a kind, a true friend and always there to help. You could brighten the darkest of days with a joke followed by your infectious laugh. It won’t be the same without you. Until we meet again rest easy dear friend. We love you. Love Kato & Krystal aka the kids.

  12. You were one of a kind a true friend. And always willing to help. You could brighten the darkest of days with a joke and your infectious laugh. Things will never be the same without you. Until we meet again dear friend. We love you. Love Kato & Krystal aka the kids.

  13. You were my friend and I was lucky to have a friend who always brightened the room up with your smile. Thanks for all the fun times we had I will never forget those great times we had. God Bless you my friend.

  14. R.I.P. my friend.
    I could always knew who it was when you laughed.

    Many a night we partied.

    May you be in God’s Kingdom.
    Peace and Love

  15. Rest In Peace my friend. You were a great friend. We will never forget you. You were a friend to all. We Especially won’t forget your loud voice that carried over everyone. I’m pretty sure the people a town over heard you loud an clear. Lol! Rest easy and thanks for being you.

  16. Mike so sorry to hear this sad news. Rock was always the life of the party and could always make us laugh. We had many good times together back in the day .may he RIP.
    Deepest Condolences

  17. Michael,Sue, Barbi and family Rob and I are so sorry for your loss. Rocky was a great brother, a great friend, and a great man with a boisterous personality! He would always give a helping hand if you ever needed help. He would always have a joke, a loud long great story, which I always enjoyed sharing a joint with him while he told his story! I will always remember about 10 years ago at the red light on broad street I was on the back of a motorcycle, I could hear rock’s loud rubbeling voice telling a story in city tavern dug out!!!That still brings a smile to my face thinking of it!! No July 4th picnic or Superbowl party will never be the same without you there brother, but we will always have our memories of you.. You are and will be in our memories always! Rest in peace brother, love ya!!!!

  18. Michael, Sue, Barbi and family sorry for your lose. Rocky was a great brother, a great friend and a great man! Rock always had a great story that was loud and full of great funny details. Our parties and picnics will certainly not be the same not having the sound of a boisterous Rocky telling a great story. He was also great helping out when you needed a hand getting something done. I will have great memories of rocky. Rest in peace brother we love ya!!

  19. RIP ROCK, we love you, too much to say how much and how we go way back being friends with you..a wonderful and a great friend we all lost, God bless

  20. To Rock’s family
    We were saddened to learn of Rock’s tragic death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We know that this is a very difficult time, but hope as the days go by, some sunlight will shine on all of you. We hope this photo will bring smiles to your faces.

    Cousin Duke Foell and his wife Carol

  21. To Jenna and the Foell Family,
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your beloved Rock. May all of the good memories you have now bring you comfort. May he rest in peace. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  22. Pebo Guy –
    My sincere condolences….awaiting surgery therefore unable to attend services. Be in touch soon.
    Mike Mancano

  23. So very sorry to hear about Rock’s passing. He always had a giant presence and kindness. He’s a person who will always be remembered in my life.

  24. What can I say Rock..I wish I knew…the crapy and good times we went thru. Monsters and crazy friends. You will always have a place in my heart Rock!

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