Robert Anthony Zock

Robert Zock Obituary

Robert Anthony Zock, known as Bob, passed away peacefully at his home in Ashland, New Hampshire aged 90 years, on July 1, 2023.

Born March 6, 1933, in Waterbury, CT, Bob was the son of the late Matthias J Zock and Lucille (Fagnanni) Zock, and the brother of the late Marie Zock Jones. Bob was raised in the Bronx, New York, and later his family moved to Wellesley Hills, MA where he attended St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, MA and graduated in 1950.  From there he went to Harvard College in Cambridge, MA, where he majored in Economics, graduating in 1954.  While in college, he belonged to The Bat Club, Hasty Pudding Club, The Harvard College Catholic Club, and was a member of the Varsity Tennis team.

Bob then attended Columbia Law School, graduating in 1957.  His professional career began at Hale & Dorr in Boston, where he remained for twenty years and ultimately headed the Trust Department.  He continued this work when in 1976, he formed Robert A. Zock, Co & Inc., an investment advisory.

In 1961, Bob married Maureen McGreal, daughter of the late James and Bridget McGreal, of Conway (Redstone), New Hampshire at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. Together they shared 62 years of devotion and love to their family and their faith. Bob and Maureen lived initially in Wellesley, MA, then Sudbury, MA. From there, they moved to Ashland, NH, where they lived for fifty years.  Together they have five children: Elizabeth Zock (partner Richard Bartlett), Mary Ann Zock (partner Curtis Sherrer), Robert Zock, Jr. (partner Suzanne Matthews), Katherine Zock (husband Adrian Butterworth), and Margaret Zock (husband Peter Sayour).  His life was further enriched by his eleven grandchildren to which he was a loving and supportive ‘Tepa”: Amy, Kristin, Ethan, Gabriel, Lucas, August, Lucia, Oliver, Henry, Charles, and James.

Bob generously committed himself to selected educational institutions throughout his life, serving as a Trustee at the Holderness School in Plymouth, NH, Bishop Brady High School in Concord, NH, and St Sebastian’s School in Needham, MA.

Later in life, Bob enjoyed traveling with his wife Maureen and children. He also was an avid reader, who sought the beauty of mountains and the reward of maintaining the trees and mowing the fields with his 1951 Ford 8N tractor at the home he loved in New Hampshire. Bob’s communion with nature and animals was intrinsic to his spirit and provided him a balance that characterized his life. His humility, wisdom, warm compassion and genuine kindness was a gift; as was his steadfast, uncompromising devotion to his wife and family. He will be deeply missed, always remembered, and will remain forever in the hearts of his family.

Bob is survived by his wife, their five children, eleven grandchildren and cousins from the Zock family: Claire Zock, Joseph Zock, Virginia (Ginger) Houser, James Zock, Susanne White, Therese (Terri) Lochry, Joan Hagedorn, Lorraine Zock and Leila Baker. Also, survived by his sister’s children, Christopher Jones and Anita Vasiloff. 

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Matthias J Zock and Lucille (Fagnanni) Zock; his sister Marie Zock Jones; and a grandson, Matthias J Zock II.

The family gratefully thanks Dr. David Min and his nurse, Laura, of Dartmouth Cardiology, the Lakes Region Visiting Nurse Association, and the entire care team from HomeCarePros, LLC based in Ossipee, New Hampshire. Stefanie Bissonnette, Edna Blake, Annie Cote, Dolly, Morgan, Bailey, Laura, and Grace together made an indelible contribution of both professional and emotional support.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 14, from 5-7pm at Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Ave, Ashland, NH. The funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, at 11:00am at Holy Trinity Parish/St Matthew’s Church, 11 School Street, Plymouth, NH. Internment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St Anne’s Shrine, 92 St Anne’s Rd, Isle La Motte, Vermont. For more information go to, Dupuisfuneralhome.com.

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