American Veteran 08

Roderick D. Ambrose

March 24, 1932 ~ September 12, 2019 (age 87)

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Roderick D. Ambrose, 87 of Hanson passed away on Thursday September 12, 2019 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. He was born in Melrose on March 24, 1932 to the late Joseph and Jessie (McLean) Ambrose. Rod was raised and educated in Brighton where he attended Brighton High School. He was a loving husband of 66 years to Helen (Lenane) Ambrose.

Mr. Ambrose was a proud Veteran of the United States Army and served during the Korean War. After the military, Rod worked for many years in the construction field where he was a union member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman, Local 3. He then went on to Acme Waterproofing Co. Inc. where he enjoyed working with his family. He was happiest walking his dog, Shiloh, spending time reading, and being with his family.

Along with his beloved wife Helen, Rod leaves behind Roderick Ambrose Jr. ad his wife Kathleen of Abington, Joseph Ambrose and his wife Susan of Norwell, and Daniel Ambrose and his wife Christina of Hanson.  He was the beloved brother of Janis Purcell of New Mexico, Mary O'Lalor of Falmouth, and the late Margaret Sheehan, Natalie Ambrose, and Joseph Ambrose. Rod was the loving grandfather to seven and great grandfather to five.

The Ambrose's welcome family and friends to celebrate his life on Wednesday September 18, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home 4 West Washington St.(Corner Rte. 58) Hanson. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday September 19, 2019 at St. Joseph the Worker Church (Corner Rte's 58 and 14) Hanson at 9:00 AM. Burial will follow at Fern Hill Cemetery, Hanson.

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September 18, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home and South Shore Cremation Services
4 West Washington Street
Hanson, MA 02341

Funeral Service
September 19, 2019

9:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker
1 Maquan St.
Hanson, MA 02341

September 19, 2019

Fern Hill Cemetery
784 High St.
Hanson, MA 02341

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