Joseph "Joey" Richard Knox, RNBSN

August 27, 1982January 18, 2022
Obituary of Joseph "Joey" Richard Knox, RNBSN


Rock Funeral Home

It is with a great deal of sorrow that we announce the unexpected death of Joseph Richard Knox (Joey Knox), beloved son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Joseph, born on Friday, August 27, 1982 was the son of James and Rochelle Knox of Acushnet. Joey was a jack-of-all-trades and master of many. Joey had a super power of telling stories and talking anyone through a problem or discussing common interests. He also had a passion for spending time at the beach, snowboarding, and camping. Joey was also known for taking pride in his many different skill sets including nursing, caring for others, his amazingly creative artwork, and cooking up ingenious and crazy concoctions. Joey had a heart of GOLD and above all else, valued his ability to help others. Joey was known for his infectious smile, his many friends, and his ability and willingness to help anyone with many different projects. Joey often said, “I was put on this earth to care for and help people.” Joey was loved by everyone around him and touched so many people with his infectious personality. Joey was super smart and crazy creative at the same time. Joey had an undying love for his family, in particular all of his nieces and nephews. He loved, cherished, and enjoyed sharing his passion for model trains with them. Joey attended Saint Francis Xavier School from kindergarten through eighth grade, where he was also an alter server. Joey then went on to complete the electrical shop at Old Colony Regional Vocational High School. He later completed his bachelor’s degree in nursing at UMASS Dartmouth, during which time he worked in the Emergency Department at Saint Luke’s Hospital. He continued on with his profession of nursing, working for a couple of local hospitals as well as for Walgreen’s as a home infusion specialist. Joey worked for the Acushnet Fire Department and had a passion for firefighting and being an EMT. In his youth, Joey played basketball and baseball in the AYAA. Later, he played baseball as well as football, as the quarterback, for Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School. He is survived by his parents, James and Rochelle Knox, his grandmother Gloria Richard-Chartier and her husband Armand Chartier, sisters Jenny Tavares and her husband Shane, Sarah Griffin and her husband Joe, Rebecca Frysinger and her husband Paul, along with nieces Samantha, Alana, and Mya, and nephews Coleman, SJ, and Jonathan. He is also survived by a very large and loving number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Joey is predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Hector Richard, and paternal grandparents, Alexander Knox Jr, and Sarah-Jane Knox Kirby. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joey’s honor may be made to: Old Colony Regional Vocational High School, c/o the Athletics Department, 476 North Avenue, Rochester, MA 02770 Joey’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 10:00AM in St. Francis of Xavier Church, 125 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 02743. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Monday from 4:00 to 7:00PM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02743. Burial will be private. To leave a note of condolence:

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Monday, January 24, 2022


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Mass of Christian Burial


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