Springfield, Massachusetts: Private Monument to Rocky Marciano

The undefeated heavyweight boxing champion had nothing much to do with Springfield, but an Italian specialty food store owner put up a tribute marker in his parking lot.

Mom and Rico's Specialty Market

Address:
899 Main St., Springfield, MA
Directions:
I-91 exits 4 or 5. Drive west one block to Main St., then turn left (north). Mom and Rico's Specialty Market will be on the right, a dozen blocks north, between Winthrop and William Sts.
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In Memory of Rocky Marciano. Private Monument to Rocky Marciano

Not much to see, just a headstone and a couple of urns in a parking lot.

[David Cholewa, 01/24/2010]

Rocky was an undefeated heavyweight boxing champion. He had nothing much to do with Springfield, but the owner of an Italian specialty food store liked him and in the 1980s erected a tribute next to his store's parking lot.

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