Patty Rocklage | Devoted Therapist, Wife, and Home-Maker

Patty Rocklage is an accomplished family and marriage therapist who assists individuals, families, and couples overcome their daily relationship struggles. She went to the University of Southern California and graduated in 1891. Patty has been a practicing therapist for over 20 years. She lives and works in Massachusetts.


Patty’s Husband, Dr. Scott Rocklage, Honored by Lester Wolfe


On July 18, 2016, Patty and her spouse Dr. Scott Rocklage, visited the department of chemistry for a fête in honor of their extraordinary gift to support the reconstruction of Lester Wolfe Chemistry Professor, Moungi Bawendi’s, nanotechnology and nanochemistry lab space.


Dr. Rocklage did his Ph.D. research in the Department of Chemistry under Professor Richard R. Schrock, a Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry. The Rocklages got a brief tour of the recently refurbished lab space by Professor Bawendi and two graduate students. Bawendi’s associates and staff gathered at the lab’s entrance hall, where a customized plaque in honor of the Rocklages was exhibited. Attributes to the Rocklages by H.o.D, Timothy Jamison; ex- H.o.D, Sylvia Ceyer; and Prof. Moungi Bawendi were paid at the hall entrance.


An alumnus file found in the department’s archive featured a newsletter dated 2010. In it, Rocklage wrote about his passion for chemistry and the need to get accomplished in this area of study. At the time, Scott never anticipated that his skills would be necessary years later at MIT.


Patty’s Home Renovation


Patty and Scott needed to restructure their disconnected kitchen adjoining their two sitting rooms. So, they got Ed from the Sudbury Companies to draw up some possible designs. The creative designers illustrated to Patty and Scott some full-color drawings in a 3D description of three possible options. Patty and Scott wanted their guests to locate the front door with ease, unlike their current entry location which was hard to find.


Ed decided to build a wraparound terrace and a seasonal porch to accommodate all weather types. The periodic porch would be modified to allow sunlight in during sunrise and sunset. Patty and Scott also wanted to optimize their current landscaping by recycling most of the rock affected by the project. The Sudbury Companies managed to construct a new front façade to Patty and Scott’s home. They added a farmer’s porch and the seasonal porch, altered the landscaping and turned the front yard to include an open front door.


The interior work commenced in the spring. Patty and her husband settled on the removal of the entire wall separating the kitchen and the family room, and also the wall linking the kitchen and the rear entrance. Patty wanted to retain the cabinets and match new ones to the modern finish. A Sudbury painting specialist found a way to blend the colors correctly.


The new Rocklage home changed for the better. The development took six months to complete. The final product included a renovated family room, with a new bar, matching cabinets, and an open kitchen area.

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