Richard Roche

Obituary of Richard J. "Dick" Roche

ROCHE - Richard J. “Dick”

Of Tonawanda, entered
into rest at the age of
94 on April 3, 2022.
Husband of the late
Doreen M. (nee Mezen)
Roche; devoted father
of Thomas Roche,
Wayne (Leta) Roche, Patrick Roche,
Mary Ellen (Jeff) Becker, Craig (Diane)
Roche, the late Dale Anne Roche, and
Ann Marie Roche; cherished
grandfather of Christopher (Jennifer)
Wienke, Scott (Ronnie) Roche,
Christopher (Michele) Steinagle,
Heather Becker, Jason (Candis)
Becker, and 10 great-grandchildren;
loving son of the late George and Muriel
Roche; dear brother of Don (Janet)
Roche, Jack (Beverly) Roche, Patricia
(late Hank) Romanowski, and the late
George Roche, Robert (Gladys) Roche,
William Roche and Paul Roche; also
survived by many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may visit the
(Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls
Blvd., near Eggert/Sheridan Dr., on
Tuesday (April 12) from 4-8 PM. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi,
Tonawanda, on Wednesday morning at
10 AM. (Please assemble at Church).
Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Dick
was an avid train hobbyist. A life
member of Niagara Hose Company #3,
Dick was also actively involved in many
area firefighting organizations. Dick
served many years as an usher at St.
Francis of Assisi as well as being a
member of American Legion Post #264
and the BPO Elks #860. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made in
Dick’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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