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Donald A. DeROCHER

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DeROCHER, Donald A.
Donald A. DeRocher, 96, of Waterford, CT, formerly of Wethersfield, beloved husband of Lillian (Theriault) for 74 years, passed away peacefully Saturday, (November 17, 2012). Born in Waterville, ME, January 31, 1916, son of the late Charles and Georgianna (Bizier) DeRocher. Prior to retiring, he was employed by White Motors in Hartford as a Stock Manager. He served in the U.S. Army Tank Corp during World War II and was a long time member of the Franco American War Veterans. He enjoyed deer hunting, golfing, bowling, card playing and doing crossword puzzles. He also enjoyed watching the UCONN Women's basketball team. Donald is predeceased by his brother Charles Jr., his sister Gabriel, a daughter Donna Gray and son-in-law Paul Kasek. He is survived by his sons, Donald Jr., his wife Josephine, Lawrence Raymond, his wife Gina, Robert, his wife Susan, David, his wife Sandy, and his daughters Diane Johnson, her husband Robert and Cheryl Kasek; A sister, Vernette Giroux of Waterville ME , a brother, Roger DeRocher of Winslow ME and brother-in-law Omer and his wife Janet. Affectionately known as Pepere, he leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours are Friday, Nov. 23 at Rose Hill Funeral Home 580 Elm St. Rocky Hill from 3-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, Nov. 24 at St. Bridget Church 80 Main St. Manchester, CT at 11 a.m. guests are asked to go directly to the church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or The Office of Radio & Television (ORTV), 15 Peach Orchard Road Prospect, CT 06712-1052.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 21, 2012
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