Joseph Roche Sr.

ROCHE, JOSEPH E. SR. In New Haven, May 24, 2013, Joseph E. Roche, Sr. 89, of Hamden. Beloved husband of Marion (Buckholz) Roche. Loving father of Thomas J. Roche of Waterbury, Barbara J. Oddie (John) of Hamden, Joseph E. Roche, Jr. (Lynn) of Hamden, John L. Roche (Maureen) of Wallingford and Robert P. Roche (Vera) of Cheshire, brother of James Roche of Cromwell. Also survived by his 11 cherished grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a great-granddaughter Kacey Rose Mitchell, brothers Thomas and Noel Roche and a step brother John Roche. Joseph was born in West Haven August 2, 1923, son of the late Charles and Ann (Rogan) Roche. He was a graduate of West Haven High School and YMCA Junior College where he received an associates degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Roche proudly served his country during WWII with the U.S. Navy. He retired after 41 years from the former SNET. Joe enjoyed gardening, walking, fixing and building things, baking and cooking, horse racing, trips to Saratoga and Cape Cod. His greatest joy was spending time with family and watching his children and grandchildren playing sports. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Kacey Rose Foundation PO Box 4412, Wallingford, 06492. Sisk Brothers Funeral Home 3105 Whitney Ave. Hamden in care of arrangements. www.siskbrothers.com

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Sisk Brothers Funeral Home
3105 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT 06518
203-288-7114
Published in The New Haven Register on May 26, 2013