ROCKY HILL, Conn. - Bernadette Marie (Shattuck) Rocha, 43, of Rocky Hill, formerly of East Granby, loving wife of John Ferreira Da Rocha, Sr. for 16 years, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer at Hartford Hospital with her family by her side.
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She was born in Derby Line, Vermont and is the daughter of Charles A and Lea L (Gagnon) Shattuck.
She was a graduate of Hartford College for Women. Bernadette and her husband, John owned and operated Elizabeth's Restaurant in Tariffville for over 10 years.
She also resided in Nova Modica, Minas Gerais, Brazil where she enjoyed their farm and horses as well as a loving community. She was actively involved in the East Granby school system and enjoyed volunteering. Bernadette was a kind, loving, and devoted wife and mother. She will be sadly missed. Besides her husband and parents she is survived by her twins, John Ferreira Da Rocha, Jr. and Luanna Marie Ferreira Da Rocha, 7 brothers, 5 sisters and their spouses, Michelle and Gregg Nadeau, Charles and Michelle Shattuck, III , Joseph and Kerri Shattuck, Theresa Shattuck, Andrew and Carla Shattuck, Anne and Jason Lively, Janice and Joel Shaw, JohnPaul and Amy Shattuck, Maryrose and Jeremy Ellis, Michael Shattuck, David Shattuck, two brother-in-laws, 3 sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Peter Shattuck.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Church, 767 Elm Street, Rocky Hill. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church.
The burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Manchester.
Calling hours are Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd. Wethersfield.
Donations in Bernadette's memory may be made to the Da Rocha Children's Education Foundation.
For on line expressions of sympathy please visit www.desopo.com
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
277 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Published in The Recorder on June 8, 2013