Bernadette P. (Duggan) Roche of West Newton, passed away peacefully Sunday January 19th, 2014 at the Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waltham at the age of 91. Born on January 7, 1923 in Newton; daughter of the late Francis & Anastasia (Smith) Duggan, Bernadette was a lifelong resident of Newton. A graduate of Our Ladys School in Newton, Bernadette furthered her education graduating from Lasell College. She was employed as a Payroll Supervisor at Allied Data Utility for many years. Family was the most important aspect of her life especially her grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late Newton Police Officer
James B. Roche Jr. She is survived by her devoted & loving children James B. Roche III and his wife Lidia of Watertown, Jacqueline Jackie Raines and her husband Addison B. Raines Jr. of Waltham, and Janet Roche MacDonald of Newton, her cherished grandchildren Bryan, Melissa, Bryanne, Chip Addison III, and Quinn MacDonald, and her dear siblings Claire Duggan of Newton, Nancy Dargin of OH, Shelagh Allen of CT, Janet Hall of Hingham, Joseph Duggan of Boston, Francis Duggan of Newton, and Robert Duggan of IA. In addition she is survived by 10 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Funeral Services from the Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM on Friday morning Jan. 24th with a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Bernadettes Life at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St., Newton. Interment will follow at Newton Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be held in the Funeral Home on Thursday Jan. 23rd from 4 | 8 p.m. Parking attendants on duty.