ROCHE, Catherine Mary Elizabeth (née Donnelly) - Born on April 30th 1934 in Ardenza Terrace, Seapoint, Co. Dublin Ireland.
Passed away peacefully with family by her side at The Brant Centre in Burlington, on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at the age of 85.
Predeceased by her parents James and Margaret Donnelly. Also predeceased by her husband Patrick Roche (1995).
Catherine is survived and will be dearly missed by her seven children; Michael Roche (Carmen), Mary Summers (Leigh Craney), Patrick Roche (Darin Hill), Karen Roche (Karen Crabbe), Brenda Roche, Brian Roche (Frances Wright), and James Roche (Elise Shelley).
Proud grandmother of Bernadette (Matt), Kimberly (Kiki), Thomas, Concetta, Patrick, Catriona, Declan, Dawson, Matteo, Michael, Emma and Conor, and great grandmother of Olivia Kathleen (born June 24th). Cherished eldest sister of; Mary “May” Kelly (Joseph), late Margaret DiMeglio (late Anthony), Brenda Connelly (late Joseph), late Elizabeth Donnelly, late Patrick Donnelly (Patricia), and Thomas Donnelly (Marie). Catherine will also be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family both in Canada and Ireland.
Catherine was a woman of strong faith with devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Both she and Patrick instilled this faith, as well as a deep love for Irish culture, particularly the Irish language.
As per her wishes, visitation will be held at Smith’s funeral home, Burlington, on Thursday, June 27th from 3-5pm and 7-9pm with Vigil Prayers at 8:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, (2016 Blairholm Avenue - at Brant Street), Burlington, on Friday, June 28th at 11:00am. Reception to follow at the church Parish Hall.
As an expression of sympathy, donation to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.