Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home

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Michael Joseph Roche

May 29, 1954November 26, 2019

ROCHE, Michael Joseph, 65, of Sagamore Beach, MA, passed away unexpectedly on November 26, 2019. He was born on May 29, 1954 to William J. and Helen M. Roche (Cheever) of Belmont, MA and North Falmouth, MA.

Mike grew up in Belmont where he attended Belmont schools and is a graduate of Bentley University 1977. He spent many years as a corporate tax specialist with Southern Pacific and Digital Corporation. He was a licensed pilot and in recent years he invested in Real Estate and loved living by the ocean, however his biggest joy was spending time with his daughter Ella and grandkids Penelope and Grayson.

He is survived by his beloved daughter Ella Roche and her partner Tom McSweeney of Sagamore, MA. He was the adoring grandfather (Papa) of Penelope and Grayson. He is also survived by his siblings Kathleen A. Roche and her husband Guy Corcoran of Warren, RI, William J. Roche Jr. and his wife Anne of Lexington, MA, Kristin McCabe and husband Martin of Cataumet, MA and Kara Baldi and her husband Jon of Belmont, MA. Uncle to: Kaitlyn McCabe Champlin; Joseph McCabe; Kelly Roche; Brandon Baldi and Ryan Baldi. In addition, he leaves an Aunt, Mary Townes and many cousins.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 7th at 10:00AM at St. John of the Evangelist Parish, 841 Shore Rd, Pocasset, MA. Burial will be private.

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  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 7, 2019


Michael Joseph Roche

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Marian Pizzi Lentine

December 8, 2019

I’m so very sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. He was a dear high school classmate. My sincerest sympathy to the Roche family.

staff Jonathan Bourne Public Library

December 5, 2019

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

The Staff of the Jonathan Bourne Public Library

Mark Ahern

December 5, 2019

Billy and Anne,
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.
During high school years, I met and spoke with Michael several times at the Roche homestead while visiting for band practice, and remember him as a friendly, good natured guy.
My condolences.
Mark Ahern