Joseph Alan Roque Sr.

March 4, 1949May 19, 2020

Joseph A. Roque, Sr., age 71, of Fall River, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Susan M. (Ferus) Roque.

Born in Framingham, MA, he was the son of the late Evelyn (Roque) Landy.

Joseph attended B.M.C. Durfee High School and went on to work as a Machine Operator for many years before his retirement. A sports enthusiast he loved football and most importantly his family.

He is survived by three children; Tara L. Roque, Kayla Roque and Joseph A. Roque, Jr. all of Fall River, two grandsons; Lucas Pereira and Nolan Rodrigues and two siblings; Maureen Donnelly of Somerset and Gerald Landy, Sr. of Fall River as well one niece and several nephews.

Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, Joseph’s funeral services will be private. His funeral arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, Fall River. For online condolences, please visit:


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Joseph Alan Roque Sr.

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June 4, 2020

Tara, Kayla, & Joey.

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Dad. May he rest in peace as he is reunited with your Mom. Our sincere sympathies from my family and the entire Viveiros family.

Richie, Marie (Viveiros), Rich Jr. & Liz Silva

Jordan Valois

June 3, 2020

So so sorry for your loss Kayla, Tara, and Joey. Your dad and mom treated me like family growing up and I'll always love you all for that. Even though when your dad brought us to school and I was 1000% sure we wouldn't make it. I hope you're all doing well given the terrible circumstances and let me know if there's anything you want or need. ❤️

Bonnie Boutin

June 1, 2020

Joe was my closest friend and neighbor. We tried to help each other as best we could. I miss you so much, Joe! We often told each other how lucky we were to have each other, and I was hoping this was my "happy ending." Fate, Karma, and chance deemed otherwise. Joe loved to tell of his HS football achievements and his love of his family. He was a lifelong sports enthusiast, tried to keep in shape physically at the Boys & Girls Club, where he went as often as he felt up to it in latter days. Sadly, it was all down hill for Joe after his second hip surgery. Go with the angels Joe, to me you were a figure larger than life. Finally, my sympathy to the family you leave behind. Always, Bonnie

Grinnell Cabral

May 31, 2020

Joe lived across the hall from our mother, they quickly became good friends, Although they would have occasional disagreements they were always protective of one another. We all would occasionally gather for Sunday meals, Joe would always make us all laugh and loved talking sports with our husbands. We will miss you Joe. You were a bigger than life character,how could we ever forget you!❤️💕❤️
Our sincere condolences to the entire family.
Sincerely The Grinnell and Cabral families.

RuthAnn Rogers

May 30, 2020

We've been friends for over 50 years, shared many good & bad times together and we always had lots of laughs. Over these years, you weren't just a friend, you were the brother I never had..... I will miss you always, fly with the angels Joe! 💔


dennis Souza

May 28, 2020

JOE and I grew up together ,lived in the house next door, played ball with mutual friends and fought like good friends do. He was a great football player and had a passion for the game. He was a star for Durfee high ,and was well know for his drive in the game. He was a true sports person . I will miss the fact that you have left us.There are too many memories to share . JOE WAS A VERY GOOD MAN!!