Clifford F. Roche Jr.

February 28, 1926December 7, 2013

Clifford F. Roche, Jr. passed away on December 7, 2013 at the age of 87. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy Kastner Roche for 70 years. Loving father of Barbara Roche Wright and Drayton Roche (D.L.) Father-in-law of Paula Duke Roche and Thomas Wright (Wade). Son of the late Clifford Roche Sr. and Victorine Casana Roche. Brother of the late Drayton Roche and step brother Edward Dunn (Georgette). Grandfather of Michele Chulick (Keith), Michael Roche (Alyssa) and Jeffrey Roche (Julianna). He is also survived by six great grandchildren, Parker, Madysen, Matthew, Logan, Kendall and Roman. Preceded in death by great grandson Jeremy Roche. Also survived by dear friend of the family, Freda Ally. Clifford was a U.S. Army (Rainbow Division) Veteran who served in World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in Germany. He was proud to serve his country and loved to talk war stories. He retired as a supervisor at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was a dedicated and loving father, grandfather and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by his family and all those whose lives he touched. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 11:00am. Visitation from 9:00am until time of service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Clifford F. Roche Jr.

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December 28, 2013

D L & Paula. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We have been in and out of town. Our prayers are with you and your family
Joan and Doug

Gracibel B. Rickerfor

December 20, 2013

Dot, DL and Barbara, so sorry for your loss. I did not find out until yesterday. My deepest sympathy.

Suellen McDaniel

December 15, 2013

PFC Roche served in H3B-222nd Infantry Regiment of the 42d Infantry "Rainbow" Division in WWII. He will be remembered in the January issue of REVEILLE, the newsletter of the Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation, Inc.
We are grateful for his service and send our condolences to his family.

December 11, 2013

D. L. I'm sorry for your family's loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Please call me. (504) 610-0347. I've been trying to find you and Paula.

God bless you and your family. Love, Artemise (Boutte)

Ann Maloney

December 11, 2013

Jeffrey, I am sorry for your loss. Your grandfather sounds like a great guy. His service to his country should never be forgotten.

JC Miller

December 10, 2013

DL, so sorry for the loss of your dad. Hope you are doing ok JC Miller

December 10, 2013