Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC


Mary Elaine Roche

September 6, 1959March 3, 2020

Mary Elaine Roche 60, of Paoli, PA, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Raleigh, NC.

She was born September 6, 1959, in Oak Ridge, TN. One of six children born to Jean and Thomas K. Roche, II, Mary graduated from Oak Ridge High School (1977) and continued to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1980). Her career included marketing and account management at various insurance companies, as well as retail sales.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Karen (Roche) Scruggs.

Mary is survived by her son Christopher T. Ebel (Linzy) of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by her three sisters, Susan Miller (Robert) of Lexington, KY, Joyce Williams (Sandy) of Belleville, WI, Theresa Roche of Yakima, WA, her brother Thomas K. Roche, III, of Powell, TN, and several nieces and nephews.

A Visitation will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at St. Norbert Church, 50 Leopard Road, Paoli, Pennsylvania, 19301. A Funeral Mass will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mary’s memory to the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Donations can be made online at http://givingpages.upenn.edu/maryroche

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.


  • Visitation Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 16, 2020


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Ramona Gaines

March 12, 2020

I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Mary Roche. I did not know Mary long, however we sat next to each other in training for a little over a month at her last place of employment, Accolade. She was very warm and friendly and was polite enough to laugh at my dry wit. I am still in shock however I know that God does not make any mistakes. I will keep you all in my prayer.