Lawrence Rocha

February 1, 1941November 14, 2020

Lawrence M. Rocha, age 79, passed away peacefully, Saturday, November 14, 2020. He was the loving husband of Barbara (Cavaca) Rocha.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Manuel and Alexandra “Lily” (Mello) Rocha and was a longtime resident of Little Compton.

Lawrence worked for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, for 25 years until retirement. He enjoyed going out to eat with his wife especially to the Liberal Club, taking vacations to New Hampshire, and took pride in his home and yard. He loved watching Football and was a New York Giants fan, but also rooted for the Patriots. He especially enjoyed the time he got to spend with his family. He was a loving husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Lisa Roies and her husband James, Mazelle Wood, and Tammy Needham and her husband William; one brother Michael Rocha and his wife Barbara and one sister Noreen Black and her husband James. He was blessed with many grandchildren, Katrina Roies, Jessica Wood, Justin Roies, Kendall Sallar, Malynda and Shannon Needham, Grace and Johnathan Camara, Brenden and Mathew Palmquist, Aaron Souza; and three great grandchildren; Kaylee Martins, Logan Palmquist & Lily Rose Souza; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Lawrence M. Rocha II, and brother of the late James Rocha and wife Anne. Private arrangements are under the care of Wilbur-Romano Funeral Home. To leave a note of condolence,



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Stephen Menard

November 19, 2020

My sympathies to the Rocha family. God bless.

Steve and Mike Menard.

Tina Flores

November 17, 2020

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dianne Matthews

November 16, 2020

Barbera+ family . There are so many memories I don't know where to begin,or end. It's with sorrowful hearts and eyes with tears, that the memories of a lifetime flash before us all. We pray that God will take your sorrow + also give you comfort that he's home with the Angels. Love always Doug+ Dianne Matthews,+ Marion Carter

Elaine Moniz

November 15, 2020

Lisa you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.

Dennis & Tracy Couto

November 15, 2020

We are sorry for your loss, sending lots of prayers and love to you all. We will never forget all the memories we've had together. Love you all.

Peter Rosinha

November 15, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss your family has always been a great part of my live rest easy Larry


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