OBITUARY

Maura M. Roche

May 10, 1934September 24, 2020
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A well lived life is an act of love. In that, Maura loved joyously. Maura Roche passed away peacefully on September 24 th , after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Maura was surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Born May 10th , 1934 in County Galway, Ireland, daughter of the late William and Bridget (Mogan) Fenton. Maura emigrated to the United States in 1956, where she met her future husband, the late John (Jack) William Roche of Yonkers, NY. Jack and Maura married in 1959 and settled in Yonkers, NY. The pair spent their summers in Breezy Point, NY to be near to her beloved sisters who had settled in Brooklyn and raise their children at the beach. Maura is survived by her loving children, Maura Ellen Roche, Sean Roche, Siobhan Roche, Deidre Sherry. Her grandchildren, John Joseph Roche, Maille Martin Sherry & Eileen Grace Roche. Her siblings Bridget Hanrahan, Sarah McCartney and Martin Fenton. She was predeceased by her husband, John (Jack) Roche, her daughter, Eileen Roche Clarke, and her brothers William (Willie) and Patrick (Patsy) Fenton. Maura was a devout Catholic and a dedicated member of the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart. She was committed to bringing hope and kindness to those most in need through her countless good works. Among her abounding generosities, she was a founding member of the Westchester Chapter of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, a devoted participant of the Third Order prayer group, a Eucharistic minister for St. John’s Riverside Hospital, bringing great joy to those in despair, an enthusiastic volunteer for The Sharing Community, where she cooked for homeless members of our community, and a mother and grandmother that defined the importance of loving someone the way they need. If there was a demand, she would happily get involved. Maura cherished being with her family and friends. Her house was always open and she could easily host dinner for 15 at a moment's notice. She loved being outside, especially on the beach, and spending time in her garden. Her eternal optimism and love of life carried her through life's struggles with humility and a smile. There was never a day that she didn't think was beautiful. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Church food pantry or City Harvest. Visiting Hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Monday 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday September 29th at 11:30am. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 28, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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James & Pat Cantirino & Bishop

October 1, 2020

Our deepest condolences to your family. Our hearts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.
James Cantirino & Pat Bishop

Carole Sajdak

September 29, 2020

Maura, truly a kind and gentle woman! Your joy in the simple pleasures of life will long be remembered. It was a pleasure to be your neighbor.
Sincerely.
Bob and Carole Sajdak

Carolyn Remond

September 29, 2020

May words cannot fully express the sorrow I feel after learning about the death of your mother.
May you ever treasure the wonderful times you had and my prays are with your whole family

Your neighbor at 662 High Land Place
Carolyn Redmond

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