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Catherine Roche

Catherine Mary Elizabeth Roche (Donnelly)

Monday, April 30th, 1934 - Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Obituary

ROCHE, Catherine Mary Elizabeth (née Donnelly) -

Born on April 30th 1934 in Ardenza Terrace, Seapoint, Co. Dublin Ireland. Passed away peacefully with family by her side at The Brant Centre in Burlington, on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at the age of 85. Predeceased by her parents James and Margaret Donnelly. Also predeceased by her husband Patrick Roche (1995). Catherine is survived and will be dearly missed by her seven children; Michael Roche (Carmen), Mary Summers (Leigh Craney), Patrick Roche (Darin Hill), Karen Roche (Karen Crabbe), Brenda Roche, Brian Roche (Frances Wright), and James Roche (Elise Shelley). Proud grandmother of Bernadette (Matt), Kimberly (Kiki), Thomas, Concetta, Patrick, Catriona, Declan, Dawson, Matteo, Michael, Emma and Conor, and great grandmother of Olivia Kathleen (born June 24th). Cherished eldest sister of; Mary “May” Kelly (Joseph), late Margaret DiMeglio (late Anthony), Brenda Connelly (late Joseph), late Elizabeth Donnelly, late Patrick Donnelly (Patricia), and Thomas Donnelly (Marie). Catherine will also be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family both in Canada and Ireland. Catherine was a woman of strong faith with devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Both she and Patrick instilled this faith, as well as a deep love for Irish culture, particularly the Irish language. As per her wishes, a visitation will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block north of City Hall), BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333, on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm with Vigil Prayers at 8:30pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, (2016 Blairholm Avenue - at Brant Street), Burlington, on Friday, June 28th, 2019at 11:00am. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Reception to follow at the church Parish Hall. As an expression of sympathy, donation to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    Address
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
    Vigil / Rosary Prayers at 8:30pm
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    Address
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
    Vigil / Rosary Prayers at 8:30pm
  • Service

    Friday, June 28th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, June 28th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    2016 Blairholm Avenue
    BURLINGTON, ON L7R 1V4
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    Address
    600 Spring Gardens Road
    Burlington, ON L7T 1J1
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  • Reception

    Location
    St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    2016 Blairholm Avenue
    BURLINGTON, ON L7R 1V4
    Get Directions: View Map | Email
    After the Interment

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Private Condolence

Steve Cameron

Posted at 08:34am
She will be missed. For me, she was always a positive force throughout my childhood. I hope that Catherine's extended family are coping ok. Sending lots of love. Take care.

Steve Cameron
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Ian Skeoch

Posted at 08:50pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her as a strong, vibrant woman, a light in the world, and a loving mother to her family.

Ian Skeoch
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Alyze Scott

Posted at 08:00pm
My sincerest condolences to Catherine’s family. I learned of how wonderful she was through my friendship with Patrick. I know the family is grieving the loss of her but rest assured her gracious, loving soul is at peace.
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Ron Fabbro

Posted at 12:07pm
To the Roche family remembering your mom and dad from good times on The Westway (Ron Fabbro) hairdresser@Novellos
Good people united once again, good bless.
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