Edward J. Roche

Edward J. Roche

September 3rd, 1929 October 27th, 2019

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Obituary for Edward J. "Ned" Roche Jr.

ROCHE, Edward J. “Ned” Jr., of Arlington. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on October 27, 2019. Beloved husband of Roseanne (Santosuosso) whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Loving father of Kevin Roche and his wife Ellen, Edward and his wife Kathy, Michael and his wife Ghislaine, Karen DeAlmeida and her husband Joe all of Arlington, and John and his wife Lisa of Wilmington. Brother of the late Lawrence, William and Ruth Roche. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Ned was a professional engineer, Korean War Army veteran and a member at Meadow Brook Golf Club in Reading for over 60 years. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut St., (Rt.60, adjacent to St. Agnes Church) ARLINGTON on Saturday at 9 am. Funeral Mass in Saint Agnes Church, Arlington at 10 am. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 pm. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Saint Agnes Church, 30 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474. For obituary, directions or to send a condolence visit

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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, MA
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    Friday, November 1st, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saint Agnes Church
    51 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA
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    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
    Rev. Brian M. Flatley
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 |
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Medford Street
    Arlington, MA
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    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

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Louis Silva

Thoughts and prayers to the Roche family.
I met Ned shortly after joining Meadow Brook and have and will continue to miss him. A kind and welcoming friend who I am glad to have met.
Lou & Judy Silva
Comment | Posted at 01:13pm via Condolence

John and Shirley Campanella

Shirley and I were deeply saddened by the news of Ned passing. On our annual Florida golfing trips we housed together and shared many private moments as well as group moments with George, Joe,
Ned and myself. Ned has plenty of attributes. but I will always remember how he was such a good Catholic.

John and Shirley Campanella
Comment | Posted at 11:51am via Condolence


I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Roche family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one Edward be foremost in your hearts and minds along with the wonderful promise that our creator made to us at Revelation 21 v 4 and the marvelous guarantee in verse 5. Again, my sincere condolences.
Comment | Posted at 04:36am via Condolence

David Casavant

Ned made quite an impression on many. I remember him as a no-nonsense, fun loving and competitive. Most of all, he was a gentleman and leaves a legacy of fine children and grandchildren who made him so proud. The Casavant Family.
Comment | Posted at 12:36pm via Condolence

Al & Barbara Tobey

Ned was a good friend, who always encouraged me to improve. We will miss him.
Al & Barbara Tobey
Comment | Posted at 11:06am via Condolence

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