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Mary (Casorio) Roche

October 20, 1924 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 95)


Mary (Casorio) Roche, 95, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain.  She is now reunited with her beloved husband and dance partner, the late Francis J. “Frank” Roche, Sr.

Born in Plainville on October 20, 1924, she was one of three children to the late Michele and Lucrezia (Posa) Casorio.  A lifelong resident, she and Frank settled in their hometown where they raised their three children.  Remembered for her nurturing and caring disposition, warm smile and welcoming personality, Mary was a devoted and loving mother whose door was always open.  When her children were grown, she was excited to go to work, and enjoyed her time at Sherwood Cleaners until her retirement.  Proud of her Italian heritage, Mary’s homemade specialties were enjoyed by her family and friends while she fulfilled her love for hosting the holidays and having her home be the retreat for the entire neighborhood.  In addition to cooking, she had a love for gardening, having an abundance of sunflowers in her yard, and was always the last woman to leave the dance floor.  Her selflessness and lively spirit will forever be missed and remembered by her much loved family and many dear friends whose relationships she cherished deeply.

She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Karen Roche of Haddam; her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Cassidy Vaughn of Bristol, and her son Francis Roche, Jr. of New Britain; along with many nieces and nephews, and her lifelong best friend, Karin Gervais.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Nunzio and Anthony Casorio.

Mary may be remembered with contributions to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Funeral services in celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. from Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church.  Committal services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather on Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary (Casorio) Roche, please visit our floral store.


January 30, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad St PO Box 877
Plainville, CT 06062

January 31, 2020

9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad St PO Box 877
Plainville, CT 06062

Mass of Christian Burial
January 31, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville Funeral Home, Plainville


American Cancer Society
825 Brook St, Rocky Hill CT 06067
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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