Robert B. Roche, 91, of Morristown passed away on January 2, 2019.
Born in Newark, Robert resided in Morristown for 57 years.
He proudly served his country as a “Seabee” in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
Robert worked as a Manager for the Paint Department in Sears in Rockaway for 30 years. He also enjoyed being a Fireman with the Fairchild Fire Department, and a “Special” Officer with the Morris Township Police Department. Robert was a parishioner of St. Virgil’s Church in Morris Plains.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Rosemarie; and his devoted daughters, Mary Ellen Grundy (Bruce), and Joanne Carrigan. He is also survived by his brother, Boyd Roche (Nancy); his cherished grandchildren, Gregor Carrigan, Ian Carrigan, Robert Grundy, and Heather Grundy; as well as one niece and many nephews. Robert is predeceased by his beloved son-in-law, Gregor Carrigan.
Family and friends are welcome to gather on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 4-7pm at Dangler Funeral Home, 600 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains. A Funeral Mass for Robert will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Virgil’s Church, 250 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains. Interment will follow at Holy Rood Cemetery, Morristown.