Carolyn Roche
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Obituary of Carolyn Mary Roche

Redding - Carolyn Mary (Beach) Roche, age 72, of Redding passed away on Sunday March 10, 2024 surrounded by family.

Carolyn was born August 2, 1951 in Danbury, daughter of the late Howard and Rosemary (Setaro) Beach. Carolyn’s career choices followed her true calling as a caretaker starting off as a vet techfollowed by a long career at Danbury Hospital, and finally as a Group Home Manager with Ability Beyond for the past 20 years. She put her heart and soul into every patient and their needs.  Her consumers and work colleagues were not just a part of her career, they were family to her.  

A most loved mom and nana, Carolyn spent all her free time with her family and close friends. Her main source of joy was to provide for her grandkids; whether it be through new school clothes, making sure ALL the Christmas gifts on their wish list were checked off but mostly creating fun experiences for them. One of her favorite ways to spend time was hosting parties and bringing people together, always with a batch of homemade meatballs, a tray of lasagna and her famous carrot cake.  Carolyn was a huge animal lover, avidgardener and she loved baking.  She adored her Dunkin Donuts coffee, holidays with the family, poker games with friends and spoiling her grandkids.

The loss of Carolyn will be deeply felt by all who knew her.  She’ll be remembered for her sense of humor, the passion she had for her beliefs and her generous way of giving to anyone in need.

Carolyn is survived by her children: Eric Roche and his wife Sarah of Newnan, GA, Matthew Roche and his wife Jennifer of Bethel and Meggin Lundstrom and her husband Christer of Redding, her sister: Susan Poirier of Chepachet, RI and her 8 grandchildren - Benjamin, Jackson, Madeline, Emily, Nathaniel, Cooper, Porter and Emma.  

Carolyn’s family will host a celebration of life at the Cornell Memorial Home 247 White St. Danbury on Sunday, April 14, 2024 from noon to 3 p.m. Funeral services and burial will be private.

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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Cornell Memorial Home
247 White Street
Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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