Lucille M. Roche
Lucille Roche Lucille M. Roche, nee Birk, 94, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of East St. Louis, Ill., born Sept. 15, 1922 in East St. Louis, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Mercy Care Center, Swansea, Ill. Lucille was a lifelong member of St. Phillip's Catholic Church and a graduate of St. Teresa Academy, class of 1940; a member of St. Phillip and Blessed Sacrament Quilters and was a member of Linus Blankets of Southwestern Ill. Lucille was a retail clerk for 20 years with Sears in Fairview Heights, Ill. and a member of Sears Retirees. She is preceded in death by her husband, David T. Roche; her son, Michael D. Roche; her parents, Martin and Clara, nee Siekmann, Birk; and her siblings, Martin Birk and Adele O'Neil. Surviving are her children, Susan M. Roche of Springfield, Mass., Patricia A. (David Drevits) Roche of Glastonbury, Conn., James M. (Kara) Roche of Belchertown, Mass., David M. (Peggy) Roche of Belleville, Ill. and Kevin M. (Kathleen) Roche of Belleville, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth (John) Tomaszewski, Megan (Nikolay) Stoyanov, Melissa (Marshal) Maddox, Joseph Neely, Mark Roche, London Roche, Dylan Roche, Quinn Roche and Ian Roche; three great grandchildren, Samuel Maddox and twins, Brock and Brady Maddox; sister, Sister Susan Birk, S.S.N.D, of St. Louis, Mo.; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Fountains of Shiloh, Mercy Care Center in Swansea, Ill. and Hospice of Southern Illinois for their loving care and support. Memorials can be made to School Sisters of Notre Dame or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.kasslyfuneral.com . Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd, Fairview Heights, Ill. Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, Ill., with Fr. James Voelker officiating. Burial will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Ill. KASSLY MORTUARY LTD., Fairview Heights, Ill.
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