She was born in West Orange, NJ. She married Thomas J. Roche, Jr. on June 19, 1954. They were married for 50 years until Tom’s passing in 2014.
Vera supported Tom when he started his own business and was a wonderful confidant for him. She was a member of Roxiticus Golf Club and took up golfing at age 52 and very much enjoyed it. Tom and Vera would play on Sunday’s on a regular basis for many years. Vera was an active member of St. Joseph Church and the Brookside Garden Club (as well as many other local and national organizations where she was very involved). Vera has many good friends throughout Mendham and the surrounding community who will miss their dear friend.
She is survived by her 5 children and 9 grandchildren: her son Christopher, his wife, Cornelia and their son Peter of Chester, NJ, Michael and his son Kyle of Stowe, Vermont, Kevin and his daughter Claire of New Hope, PA, daughter Jennifer Vilot and her husband John and their children Alexandra and Frank, and daughter Alison Rodilosso her husband Fran and their children Nathalie, Stephanie, Dylan and Charlie of Rye, N.Y.
Visitation will be on Thursday Feb 1, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Bailey Funeral Home of Peapack, 176 Main St. Peapack, NJ 07977. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday Feb. 2, 2018 at 12:30pm at St. Joseph Church, Mendham. Interment Hilltop Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph's School in Mendham, N.J. or Oratory Prep School, 1 Beverly Rd. Summit, N.J.